I picked up this little planter a few weeks back at the Salvation Army for a quarter. It was in sad shape, a little dirty and dingy. Would you have picked it up? I liked the details of it and knew with some spray paint magic it would perk up.
I chose Sunshine Yellow spray paint by Krylon in gloss finish. I wanted a pop of color for my desk and knew this sunny yellow would do the trick. I washed away the dirt first and then started spray painting it. After a few coats of spray paint (I did not use primer on this piece), I added a cactus plant with some pea gravel and VIOLA, so much better!
Here are shots from overhead and from a different angle.
This peppy planter sits with 3 other plants on my desk. Here are a few pictures of my other plants on my desk.
In case you want to know the names of each plant, in clockwise order starting with the turquoise planter…
Mother-In-Law‘s Tongue or Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata), Buddha’s Hand (also called by many other names – Hooded Dwarf, or Hawaiian Hearts Elephant Ear, Chinese Taro, or Alocasia cucullata), a type of Barrell Cactus, and ???. I do not know the type of cactus in the yellow planter. Sorry!
My that planter looks so much better! Here is a side-by-side comparison.
Definitely worth the $.25 I paid for it. I had all the other supplies on hand. I like the added pop of color to my desk. Do you decorate with plants? I have them all over the house, 9 in my office alone!