This post comes hot on the heels of the last one about repotting and top dressing my Ponytail Palm. There’s a pottery and garden ornament center I like to stop at when driving from the San Francisco Bay Area home to Santa Barbara because it has a 50% off section in the back where I always find a new treasure. As you can see from the picture to the left, this pot had lots of marks all over (character I call it!) which didn’t bother me at all because I planned to decorate it. I’ve done quite a few pot decorating and painting projects which were more involved but this one was simple – here are the easy steps.
* I mixed some of my house trim paint with glaze to add some sheen. I used this on the top and bottom braiding only.
* I started to paint and realized that I needed to tape because of the roughness and uneven texture of the pot. It’s not a perfect line but that doesn’t matter at all to me.
* I put on 2 coats of paint for a nice deep color.
* These are the same shells that I used for my wind chimes. I decided they would look good on the pot too and glued them on with E6000. You also see the top dressing options – I chose the turquoise stone.
The finished product with the happily repotted Ponytail Palm. These plants have lots of interest and now the the pot has some too – the top dressing is the icing on the cake!
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