I hate wasting. I really do. Even when my husband wrinkles his nose, and tells me that it is absolutely impossible to reuse an item that I’m pulling out of our trash. I’m by no means a hoarder, but I’ll most definitely hold onto an item for a good month (kinda like a good penny ;) if I think there is major potential. For instance, today’s upcycled light cover planter project comes brought to you via our master bedroom closet that I am currently revamping.
As you can see below, it is just an ordinary ceiling mount light. Nothing special, but it’s gotta go!
So, what’s a girl to do? I first painted this gem with this Krylon 1000 Premium Metallic Spray Paint, Gold.
While I liked this color I wanted a little bit of variety so added a little bit of painter’s masking tape (think Frogtape, but the generic version!), and then proceeded to paint the top half with a basic white spray paint.
I got a little antsy waiting for it to dry, and regrettably ripped off a bunch of paint. Boooo…
At this point I was still wanting a little bit of a pop of a different color so I pulled out a peachy shade of exterior paint that I had on the shelves, and proceeded to hand paint a nice stripe around the entire light cover.
Last, I added my beautiful succulent! It was getting wayyyy to big for it’s container so it was perfect to move him into a spacious new home.
Not sure how to plant a succulent? Don’t worry, I got you covered! Check out my How to Create a Succulent Terrarium tutorial for the basics!
Have a great day, my friends :)