Black & White Striped Planters

~DIY Stripes~

 

Don’t you just love when you complete a project and then fall in love with it?!?!? Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Some projects just do not work out the way we plan. Luckily, this one did!

I have fallen in love with my new black and white striped planters!

Striped planter

It all started with these little red planters that once held some ugly Christmas flowers. The flowers had to go, but I knew the planters could be saved. I just needed to figure out the perfect look for them.

striped planters

I threw around several ideas, but decided on a sort of “Kate Spade look”…black and white stripes. My first step was to paint the planters black. Once they were dry, I created the stripes using painter’s tape. I used DecoArt craft paint in Lamp (Ebony) Black for the base and White Wash for the stripes.

Striped planters

My mantel has a whole fresh attitude with my new planters. The striped planters fit right in with the existing black, white and red that highlight the mantel.

Striped Planters

I love the black and white stripes! They’re classic, fun and sharp!

Striped Planter 1

The red Hydrangea add an amazing pop of color!

Striped planters

Striped Planters

This was such a quick and easy spruce up of some ugly little planters and the best part is that the result is fabulous!

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  1. Love this idea! The black and white is perfect with those red flowers, but there are so many options for colors and it’s such a simple way to add some color to a room. Pinning for sure!
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  2. OMG!!! why didn’t I even consider this!!! gonna re-pot my orchids this weekend! Thanks!!
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  3. I just adore how those turned out- very chic.

  4. I love the idea of this project – definitely pinning this!

    Kate x
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  5. Beautiful upgrade! I’d love if you’d link up to The DIY’ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-diyers-27.html
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  6. I love it! I love most things with black and white stripes. Kate Spade is very inspiring to me as well!
    In fact my sun room is in the middle of a makeover and is black and white striped. Have you seen how some diy’ers are painting soup cans with black and white stripes? I think it’s perfect to hold pens for your office.
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