Thursday, July 2, 2009

Before and after: Fun with spray paint


After seeing these beautiful yellow sconces from Etsy shop vintage renaissance, I remembered an iron plant holder that was passed down to me from my nana. When I first got it I had no idea what to do with it, but after seeing those sconces a light went off in my head: I dug it out of the closet, and went at it with spray paint. I knew exactly what plant to put in it and everything.

This is what it used to look like:


And this is what it looks like now. I'm so happy to give it new life in my home:


As for the plant, it is my beloved burrito plant. I found a cute yellow pot that's the perfect size for it, and fits perfectly in the holder. My burrito has been with me since I bought the house last year, so it has a special place in my heart. You see, I always used to kill my plants, but since living here I've gotten better. I think having stone walls and floors helps keep the plant soil moist and all these windows provide the right amount of sun light. Isn't he beautiful?

6 comments:

ericneely said...

The planter looks gorgeous!

Anna-Marie Still said...

brilliant!

DawnMarie said...

Beautiful indeed. I have been looking for one of those plants. I love their texture and detail. Home Depot and Lowes don't seem to carry them. Did you get yours locally? I am in MA/ NH border.

Jenn Ski said...

I got mine one clearance at Lowes last year and I think I saw some at the Lowes in Bedford NH, they keep them with the cactuses.

DawnMarie said...

I will be out and about tomorrow, I will have to check around. Thanks for the response. I love the plant and it seems to certainly like you. Healthy and growing.

Hanna and Daniel said...

That plant holder is just gorgeous!
/Hanna