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?


ericneely said...

The planter looks gorgeous!

Anna-Marie Still said...


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!