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This or That: DIY Succulent Pots

Does anyone else get into color kicks? Let me explain. You see a color and/or combination. You start to pin a bunch of things that reflect this. You start to buy things and notice, “hey, this is the same color I’ve been obsessing over!” Slowly, but surely you realize that your apartment, clothes, accessories are all orange, or blue, or black and you can react in one or two ways: 1. Change – you begin to say, “No more [insert color here].” 2. You embrace it. You realize you struck gold.

I am out of denial. I realized that a lot of my accessories are in this orangey-red color. I don’t hate it. I’m not sick of it. But, I think I want to transition to more of a classic look. The cycle is repeating and I’m gravitating towards white, black, and pops of metallics. Do I sound like a broken record? If I do I’m sorry!

So here is today’s dilemma. Do I take the first way: Change. Or do I embrace it? Today I present an example of this – my succulent pots.

This is what they currently look like:

DIY: orange + gold succulent pots

Cute right? Well, one got a makeover and now I can’t decide. If I add 1 more coat of paint there is no going back. So do I try for black + gold? Behold:

DIY Black + Gold Succulent Pots

What do you think?

this or that by bedsidesign

Help me choose! Leave a comment with your favorite color combo and the majority wins!

I would also like to state that I bought these succulents back in June. That’s right – they are still alive. I finally found an apartment plants thrive in! 


It’s okay if you don’t have a Green Thumb!

I’m a huge fan of plants but I didn’t inherit a green thumb. If I could have plants all over our apartment I really would, but the shelf life wouldn’t be too long. That’s why:

succulent roundup

[from left to right: floral verde | pigeon toe ceramics | garden designs | design*sponge / farrah sit ceramics | ship & shape | say yes to hoboken]

They are pretty much indestructible (except if you purchase them in the winter and don’t put them in sunlight…okay I learned my lesson!) so they are pretty much the perfect low maintenance plants out there. [Just like our low maintenance pet.] Once we are done moving I am planning on making a terrarium like this one! What do you think?