MORE NEON DIY

October 15th, 2012

I’m a dipping fool.

Dippin’ it and dippin’ it and dippin’ it well. Oh, and yes, that is an LL Cool J lyrical metaphor for how I dip things in paint like LL makes sweet love to ladies.

Well, I had some leftover spray paint in florescent yellow and tape from my recent coffee table DIY, so how could I resist customizing up an Ikea planter with the aforementioned paint and zero new ideas…since I’m out of fresh ideas now and apparently stuck in a loop doing the same thing over and over and over in slightly different ways.

How to DIY it?

TAPE.

SPRAY.

PLANT.

Incredibly complex and clever DIY, right? How could anyone have actually dreamed up this brilliant and completely original idea? How, tell me HOW?! Sarcasm aside, this ‘adding some color to things’ is such a simple idea and easy application that it’s dumb how surprisingly effective the outcome is. I mean, I really like this thing, but who knows what the future holds. I’m a fickley fickle lady.

Once the planter was all neon dipped up, I planted it with one my favorite neglect loving houseplants, the Split Leaf Philodendron, and called it a damn day.

Plants. Am I right ladies?

I’m still experimenting with some other DIY planters, but for now I’m going to try and take comfort in the words of someone who has some experience with design or whatever:

“Innovate as a last resort. More horrors are done in the name of innovation than any other.” -Charles Eames

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    14 Comments

    1. Suzy8track on 10/15/2012:

      Sweet! I love how it looks! Definitely “in your face” color! Love it!

    2. Chrystal on 10/15/2012:

      Oh, I saw those on Remodelista a few weeks ago and have been meaning to try it out ,too! Those Ikea planters are the perfect color to contrast the neon. And you seem to be doing a great job of ‘neglecting’ that Philo ’cause it looks awfully perky and green.

    3. Adriana on 10/15/2012:

      My 23 year old daughter is low on cash but long on desire. She has been having fun finding inexpensive planters/containers at antique collectives and planting them with inexpensive succulents. Here are two recent examples. I think the shell is genius! file:///C:/Users/Adriana/Downloads/2012-10-13_14-28-43_797.jpg

    4. Adriana on 10/15/2012:

      My 23 year old daughter is low on cash but long on desire. She has been having fun finding inexpensive planters/containers at antique collectives and planting them with inexpensive succulents. Here are two recent examples. I think the shell is genius! Never mind, I thought i could add a photo but no such luck. You’ll just have to use your imagination!

    5. Klinker at home on 10/15/2012:

      Looks awesome! And props on keeping that plant alive!! A complete side note but what are the handles called on the dresser pictured. We have one and it has a broken handle and can’t seem to figure out where to get it from! Thanks.

    6. Kelsey on 10/15/2012:

      I totally have that pot and now I’m going to dip it in white gloss! Yay!

    7. the brick house on 10/15/2012:

      Klinker – the handles are inset and molded teak, I’m not sure you can buy replacements for these vintage Danish dressers.

    8. Rick on 10/16/2012:

      That’s clever and looks great. Perfect contrasting colors.

    9. klinker on 10/16/2012:

      brick house this is not the news i wanted to hear! boo boo boo. thanks for your help anyway. i’ll keep scouting and if i come across anything will give you a heads up. in the mean time i’ll sulk.

    10. THE BRICK HOUSE on 10/16/2012:

      Sorry. : (

    11. Amber on 10/17/2012:

      Looks great. I did something similar this summer (http://sugarsugarhouse.com/2012/06/27/plants-and-pots/) and it surprised me how far just that little bit of color went.

    12. Holy smokes! We need to be friends right now because we’re obviously soul mates! (http://theproperpinwheel.com/2012/04/tut-tuesday-neons-where-its-at/) I did one in yellow, but couldn’t get the look I was going for.

      Great minds think alike and I think we should be friends. :)

    13. i need to get me some of this action.

      v. cool

    14. Jonii on 10/22/2012:

      As if I wasn’t already in love with your blog for how cool it is, you had to go and appropriate LL for your own purposes! I LOVE IT. Awesome DIY, btw. :-)

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