Today’s DIY idea fits well with Heather’s and Sarah-Lou’s project #theeverydayspruce, in which they share tips and ideas for sprucing up your home and your life more generally. I love the challenge of making the best of what I have and and so for my recent Urban Jungle Bloggers post I bought a £3 pot of bulbs in a white ceramic planter and I wanted to stretch it as far as I could. I removed the soil from the bulbs and re-potted those into a few different jars (see them here). I then used the leftover soil to plant up some succulents that I propagated (see how here). I was left with a plain white ceramic pot that was crying out for a bit of a spruce…
So, out came the gold spray paint, a bit of decorators’ tape and hello new gold rimmed pot…
You will need:
Gold spray paint – I used Montana gold spray paint that is supposed to give a matte effect but it actually turns out quite shiny and reflective. It cost £4.75.
Plant pot (mine was glazed which worked fine)
I hope that you agree that it was £3 well spent, although I must make a mental note to plant my own bulbs next year!
Of all the DIY projects I have seen recently, this is something I think I will try. Am buying a new flat in SE London and want to make an indoor urban succulent garden – do you have any favourite nurseries where to buy such plants?? Will work out a colour scheme for the pots using your post as inspiration. Thanks! x
Hi Sharmaine. Loving the sound of your succulent garden and best of all they are soooo ridiculously easy to look after and barely need watering at all. I never get to go to nurseries being in central London with no car but succulents are really widely available now, which is good. I have bought them from B&Q, Columbia Road flower market and my local florist. WOuld love to see a snap of your collection once it is formed x