So I am a little behind with posting my DIY and renovation projects. It's not that I haven't been working on some great little treasures, but rather that I got ahead of myself and started more than one project at a time, without getting to the finish line on any of them (I do not recommend this).
The good news though, is that I am finally seeing some of these projects to an end, which means that your feed is going to be flooded with a few of my projects over the next few days (assuming I actually just sit down and get to typing).
These are the products I used. I had left over paint which made these planters extremely affordable.
With Spring in the air, I really wanted to add some flowers to our home. Unfortunately, I have a black thumb and most plants don't survive very long. I can now partly shift some of the blame on a busy little toddler who feels a strong need to roughly manhandle and smell every flower she sees (the cuteness factor is through the roof though, so hey!). Inspired by my go to inspiration board (and the millions of must do projects I have tagged over the years and never actually gotten around to), I finally decided to start a little succulent collection.
I found these mini terra cotta planters at the Dollar Store. They were 3 for a dollar (score). You can also get them online and delivered to your door at a small premium through Amazon, but who doesn't love a great thrifty find. These planters were not exactly the sexiest of colors though, and since I am planning on using them indoors, I decided a mini make-over was in order.
This is a really quick little DIY decor project that you can easily get done in a couple of hours (with a glass of wine in one hand while watching the paint dry in between coats).
I used some left-over Rusto-leum chalk paint that I had from a previous project (which I will be revealing to you soon I promise). I used White Linen, Aged Gray and Charcoal. I mixed together equal parts of the Charcoal with the White Linen to keep the third gray a bit lighter. Can I just say how much I love chalk paint, It goes on everything so easily, and i love the look that I get with it.
I applied 3 layers to make sure I got complete coverage and no streaks. I finished off with Rusto-leums matte polyurethane. This is an important step, since you will watering your plants (hopefully) and you don't want the chalk paint to wash away.
I picked up some great little succulents at Home Depot. I loved the variety and color options they had (although I read that some of the brighter colors are higher maintenance so I am staying away from those for now). They cost me about $3 a piece, so my thrifty self plans on trying to propagate these bad boys for all my future green house projects (I know, lets first use our energy on trying to keep these alive).
I also picked up a bag of succulent soil (I know its probably like every other soil, but it felt like the right thing to do). The succulents were pretty easy to repot into the new gray planters (they had easy 5 step directions on the bag of soil for me too).
I'm pretty excited by the way they turned out. You can be sure that they will be popping up as staging decor in some of my future furniture up-cycle posts too.
I love a great little DIY project. There is nothing better than putting your personal touch on the décor around your home, making it a unique and true reflection of what you want.
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