Sunday, November 17, 2013

Easy DIY: Painted Bowl Succulent Planter

Sometimes (OK, at least once a week) I like to skip lunch and hunt for treasures at the Goodwill near my office. The other day when I spotted this bowl for three bucks, I scooped it up thinking, "Excellent, a mod serving dish!' But when I got home, I realized the bowl was pretty scratched up and wouldn't be a good serving piece. Then I recalled a project from one of my favorite blogs, Little Green Notebook, where Jenny painted the inside of an inexpensive bowl with acrylic paint and used it as a planter. Eureka! Part of my dining room plan called for a terrarium, but this is way more fun.
Kitschy Indoor Succulent Garden DIY

Kitschy Indoor Succulent Garden DIY
I was leaning towards pink, but I purchased champagne gold paint as well. Upon Jesse's suggestion, I tried the gold first; but after applying a thin coat, I knew it wasn't right. So, I washed it out and tried the pink which I absolutely love.
Kitschy Indoor Succulent Garden DIY
I tried the hardware store for succulents, but they didn't have much. So I made a trip to my favorite nursery, which was good because as it turns out there is a special potting mix for succulents. With my black thumb, I can use all the help I can get. Seriously, if these plants make it though the holidays it will be a Christmas Miracle!
Kitschy Indoor Succulent Garden DIY


I love the curvy mod shapes combined with the pink and the dessert plants; a little Palm Springs Kitsch to get us through the winter!

Feeling inspired? Good! Here is what you'll need and the cost break down:
-Clear, shallow bowl - $3
-Craft paint - $4
-Succulent potting mix - $5
-Three succulent plants - $12
- Project total - $24

Post shared at Thursday STYLE Link Party on Life in Velvet.

6 comments:

  1. This is so cool! I LOVE your succulent garden! Such a cute pink planter! Fingers crossed for you that they live a very long time :) I have an incurable black thumb, so I can sympathize!

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  2. Hi Angela! Thank you so much for your kind words. Sadly, one of the three plants has already kicked the bucket, LOL. I really am trying, I think I'm just hopeless in the plant department!

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  3. Hi Angela! Thank you so much for your kind words. Sadly, one of the three plants has already kicked the bucket, LOL. I really am trying, I think I'm just hopeless in the plant department!

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  4. It always amazes me what people can do with a little paint! I love how you transformed this bowl into a planter. Thanks for linking it up to the Thursday S.T.Y.L.E. Link Party! We hope to see you again tonight at 6:00 MST. I hope your succulents made it through the holidays;)

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  5. Seriously, I am enjoying all of your projects!

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  6. Seriously, I am enjoying all of your projects!

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