Friday, 6 June 2014

BRIT DECOR: MAKES/ GEO POTS






















All Images/ Mike Ahern


Lately I have been filled with the urge to make, bake and create, and in no particular order. Unsurprisingly the cottage frequently resembles an messy art studio, but who cares, I'm having so much fun experimenting and letting the creative juices flow through my veins.

As my Instagram followers will know, my partner and I try to grab as much time as possible in the garden during the warmer months, planting, growing and kicking back to enjoy the fruits of our labours. However, as a result I tend to dismiss the potential of the indoors for planting, so this week I decided to do something about it.

This Geo plant pot project draws some parallels with many of the of Brit Decor bakes; it's quick, easy, inexpensive and huge fun. It has also done nothing to satisfy my insatiable desire to make!

I bought three simple terracotta pots for 49p each, along with some cute little succulent plants at just 99p per plant, all from Homebase. After a rummage through the garden shed I found some Farrow & Ball Cornforth White, that we recently used to paint the bathroom - I used this chalky neutral as a base coat for the pots.

Once this subtle grey had dried, the pots were ready to be masked off in various geometric patterns. I then took a small sample pot of Yellow Cake paint (also Farrow & Ball) and used this as the feature colour to paint over the masked areas. I decided to go freestyle on one of the pots with a drip effect by turning the pot upside down and letting the paint slowly run downwards.

Once completely dry I filled the pots with compost and added the little succulents and voila, I now have some sun-bright geo pots and greenery in my home. Which colour combo would you choose? I'd love to know...

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