Garden Planter Spray Paint Makeover, Christmas Clearance to Farmhouse Style

I love spray paint transformations. They are quick and low budget, with such a high impact. It is my go to solution for getting the look I want for less!

We purchased a spruce tree off a Christmas clearance cart in January. The tree came in a large metal “Joy” planter container (how exciting that this planter has my name on it!). I knew I had to use it around the house somewhere!

Christmas planter spray painted to create a neutral olive tree Planter for farmhouse decor

I was given a small olive tree for Mother’s Day, and thought the planter would be perfect size to re-pot the tree into. The red and silver Christmas colors don’t really match the house, so I decided to spray paint the planter to give it some farmhouse style!

Easy Planter Makeover:

I cleaned the planter thoroughly with clorox wipes and let it dry. Then, I went over the whole outside of the planter in Rustoleum in Ivory. I sprayed just the top couple inches of the inside rim.

Spray painted and distressed metal Christmas clearance planter

After 24 hours, I lightly distressed over the embossed “Joy” section and the rim with with sandpaper to show the metal under the white. I sprayed a final coat of poly sealer to protect it from the elements. Then, it was ready to pot my olive tree!

Clearance Christmas planter makeover, spray painted and distressed farmhouse style olive tree topiary decor. #farmhouse #farmhousestyle

I love my new neutral farmhouse planter. A little paint gave it a whole new look. This olive tree topiary will be lovely in the living room in winter, or out on the deck in the summer.


Spray paint makeovers are so addicting. From wicker chairs to dollar tree caddys, I clearly love to spray paint. Have you transformed anything lately with a can of spray paint?

Farmhouse style planter makeover from a clearance Christmas container. Create farmhouse decor on a budget with spray paint. #farmhousedecor #farmhouse #makeover #paintprojects


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