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summer lounge

on the mantle
canned aloe and vintage enamel hand painted tray

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dvoraschiff wrote:
love the painted cans, what paint is best to use to achieve this look
   Comment   August 29, 2012
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I just used a glossy spray paint in a few different colors. I used RustOleum brand, but I think any spray paint for metal would work fine.
August 29, 2012 at 8:42am   
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thanks very much for the info.
August 29, 2012 at 3:49pm   
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Kerrie L. Kelly added this to Houzz Tour: Lola Nova's Small Space, Big Life
Showing Alexandra's talents and serving as the masthead of the blog, her mantle features colorfully canned aloe and a vintage enamel hand-painted tray.
In this simple vignette, there are many ties from the tray to the tin can planters. Notice how the color is centered in all the pieces, and then the green foliage expands and drapes from the center. The live and painted foliages are subtlety reflecting upon each other.
Simple tin cans with a fresh coat of brightly colored paint become darling pots for Lola Nova blogger Alexandra Smith's aloe plants.
Laura Fenton added this to Dig These Decorative Planters
In the home of Lola Nova blogger Alexandra Smith, small aloe plants look chic planted in tin cans that have been painted in bright turquoise and red. Place a plant in a plastic pot or cup inside the painted can, so that the roots can drain.
Becky Harris added this to Multipurpose Wonders: Tin Cans
Type of can: Any canned-food canUse: VaseResult: Whether you leave them with their natural metal patina or paint them bright colors, soup cans are just the right size for a bouquet or a small plant. Tip: High-gloss acrylic paint looks the sassiest.
21. Bathroom + a teensy bit of paint = tin can containers. Turn old cans into useful vessels for everything from plants to makeup brushes with a touch of colorful paint.

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