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Sisal Rope Planter Brings A Bit Of Florida Home

Sisal Rope Planter Painted With Coastal Texture Paint

I made the sisal rope planter from a thrift store glass dish. I went with the coastal / nautical / beachy sisal rope planter design because it reminds me of Florida.

Sisal Rope Planter Brings A Bit Of Florida Home

Sisal Rope Planter

I miss living in Florida. I miss the sunshine, the beach, the laid back atmosphere……and the thrift stores. They have the best thrift stores in Florida. Really. The yard sales and estate sales are the best too. Maybe I just feel that way because I’m longing for those Florida days, but I don’t think so. Do any of you have experience thrift/junk shopping in Florida? Maybe you could give me your take in the comment section below.

thrift store glass containter for recycle

99 cent Thrift Store Find

I bought the glass dish at my local thrift store. It was plain and square and I knew it would come in handy for something.

FolkArt Coastal Texture Paint color Sand Dollar

I was excited about trying the new paint from FolkArt…..Coastal Texture Paint. Texture is one of my things, along with rust and bling.

sisal rope for diy project

And you guys know how I’m addicted to sisal rope. A few months ago I promised no more sisal diy projects and I’ve stuck to the promise….until now.

FolkArt Coastal Texture paint in Sand Dollar for painting glass planter diy project

The Coastal Texture Paint holds up to it’s promise. I just smushed on the thick paint to achieve the textured look. The paint is thick and it covers in one coat.

hot glue and large forceps or tweezers for applying sisal rope to diy project

I used my torture tool glue gun to adhere the sisal rope to the planter. I use these handy dandy forceps to help me when using hot glue. Saves the skin on my fingertips. Popsicle sticks are good finger savers too. You learn these things as you go along and I don’t mind sharing tips on things I’ve learned the hard way.

Paint A Planter with FolkArt Coastal Texture Paint in Sand Dollar

Pretty texture and I really did a good job getting the sisal rope on straight. Patting myself on the back.

Sisal Rope Planter a diy project that bring back memories of Florida

I bought the Sago Palm at Lowe’s. We had several of these in our yard when we lived in Florida. The tag on the Sago Palm said “Plants of Steel” known for their Survival Skills. Perfect for me since I’m known for killing off anything green, indoors and out. Living in my space will be a good test of it’s survival skills.

Sisal Rope Planter is a Thrift Store Decor Makeover

I have to say this is one of my favorite projects. The clean fresh look of the sisal rope planter has me thinking Spring….and how soon can I get to the beach. I like the look of unfinished wood with white and the sisal rope is so close to the color of unfinished wood. I love the combo.

See how I used sisal rope to make handles for a vintage drawer by clicking here.

Today is Thrift Store Decor Makeover Day and my friends have fun projects today too. Click the pink text links below the “before” makeovers photo.

March Thrift Store Decor projects before makeover

1. Spring Thrift Store Basket – Domestically Speaking
2. Floor Lamp Solar Chandelier – My Repurposed Life
3. Painted Succulent Planter – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
4. Galvanized Cake Stand – Refresh Restyle

Thanks for being here and have a great day!

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. I’m a serial plant murderer. We planted some perennials this year. Someone saw my handiwork and told me they look like weeds. Probably need water. And food. And maybe not as much sun. Or perhaps too little sun.
    Anyhoo, love the planter. It will look amazing with the faux sago I plan on purchasing!

  2. Love that texture you added to the glass vase and the rope totally makes it coastal! Thanks for linking your project up with Funtastic Friday!

  3. I want that planter for my living room! I live in Florida and have a bit of coastal throughout my home. And I am addicted to thrift store shopping.

  4. This is so cute; I love the textured look. And I am glad to hear I’m not the only one who damages their fingertips when using the hot glue gun 🙂

  5. I haven’t seen this textured paint before, but I need to get my hands on some! I love how your planter turned out! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday this week 🙂

  6. What a great transformation! I love the rope detail at the bottom. add that personal character. PRETTY PRETTY!

  7. My cats would love the sisal! We made them scratchers out of a plank of wood and a roll of sisal rope. They love them, and it’s better than them scratching at the doorways! One of them has become shredded, so it’s back to the drawing board or just turn it around to attach it back to the doorway. Because of the plethora of cats we have, I have to think twice about what I can use for decor!

    Your planter looks wonderful, though. I enjoy your projects!

  8. That paint is SO COOL… I made it look like concrete. You know I”m LOVING this project.

  9. Kathy,
    That textured paint is awesome looking with the sisal rope! Very nice looking planter.


  10. Really like the sisal planter. I would like to try this one. That plant will grow gigantic so be prepared to transplant it at some point. I have one in a huge pot. Wish it would live outside in our weather but I’m afraid the cold would get it.

  11. oh how I know about thrift stores in Fla. I live here and actually worked in one.
    my daughters come here just to junk shop. we have great flea markets too!