When I was pot-shopping, I was looking for something that was plain so that I could paint them whatever I wanted to, and these little putty-colored ones were the perfect blank canvas:
I busted out my acrylics and came up with a game plan--I would do a green-yellow one, a blue-purple and an orangey-yellow one. So, what is that? Grellow, Burple and Oranellow (which you have to say to the tune of the old Caramello candy bar commercials).
Each pot took me about 7 minutes to paint, which was a few minutes too long for Greta's curiosity. Lucky for you, I sped the whole process up to 3:40 and added a Goodbye Elliot track (Ticket to Love), so you could catch me (and Greta) in action:
After just under 30 minutes total (in real time), my little pots were all happier:
And they were ready to meet their tenants:
|It looks like THAT was a really awkward first meeting.|
With some extra potting soil, I transplanted the succulents and stood back and admired.
And then put them up on the shelf and admired some more. The changes we have made to the kitchen (painting the cabinets, painting the countertops, adding a roman shade) have all been very neutral colors, and these bright planted pots (and a few chartreuse dish towels) are just what the space needed to bring it home.
And sidenote: At 49 cents a pot, don't you think this would be a fun party idea? Date night? Mmmhmm, me too.