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The LUX / EROS blog is a journal inspired by the California lifestyle curated by Desanka.

DO IT LUX / BRUTALIST INSPIRED PLANTERS

Desanka Fasiska

DO IT LUX: Nursery planter DIY... Desanka of LUX / EROS shows you how to make nursery planters LUX!

DO IT LUX: Nursery planter DIY... Desanka of LUX / EROS shows you how to make nursery planters LUX!

My step by step process showing you how to make skip the difficult process of re-potting cactus with a nursery planter DIY. I did toe different versions. One using spray paint and gilding, the other using a technique that I used in a series of paintings I did in the past that mimic one of my favorite eras of design, the Brutalist era.

My step by step process showing you how to make skip the difficult process of re-potting cactus with a nursery planter DIY. I did toe different versions. One using spray paint and gilding, the other using a technique that I used in a series of paintings I did in the past that mimic one of my favorite eras of design, the Brutalist era.

STEP 1: Be sure to clean your nursery planters of all the dust and dirt so that your paint will go on evenly. 

STEP 1: Be sure to clean your nursery planters of all the dust and dirt so that your paint will go on evenly. 

STEP 2... version 1: Spray paint your planters with 2 coats of paint as your base.

STEP 2... version 1: Spray paint your planters with 2 coats of paint as your base.

Step 2...version 1: paint on your gilding adhesive in the design you desire. You can use a stencil or go free-form or follow the natural shape of the planter like I did.

Step 2...version 1: paint on your gilding adhesive in the design you desire. You can use a stencil or go free-form or follow the natural shape of the planter like I did.

STEP 3...version 1: Press your gilding into your adhesive design.

STEP 3...version 1: Press your gilding into your adhesive design.

STEP 4...version 1: Brush off excess gilding with a dry brush.

STEP 4...version 1: Brush off excess gilding with a dry brush.

STEP 5...version 1: Use a finishing gloss over your gilding to make it stay put!

STEP 5...version 1: Use a finishing gloss over your gilding to make it stay put!

STEP 1...version 2: I used ceramic pieces that I bisque fired for texture.

STEP 1...version 2: I used ceramic pieces that I bisque fired for texture.

STEP 2...version 2: I put down a layer of adhesive grout and made sure the layer was full of texture! I also put down a layer on the back of each ceramic piece before sticking it to the planter.   STEP 3... version 2: wait until the grout is completely dry then cover with 2 layers of gold spray paint! 

STEP 2...version 2: I put down a layer of adhesive grout and made sure the layer was full of texture! I also put down a layer on the back of each ceramic piece before sticking it to the planter.  

STEP 3... version 2: wait until the grout is completely dry then cover with 2 layers of gold spray paint! 

Voila! your ugly old nursery planters are now LUX!

Voila! your ugly old nursery planters are now LUX!


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