Tell me guys, is there anything better than finding the perfect little doodad at a thrift store and turning it into something awesome? Sure there is…taking said doodad, sending it to someone you’ve never met, and having THEM turn it into something awesome! That’s pretty much the idea behind SwapItLikeitsHot. I was so excited when my girl Charlotte from Ciburanity invited me to take part in the swap madness this go round. I loved seeing all the projects in the first swap so I was psyched to get started.
Who would be the lucky duck to draw my name, you ask? Why, none other than Lindsay of Makely School For Girls! I gotta admit I was super nervous. You just never know with these things. People donate some crazy ish. You hope for the best, but really you could end up with a 6 legged rhinoceros lamp or something like that to work with. Thankfully for me I didn’t end up with a rhinoceros lamp. I received a wooden bowl.
When I received it I knew right away what Id do with it. It was just begging to be a hanging planter. I’ve loved String of Pearls plants for many years and always wanted one in our home. This was the perfect opportunity to make that happen.
This was such an easy project. Matter of fact, I’m not even sure you can call this a tutorial. I went back and forth over whether I wanted to make a macramé style hanger or not, and in the end I chose a slightly different approach. Here’s what I used to pull it together.
I originally planned to spray the chain copper, but changed my mind halfway through and swapped it out for black chain instead. I started by taping off the area I wanted to keep the natural wood tone. Then I drilled 3 holes in the sides for the S hooks with a small drill bit.
Next I drilled some drainage holes in the bottom and gave it a spray with several coats of copper spray paint. I also sprayed the S hooks.
After allowing it to dry I planted the plant, attached the S hooks and chain and hung her up. Like I said, doesn’t even qualify as a tutorial. So easy and so inexpensive.
As of right now its living in the kitchen, but I’m about 99% sure itll end up outdoors on the patio or porch
Thank you so much Lindsay for such a great swap item. The potential for a hot random mess was stressin me out big time. My swap buddy was Jessica of Décor Adventures. Make sure you head over and see what she did with the goodies I bestowed upon her. I’m really hoping she doesn’t hate me for life for what I sent. Jessica, I heart you sweets! I cant wait to see what she did with it. And while you’re at it, pop in and take a look at all the upcyled projects this go round.
2 Little Superheroes
A Chic Little House
The Chronicles of Home
Finding Silver Pennies
Gourley Girl & Guy
The Happier Homemaker
Hearts and Sharts
A Home Full of Color
My Passion For Decor
Primitive and Proper
Queen of Everything
Rooms For Rent
Shades of Blue
Thoughts From Alice
Town and Country Living
Two Purple Couches
While They Snooze
White Buffalo Styling Co.
Thank you so much again Charlotte for having me. And thanks for getting Snoop Dogg stuck in my head for the rest of the day! Happy Monday loves. Until next time….
All images via Shavonda Gardner