summer loungeMidcentury Family Room, Portland

on the mantle
canned aloe and vintage enamel hand painted tray

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Debbie wrote:Aug 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.
  • Debbie
    thanks very much for the info.

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Marianne Lipanovich added this to 7 Favorite Indoor Plants for West-Facing WindowsOct 10, 2016

3. Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) Succulent sun lover. Aloe vera is probably best-known for its healing sap, but it also is a fine choice as a houseplant. Its strappy leaves look at home in almost any setting, but it particularly shines in contemporary or rustic spaces. It’s also easy to grow and can handle some neglect. For the best results, plant it in a well-draining cactus mix and provide regular water from spring through fall, letting the pot drain thoroughly after you water and allowing the mix to dry out to about a half-inch from the top before watering again. Cut back on water almost completely in winter, watering sparingly about once a month.

Laura Gaskill added this to Budget Decorator: 25 Fab Projects With 1 Paint CanAug 14, 2012

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.

Becky Harris added this to Multipurpose Wonders: Tin CansJun 4, 2012

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.

The Home Editor: City & Small Space Consulting added this to Dig These Decorative PlantersFeb 22, 2012

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.

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Afton Amundson added this to Plants - West FacingMar 24, 2019

Aloe Vera, also jade plant or yucca

Robert Cannon added this to Design IdeasApr 13, 2018

Paint tin cans for pencils/pens/erasers/brushes/etc...

Kate Salvato added this to apartment livingJan 31, 2018

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.

JKN JKN added this to janet_nobel's ideasOct 19, 2017

painted tin cans organizination

Jeanie Richardson added this to Green Thumb & GardenOct 3, 2017

West facing indoor plants: Aloe Vera

Sveta Sdvig added this to светлое и яркоеAug 28, 2017

однотипные кашпо благодаря краске

Babs added this to ghiaiafine's Idee (spunti per nuovi progetti)Jun 3, 2017

Le piante grasse e le bulbose (come il giacinto) cresceranno benissimo dentro a vecchi barattoli e semplici scatole di conserva. Liberate la fantasia e divertitevi a personalizzare latte e contenitori di ogni tipo per dare vita al vostro giardino privato.

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