Before & After: Dabito's "Old Brand New" Planter

Before & After: Dabito's "Old Brand New" Planter

Janel Laban
Feb 15, 2011

Now, anyone who has ever attempted a DIY project around the house knows that they don't always go as planned and that is definitely not always a bad thing. Sometimes the new directions that unexpected "oops" moments take us to are pure serendipity — you just need to be able to recognize the luck of your results and put the brakes on at the right moment…

...and the After!

That's exactly what happened to Dabito of Old Brand New with this thrifted planter: I saw this brown planter at a thrift store and knew it would be perfect for my lucky money tree. I had to do something about the color so I grabbed some leftover yellow paint (Rust-oleum) and slapped it on.

The drips were a happy accident. At first, I wanted to paint it completely yellow but half way through, I was feeling the color block and then the drips happened when I stepped out to take a breather. Voilà, a yellow drip planter. So goodbye terracotta and hello yellow!

The lesson here? Be open to unexpected twists and turns while working on a project and don't be afraid to switch things up mid-stream - there is no one "correct" end result. The best, most interesting and unique-to-you results are often the ones that are inspired by the process itself!

Check out more photos and info: Yellow Drip Planter | Old Brand New

Images: Dabito/Old Brand New

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