It seems like I enjoy acquiring plants more and more as time goes on. Even though there have been some rough patches in my plant relationships (you know, like when they get all rude and die on you? Whateves plant, I didn’t like you anyways…) I have really enjoyed finding new nooks for friendly plant faces in our house. Of course, giving a plant a proper home involves some sort of planter, but to be honest, I was kind of annoyed to see how much planters can cost- and most of them are super boring, so that’s not really a wallet opening incentive.
The answer to my expensive/boring planter query? It’s either winning the lottery or DIY, and since Todd’s lotto ticket addiction hasn’t paid off yet, I guess it’s a DIY then…
I bought a plain black planter and Valspar Metallic spray paint in silver at our local Lowe’s store. First of all, let me say that I have use a lot of spray paints in my life, but right now I’m a bit addicted to Valspar’s Metallic gold and silver paint. It’s the best spray paint I’ve found so far, it covers really well, so keep that in mind if you need anything metallic in the near future. I also bought some giant glitter letter stickers at Michael’s for the project. And for everything else in my life. I mean seriously…
All I had to do was give the planter a quick covering with my silver spray paint and stick on the letters once the paint was dry. Done. DIYs don’t get much easier than that!
Maybe it’s silly, but it makes me smile to put little phrases on or around objects. Can you imagine all the other things your plant could be saying to you? I thought about doing “Please keep the cat away from me” or “I’ve seen you in your underwear,” but those were too long for this planter.
What would your plant want to say to you?
Brittanny // http://brittannytaylor.com/blog
I love it… And now I want to do the same thing with other household furnishings…
this is SO cute! mine would probably say, “keep me alive” haha! I have the worst green thumb!
This is such a cute idea. I love your DIY projects. –Hanna Lei
I really loved your -not silly at all- idea! I have ‘blackboard’ vases and I am really pro: ‘vase-messages’! well done!
haha! mine would also definitely need to say “water me”– i just have one little succulent at home and it’s all i can do to remember to water it sometimes!
Love this so much! But its making me want to spray paint everything in my room…
Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten
i used to have a cactus named Suzi, RIP, and when i watered her i said she was going swimming, since you have to soak cacti to water them. putting phrases around objects is definitely something i can support!
Love your blog! I do this around my house too, it makes me happy 🙂 where did you get your white table from the pictures? I’ve been looking for something identical for weeks
The planter stand is from either Marshall’s or TJ Maxx 🙂
A plant pot saying “I will survive”.
Not my Idea !