LC: If you haven’t read The Resource Girls post on St. Vinnie's then it’s a must read. One of my fabulous finds on a Saturday date with Vinnie was a stand that held three flower pots. With a little love I was able to turn it into a fresh new piece of décor. Spray paint is every crafters BFF and that’s just what I used to brighten up the stand. I also decided I needed to try my not so green thumb at planting succulents and cactus. I’d seen an array of pretty ones earlier this spring while finding plants for my patio and couldn’t get them out of my head. They were the perfect pairing for my thrifted flower pot. I’m super thrilled with how it turned out.
Cat: Like LC, I found my flower pot at a thrift store which I referenced in my goodwill grudge post. This gem was only $1.99 and it definitely needed a little TLC. I’m the opposite of Lauren, I have a little bit of a green thumb but my DIY skills could use some honing. I had a vine sitting in a hospital gift shop tin that needed some love. A sweet patient had given it to me when they got discharged. I took a lesson from the DIY master and bought some spray paint. I used stickers as a stencil and sprayed away. My brother and I fondly refer to our apartment as, "The 3316" so I figured that was fitting for my little pot. It’s hard to make a straight line with tape because the pot is round. In the future I would zig zag the tape to make an aztec design and to hide imperfections. Flower pots don’t just have to be for flowers though. I had the idea of buying a larger pot/bowl and decorating it to hold washcloths and toiletries in a guest bath. Use the same spray paint and stencil idea I had above and spray paint the words “wash up” (or whatever fits your decor) onto the pot. You could do a larger flower pot with an address to sit on a front porch (make sure to buy outdoor paint for this one). Turning your pot into an ice bucket or beer bucket for an outdoor party would also make a great housewarming gift. The possibilities are endless!