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. 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!

  2. 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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