MY DIY | Colorblock Sunny Succulent Garden 

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I have been on a bit of a plant buying extravaganza! My studio doesn’t have any outdoor space, so adding plants brings the outdoors in. They bring so much life to the studio, and are really helping to fill out the space  New plants means I need places to put all of them, and instead of buying crazy expensive pots, I decided to give a few inexpensive ones a colorful makeover. If you are anything like me, each year you have a new color scheme, so I was beyond excited to try out Krylon®’s Spray ‘n Peel paint. No joke, you can spray all you pots one color this year, then easily peel off the paint to create a new color palette next year. Crazy right? And it works. I have been trying it on a bunch of different surfaces, and am super impressed with the coverage. It’s the perfect spray paint for the indecisive mind! Since you know I love my pops of yellow, I had to add some sunny accents to my pots before planting my succulent garden. If you do have outdoor space, these pots are the perfect addition to add color to your patio or backyard. Get all the steps for making your own after the break… 

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What you need:
Planter (Spray ‘n Peel works great on plastics, metal, glass, sealed wood and more)
Krylon® Spray ‘n Peel in Matte Sun Ray (coming soon to an  Ace Hardware near you!)
Succulents
Succulent soil
Pebbles
Painter tape

What to do: 

First add a little color to your pots:
Using the painter’s tape, cover the area that you do not want yellow. Make sure your tape has a tight seal to create a crisp line.
Following the directions on the can, spray the area not covered with tape. Repeat spraying multiple layers until the coverage is consistent.
Let dry for an hour and then peel off the tape.

Now, time to create your succulent garden:
First, add rocks to the bottom of your container.
Then, add a layer of succulent soil.
Break up the roots of your succulents, and plant in the soil, so the roots are in the rocks (they like their roots dry!)
Once all your succulents are in place, fill in with soil, then add more pebbles on top.

Done! 

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  1. The nook looks awesome. I love how it turned out.
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  2. Jess Barnes says:

    Love how to little nook looks, very creative!

    Jess | http://www.beautythroughthespecs.co.uk

  3. Steph says:

    Where did you buy the blanket ladder?? I’ve been looking for the perfect one for ages and that’s the best I’ve seen!!

    1. Jenni says:

      It was a $30 steal at Hobby Lobby!

  4. Michelle says:

    That corner looks so stylish, I would love to work there!
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  5. Genevie says:

    I love everything about this space! Where did you get the blanket ladder?

    1. Jenni says:

      I got it on sale from Hobby Lobby!

  6. Eryn says:

    So I know this is about the prints, but I NEED to know where those jars came from

    1. Jenni says:

      World Market!

  7. Ashley says:

    It’s so gorgeous! I love the prints and the styling is fantastic! Would you mind sharing where you found your desk? I’ve been looking for something similar.

    1. Jenni says:

      It’s from World Market! I don’t think they have this exact one anymore, but I saw something similar at their store.

  8. Allie says:

    What about the greens? Where are those from? I’ve been putting off updating my work area, and I think you’ve finally inspired me 🙂

    1. Jenni says:

      Yay! They are dried eucalyptus from Hobby Lobby!

  9. carrie says:

    Love what you did here!
    And Griff looks so cute with the blanket!

    Carrie
    https://www.cafecarrie.com

    1. Jenni says:

      Awww thanks! He thinks he’s pretty fancy!

  10. Rachelle says:

    Where did you get the walnut frames?

    1. Jenni says:

      They come on the Shutterfly canvas prints!

  11. Jenny says:

    Beautiful space! Did you find the ladder recently at hobby lobby?

    1. Jenni says:

      About a month ago! But it was on super sale, so not sure if they were trying to get rid of them….

  12. Cindy says:

    Hi. I love this! I have the exact amount of space for my little office. What program do you use on your computer for the clock/time? Thank you

  13. Katarina says:

    Where did you get the lovely desk?

    Very nice ideas, thank you.

    1. Jenni says:

      Its from World Market, not sure if they have the same one still, but I saw a newer version!

  14. Kat says:

    Are the frames from Shutterfly too?

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