Getting on the Succulent Train

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Succulents are everywhere. Every store has them, every magazine has pictures of them. I didn’t have any and I was feeling left out. 🙁

So, I decided to make my own little succulent garden.

A couple days ago, I was going through the kitchen cabinets and found this urn. I love the shape of it, but it has a kind of hideous faux finish that almost had me putting it in the group of things to donate.

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See what I mean?

I thought it was such a shame to give away an otherwise nice urn. So I decided to paint it. I used a color from the Martha Stewart paint line at Home Depot called Sharkey Gray. The sample bottles are amazing. I’m not sure if they’re still selling them, but the one I have has a small brush attached to the inside of the lid, so no need to deal with brushes and paint all over the place.

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So much better, right? This was with two coats.

At the garden center, I started putting together groupings of those single mini succulents to see what I liked, but after 10 minuets of not finding what I wanted I turned away in frustration. And that’s when I saw these!

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DIY Succulent Urn startwithfourwalls.com

Perfect small groupings in mini pots. Success!

After waiting for my painted urn to dry, I put some rocks in the base of the urn and added each grouping of succulents directly on top of them. I didn’t need extra soil. The rocks took up the extra space.

Here she is now. So glad I didn’t give her away!

DIY Succulent Urn startwithfourwalls.com

DIY Succulent Urn startwithfourwalls.com

DIY Succulent Urn startwithfourwalls.com

DIY Succulent Urn startwithfourwalls.com

Each little succulent was $4.99, and I already owned the urn and the paint, so this project was just over $10, which I love. You can’t get an easier than this either!

Have you ever rescued something from a junk pile and turned it into something you absolutely love? I’ve love to hear about it.

Talk to you soon…

ooox,

Nicole

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4 Comments

  1. Cici

    September 23, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    LOVE this! What a great idea for a Christmas present!

    • Nicole Bedford

      September 23, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks so much!

  2. Sue

    September 24, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    LOVE this! Love also that you happened to have such a fabulous urn lurking in a kitchen cupboard!

    • Nicole Bedford

      September 25, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      Thanks so much Sue! I know, I can’t believe I was going to throw it out! I love it when that happens!

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