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$2 Yard Sale Succulents and Painted Pots

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$2 Yard Sale Succulents and Painted Pots

My mom and I had two tables set up at a local community yard sale a few weeks ago. We were mostly selling her stuff, but I brought a few things, too. It was a big success…not only because she made almost $150, but because we only spent $2! It’s tough to not snatch up bargain finds when you’re selling at a yard sale. After all, the point is to get rid of things and make some cash, not come home with new stuff. The problem? The couple across the way from us was selling plants!

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Yes, plants at a yard sale. Genius! And they were selling them for amazing prices. I bought an entire plastic cake topper filled with succulents for $2. $2! There were eight plants in it, and some of them were quite big. I was giddy, especially considering just one of these pretty little plants would have been more than $2 anywhere else. So when we were packing up at the end of the morning and I realized that mom had three plant pots she hadn’t sold, I scooped them up for my new succulents.

Here’s what they looked like before:

See how I transformed these free pots into something that matches my bedroom decor using a little paint and FrogTape.

See how I transformed these free pots into something that matches my bedroom decor using a little paint and FrogTape.

Perfectly good pots—mom just didn’t need them. So I decided to give them a home and a little makeover so they’d fit our bedrooms new theme of black and white with touches of gold.

Here’s what I used for the makeover:

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  • Frogtape
  • DecoArt Americana Decor Metallics in Antique Bronze
  • DecoArt Americana Decor Satin Enamels in Pure White
  • Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Flat Black
  • Chip brushes (great deal for a 24 pack here) and newspaper

(Remember to wear an appropriate mask while working with paints, stains, and finishes. Follow the directions and warnings from your particular brand.)

To make these over, I took the two with grooved tops and spray painted one using the Flat Black and painted the other using the Antique Bronze. When they were dry, I taped off the tops using Frogtape and painted the opposite colors.

 

See how I transformed these free pots into something that matches my bedroom decor using a little paint and FrogTape.

See how I transformed these free pots into something that matches my bedroom decor using a little paint and FrogTape.

I knew I wanted to line the three pots up on my window sill, so I decided to do something fun with the middle one. I recently got a throw blanket with an Aztec-type pattern on it for the bed, and I wanted to mimic that pattern on the center pot.

Here’s the blanket with my models adding what every room needs, just a touch of cat hair:

See how I transformed these free pots into something that matches my bedroom decor using a little paint and FrogTape.

See how I transformed these free pots into something that matches my bedroom decor using a little paint and FrogTape.

So I painted the entire pot Pure White and then when that was dry, I used Frogtape to tape off a design that I thought would complement the blanket’s pattern. Then I spray painted it using the Flat Black and peeled the tape off to reveal my lovely design.

See how I transformed these free pots into something that matches my bedroom decor using a little paint and FrogTape.

See how I transformed these free pots into something that matches my bedroom decor using a little paint and FrogTape.

I gotta say, I think the finished product is giving a pretty good home to my $2 yard sale succulents:

$2 yard sale succulents + free pots + a little paint = a lovely window garden!

$2 yard sale succulents + free pots + a little paint = a lovely window garden!
$2 yard sale succulents + free pots + a little paint = a lovely window garden!
$2 yard sale succulents + free pots + a little paint = a lovely window garden!

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$2 yard sale succulents + free pots + a little paint = a lovely window garden!

What do you think? A little paint goes a long way, right?

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Angie @ ambient wares

Thursday 28th of July 2016

These are gorgeous! I cannot believe you got them for $2 because yes, they are expensive in stores! I haven't jumped on the succulent bandwagon yet, but, when I see awesome ideas like yours making them look so stinkin' beautiful, it makes we want to pick some up :) Pinning to share!

Brittany Merth

Thursday 28th of July 2016

Awww, thanks, Angie! I couldn't believe what a bargain they were!!

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