Jan 14, 2013

Succulent Facelift

Have you ever bought something that you love, but then get it home and it just doesn't look right?  The concept is good in theory, but maybe the color is off or it doesn't stand out like you thought it would.  That was how I felt about my $5 faux potted succulent from Homegoods.

I liked the bright green but the red pot it came in was just too similar to the color of my mahogany-stained wood desk top.  It didn't 'pop' quite like I wanted it to.  Hmmmm, what to do? what to do?  Spray paint should fix the problem!

Instructions to update a faux potted friend:

1. First, grab some paint - I used some flat white protective enamel because it's what we had and I wanted the finish to look matte - and some painter's tape.

2. Tape up the parts you don't want painted.  There is likely a more sophisticated way to do this, but hey, it worked.

3. Spray away!  Don't forget to let it dry completely.  (that's always the hardest part for me...)

4. Admire the change and enjoy the fact that you finally got "the look" you were going for all along!

She's pretty darn cute, huh?  A nice modern touch on my more traditional desk.  She makes me feel a little more Spring-y as I sit and do my work, until I look outside and see snow...oh well.


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Oh man, I'm feelin' your pain. I was SO STOKED about $6 pillow covers that I found at Ikea yesterday for my two big floor pillows. I literally walked away from fabric to make covers the day before 'cause it would have cost so much, so I was SO excited to find them at that price. And they're insanely cute. Or they were. Until I put them in my living room. They don't match AT ALL. Ugh. But I love them so much. And they were so cheap. I'm hoping they grow on me. Otherwise, I'm gonna have to make all new pillow covers for the couch pillows to match. Ha!
I picked up a couple fake plants there too. For the dark dungeon areas of our house. Those succulents are insanely real looking!! I'm on a succulent kick lately. I printed off a bunch of photos from my succulent post and have been walking around trying to find free wall space for them. :o)

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