When I finally found my beloved fiddle leaf fig tree, I struggled finding a planter that was the right shape and color for my house. So I did what any DIYer would do and bought something to spray paint. I was struggling between doing it in white or gold so a paint dip treatment was the perfect solution. I know I’ve done some really easy DIYs in the past but this might top the list.
I started with a terra cotta pot and drip tray. I made sure to get an unglazed pot because the spray paint adheres really easily to the unfinished surface. I began by spraying the whole outside white. The white didn’t need to be perfect on the bottom 1/3 of the pot since it was going to be gold but I wanted to do a white base to make sure the orange didn’t show through under the gold.
I sprayed the inside of the pot but since it was going to be filled with soil, I only went down a few inches.
After the planter and the drip tray dried completely, I flipped over the planter and used masking tape and a few trash bags to tape off and cover up the portion I wanted to keep white. The images I took of this have mysteriously disappeared but luckily this DIY is pretty self explanatory. After a few coats of my favorite metallic gold spray paint I was done!
I love how the matte white looks with the metallic gold. The combination is so pretty and the gold looks deliciously shimmery in the morning light. Now all I need is some Leaf Shine and this fiddle leaf is good to go.