Month: May 2014

Color Dipped Pedestal White Glass Planters and Mercury Glass Skull Planter

3 Birds 1 Stone

This project covers 3 bases.  It fulfills 2 of the latest trends.  The succulents we are seeing everywhere and the color dip/block effect everyone is doing.  Plus, I can enter it in the Vintage Revivals Rock What Ya Got link party, because I did, in fact, rock what I had.

I was at Wal-Mart the other day and grabbed some cactus’ and succulents, but a certain little girl was acting up so I couldn’t grab cactus and succulent soil or look at the planters so I had to find other substitutions at home.

Milk Glass and Mercury Glass Skull Planters

 

I had the two pedestal dishes from a garage sale.  I got a box of milk-glass-looking dishes for like $3.  The longer planter was bought at the Salvation Army Thrift Shop.  I used rocks from my gravel driveway to provide drainage under the soil.  I used Miracle Grow potting soil that the BF bought a few weeks ago and mixed it with sand from the gravel alley behind my house.

The blue(Rustoleum Lagoon)color dipped pedestal planter ended up with a cool water color effect because I didn’t rub the painters tape edge down  and held it upside down to paint it.  The top ball on that cactus is actually a really bright orange.  I hate that PicMonkey auto adjust changes the color that much.  You can see the sand from my alley on top of the soil.

White Glass Pedestal Planter with Cactus

I use Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint on these two:

Color Dipped Pedestal White Glass Planters and Mercury Glass Skull Planter

 

You may remember the Skull from this post.

I really like how these turned out and it was all free except the plants.  Well, I suppose, I originally paid for the dishes and Skull planter($ Store), and paint, but it didn’t cost me anything today to put them together.  In the future,  I think I will add colorful aquarium rocks over the top of the soil.

White Glass Pedestal and Long Shallow Planters

Color Dipped Pedestal White Glass Planters

Trio of White Glass Planters

Mercury Glass Skull Planter

White Glass and Mercury Glass Planters

Long Shallow White Glass Succulent Planter

Orange Cactus in Blue Dipped Pedestal Planter

Upcycled Long Succulent Planter

By the way, I got my first whiff of Lilac today!  Which was magical, but OMG the mosquitoes are terrible once it starts to get dark.  Seriously, so bad it makes me want to move.  Kinda pisses me off, because the BF is off work and can watch little girl, but the mosquitoes drive me back indoors.  They are ruining my paint/strip time. 😦 Bastards!

Have you put anything together out of stuff around your house?  Hate mosquitoes?  Love Lilacs and Lily of the Valley?

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