Upcycled Pencil Holder

I’ve been wanting to update my “writing utensil” area for a while.  There was nothing necessarily wrong with my little aqua flower pot but it just wasn’t floating my boat anymore.  While strolling through Home Goods (of course) I found the perfect container… just wasn’t a fan of the exterior vibe. I’m going to show you today how to go from blah to bright with my new Updated Pencil Holder!
Upcycled Pencil holder, Delineateyourdwelling.com

Here is a quick shot of my before pot.  Certainly not bad, just not loving it anymore.

And my very inexpensive Home Good’s find.  I wish I could recall exactly, but I think it was $6.99.


The steps were so simple.  I put down a small cloth and spray painted the entire container in white.  I did my best to even spray down into each pencil slot.
After a few coats of white, it was ready to get a little gold love!  So, out came my trusty gold foil paint pen.  First I painted the top knob and top edges with gold.


Next I painted eight then stripes along the entire top.


Ah, so much better.  Simple.  Clean. White + Gold.  Perfect.  Have you done any quick spray paint updates recently?

18 thoughts on “Upcycled Pencil Holder

  1. Ce sont des conducteurs qui filtrent les énergies émanant du ciel et de la terre afin qu’elles puissent se mêler, s’associer, se combiner.

  2. I love the simple clean modern look of this. That pot is such a great shape it could have all sorts of makeovers over time and lots of new looks.
    I’ve not sprayed anything recently, I’m waiting for good weather so I can spray away in the garden, my trusty cardboard box got thrown away by someone who thought it was rubbish!

  3. There’s nothing I love more than EASY project, that look so fabulous. I’ve been needing to update my pen/pencil holder. I’ll try to see if my HomeGoods has one that I can re-mix! Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

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