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DIY Painted Planter

Ok, here’s a little mini post while I finish up a couple other bigger projects.

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If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m an avid window sill gardener. Not only do I love growing and nurturing my plants, I also love paying attention to the aesthetic presentation of my plants. One great way to add a little pizazz to your boring old terracotta planters is by painting them with simple patterns.

I recently bought this adorable pink planter from West Elm.  I love the pop of color it adds to my window garden, but it needed a little something more.

DIY Painted Planter - << joeandcheryl.com >>

DIY Painted Planter - << joeandcheryl.com >>

Using a little neon pink acrylic paint and a paint brush, I quickly added a simple herringbone pattern to it.

DIY Painted Planter - << joeandcheryl.com >>

For me, it was the extra dose of personality that it needed!  On a side note, the plant inside this pot is a variegated schefflera.  I grew this little guy from a cutting and it only had one leaf as of 6 months ago. Its growing so fast, I may have to re-pot it in a couple months.

DIY Painted Planter - << joeandcheryl.com >>

Anyway, acrylic paint worked great for this simple project, but I’ve also used spray paint to spruce up planters in the past.

A year ago I bought this lovely textured “Bataan” planter from Crate and Barrel.

DIY Painted Planter - << joeandcheryl.com >>

However, when I bought it home, it just felt a little blah with the rest of my neutral decor.  I decided to use gold spray paint and some masking tape to create a color blocked look.

DIY Painted Planter - << joeandcheryl.com >>

DIY Painted Planter - << joeandcheryl.com >>

That tiny little update added so much sophistication in my opinion.  It also helps it stand out in the sea of grey that is my home.

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