This is a planter I set up for my mom’s birthday. The flower pot was quite old, and weather damaged. But with a little spray paint, and 10 or 15 minutes of time, it looked like new. With the $20 dollars I saved using an old planter instead of buying a new one, I was able to spend more on the plants themselves.
To see detailed instructions and more examples go to: From a Pack Rat’s Journal: That Mountain of Planters.