Summer Mantel Refresh with Succulents…

Hey y’all! While we were at Haven this past weekend, I was literally walking by at the right time. The Haven Team were giving away table centerpieces that had been made for one of the lunches and I was a lucky recipient! I was ecstatic to say the least!! The centerpieces were handmade by two bloggers – they are wooden and rustic and totally my style. Especially since they were filled with beautiful succulents. I have been wanting succulents and I knew this would be the perfect addition to my house.

Succulents in DIY planter

I decided to stain the wood container so that it would better match my decor and fit in with my living room. I just used a gray stain that is made by Rustoleum called Weathered Gray (love it!).  And I was sure to take the succulents out…I will say that for a moment I thought about painting around them, but then thought better of it 🙂

Stain by Rustoleum, Weather Grey

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I lightly sanded the edges to give it a more rustic, weathered look.

sanding edges of diy planter with grey stain

You could use polyuerthane after your stain it, but I prefer to not.

The stain dries fairly quick and once it was dry I placed the succulents back in and began staging my mantel. I am really pleased with how it all turned out!

Mantel Spruce Up with diy planter & succulents

Mantel Spruce Up with diy planter & succulents

Mantel Spruce Up with diy planter & succulents

Mantel Spruce Up with diy planter & succulents

Mantel Spruce Up with diy planter & succulents

I am so happy to have this new addition in my home to help me spruce up my mantel…I think it’s the perfect fit!

 

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