Since there was a break in the rain, my son and I were taking care of some yard projects. He was planting and I was cleaning. I came across this metal planter that was sitting empty out on a table. It was a brownish black color and with Matt's spray paints always handy, I picked this springy looking pink. Because I have no patience, I only waited about 1/2 hour before sanding off the raised parts. All in all, it looks ok for a first try...don't cha think?