The inside was gunky from having real plants in it. After cleaning it out, it got a nice coat of black spray paint. Such a simple and easy way to make it user friendly again.
Look at this amazing garbage bag of greenery I got forFREEwhen cleaning up a classroom at the end of school last year. The teacher was moving to a different classroom and was done using it. Basically it would have gone to the garbage if I had not taken it. But, I saw it's potential to be re-used.
Bubee needed something to do while waiting to attend a party. He was great at spray painting the inside of this planter. Then he got tired of doing it and went off to ride his bike.Note: when my children help paint anything, I make them wear a face mask and even goggles when needed.