DIY: Paint Dipped Ceramic Pots

3.21.2012


I envy anyone who lives in the same city as Ikea. Heck, I'd settle for having one in my own state. Our trip to Ikea last week was driven by the desperate need for an office redo, which is in progress now. (Lots of pictures coming soon!) While I was there I found some very inexpensive ceramic pots and remembered this post that I had seen a few weeks earlier. Knowing that I had a graveyard of paint samples in my basement, the pots were just asking to become a project. They cost a mere $2 and $3. (Ikea, will you marry me??)
 

     

      
**TIP**
Do NOT lay them on anything paper to dry. The paper stuck to the dried paint and was a big pain to deal with. Next time I'd try foil or anything plastic as a drying surface.
I just love how these little pots turned out... I pray that the plants inhabiting them stick around longer that the last ones did. Seriously, I can kill anything with leaves. I am not even attempting actual gardening this year without a plant mentor. House plants are the only kind that even have a chance of survival under my not-so watchful eye.

You've probably seen one of the paint dipped projects that have been popping up all over the place lately. I'm planning on trying these dipped utensils from House of Earnest soon.

It's been a rainy, gloomy Spring Break week here in the Midwest. I was hoping for a bit of sun, but the rain has made for several epic naps. What are some of your favorites for a rainy day?


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25 comments:

  1. Wow, what a cute trick!! I wish I had more continuous natural light throughout the day so I could have plants...one day, then I'll totally try this! =)

    Lemaine's Randomness Blog

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  2. Lemanie-I know hwat you mean. I'm constantly moving my plants trying to go where they can get a bit of light...Maybe this is why they're dying...

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  3. Your pots turned out so cute, love them! I've given up on live plants- I'm just too lazy. As for rainy days, I love to curl up under a blanky with a good book and something chocolate to eat. Yum! :)

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  4. I love these! =) These would be great for my herbs.

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  5. Sheila, I might do some reading and chocolate eating today:) Christa, I killed lots of herbs last year...so sad.

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  6. What a fantastic idea! (Especially since I have so many paint samples sitting in my laundry room ...)

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  7. Those pots are pretty fantastic-looking!!! :)

    http://munchtalk.blogspot.com/

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  8. These are super sweet! I just painted all my pots, but next time...oh yes, next time...

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  9. Becky- if you think of anything else to do with a stock pile of paint samples, let me know!

    Thanks Jasanna:)

    Christine, I just visited your blog and that scratch off map is brilliant! My husband would love it.

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  10. These are so great! I've been seeing a lot of paint dripping and it's gorgeous! You crack me up with your houseplants. I can keep anything alive outside, but if you give me an INDOOR plant? Goodness. It's dead in a week.

    Shared this DIY today!

    http://theproperpinwheel.com/2012/03/fresh-find-friday-28/

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  11. Thanks for sharing this idea, I love it! Plants and flowers have been on my mind the last few days and this is a gorgeous way to show them off.

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  12. Hi Heather, great idea. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  13. What a beautiful idea! With spring (hopefully) arriving soon here in Seattle, I've been inspired to fill the house with more life! This is such a fantastic and simple way to pretty-up standard pots.

    Your blog is fantastic! I'm very happy to have found it :).

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  14. Those are fun pots Heather! Cool!
    Thanks for coming by to link up...I would love to have you back this week!
    See you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  16. These are super cute!
    Love them!

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  17. Genius....Congrats...

    Hugs,

    Ju Alvarez
    Brazil
    http://dotipoatrevida.blogspot.com
    tw:@jusalvarez

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  18. i love this idea, thank you! i just wanted to tell you, the only plant that is in a big enough pot is the nerve plant, the short one with the pink veins. you also need drainage holes need need need them! just a little tip to help keep them alive. cheers!

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    1. I had drainage holes...Sadly, they are all dead at this point. I am close to giving up on plants all together:(

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  19. I love that look, thanks for sharing.

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