Thursday, April 19, 2012

DIY Neon Planter


How awesome is this DIY neon planter via The Proper Pinwheel?  When I saw it around the blogosphere, I immediately knew it would be perfect to house my container herb garden sink-side in my kitchen. 

First up, materials. A brown/concrete pot from IKEA ($2 in as-is, I think it is slightly bigger than the inspiration picture), acrylic paint in Caterpillar and terracotta pot saucer from Michael's , a foam brush, and 3 herbs from Home Depot - Mint, Cilantro & Parsley. Total cost, under $10.

Tape around the pot, around 1/3 of the way from the bottom and paint away.  I think the saucer took 4 coats, while the pot took about 5-6.  I really wanted to make sure I got the color fully pigmented, of course my life would've been so much easier had I used spray paint like in the inspiration picture!

And the final product.  Not perfect, but I think it adds to the charm.  And my herbs are already massive, even versus this picture.  I will need to start cooking much more soon before they take over the sink area!

1 comment:

Rene' said...

Love these neon planters!!!They add such a fun pop of color!! Thanks for sharing the how to :)

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