7/27/2014

Easy DIY: White and Gold Striped Planter


I snagged this faux brass bucket thing at a thrift store and thought it might look good with white stripes and a tall-ish house plant. Spoiler alert: It does!
add white stripes to thrift store planter for some instant swank!First, I added two bands of wide Frog Tape to the bucket, rubbing it as I went to make a good seal. I'm a lazy crafter so I just eyeballed it for straightness, but it would be smart to measure and mark your widths.add white stripes to thrift store planter for some instant swank!
After the tape was down, I hung the bucket up outside by putting the hook part of a wire hanger through one of the little holes and looping the body of the hanger over our laundry line pole. I use that trick a lot, I should snag a picture of it sometime. Then I sprayed the bucket with white primer followed by a thick coat of white spray lacquer.
add white stripes to thrift store planter for some instant swank!
 It was so humid outside yesterday that I had to move the bucket to the basement or it never would have dried. I was so excited, I could hardly wait to peel back the frog tape and when I finally did (a whole thirty minutes later), I was thrilled! I tell ya what, Frog Tape is legit! I can't believe how crisp and clean the lines on this project turned out. This isn't a sponsored post, I just REALLY love Frog Tape.

I'm so pleased with how this turned out! I was originally envisioning a snake plant for the bucket, but the hardware store didn't have any that were large enough, so I settled for a dieffenbachia, which we named "Linda Two" after the first dieffenbachia I slowly killed last year, which was a gift from Jesse's Aunt Linda. Are we strange, or does anyone else name their plants?
add white stripes to thrift store planter for some instant swank!



14 comments:

  1. Love, love, love it! Such a simple change and now it has more character.

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    1. Hey, Thanks Jessica! And thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. I (more than) love this! It went from 1985 to 2014 and is so cute!!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Amanda! Have a great weekend!

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  3. G'Day from Oz! That looks so different-what a great project. I love that chair too!

    If you have a minute to spare I’d be thrilled if you could share your post at my weekly Say G’Day Saturday linky party. It has just started and this would be a fabulous addition.

    Best wishes for a great weekend.
    Natasha in Oz

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  4. I love this planter, great find and great makeover! Thanks for sharing at Link It or Lump It, I'll be featuring you next week!

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    1. Thanks, Leigh Anne! I love to participate in the party when I can :)

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  5. looks a lot better than when you got it! i don't do any plants but snake plants, lol, cuz i think of them as unkillable!
    b

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    1. Yes, snake plants are the way to go! I'm a total black-thumb. I think it's the poor lighting in this house...yeah...we'll go with that...

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  6. Loved this easy DIY!! Congrats, you received the most views from our link it or lump it party last week!! Be sure to stop by and grab a feature button!

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