MY DIY | Entryway Succulent Storage 


If you are anything like me, you know how hard it is to walk past the succulent section and not buy at least one…or two of those cute plants! Then, after you’ve amassed a collection you need a place to display them, right? I love the idea of using a vintage file cabinet or tool shelf, and had been search for one for a while. Then I found this one tucked away at my favorite thrift store! It was enormous, and a little beat up, but I knew with a little TLC it would make the perfect entryway piece.

The original color was a minty green, which I loved, but parts were left unpainted, so I decided to freshen it up. I was so jazzed to find Krylon® ColorMaster™ Paint + Primer – 25% More in Satin Jade because the color was similar, but brighter and more modern. The coverage was amazing and because there is so much paint in the can, I only used one can to cover the entire shelf! Also, because of the way the tip of the can functions, it was so easy to turn the can 360 and cover each of all the shelving units.

After spray painting it (I used two coats of paint to achieve this color), and letting it dry, I scuffed up some of the edges and corners with 220 grit sandpaper to give it a bit more of that vintage worn in look. While I let that dry, I started on all the succulent pots. I bought a bunch of inexpensive terracotta pots that I sprayed with three coats of fun colors: ColorMaster Paint + Primer – 25% More in Gloss Sun Yellow, Gloss Bright Idea, and Matte Aqua. After those dried, I potted the succulents and decked out the entryway piece. I LOVE how it turned out! What do you all think? Step and supplies after the break…

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What you need:
Thrifted shelf
Krylon ColorMaster Paint + Primer – 25% More in Satin Jade, Gloss Sun Yellow, Gloss Bright Idea, and Matte Aqua (Available at your local Walmart)
220 grit sandpaper
Terracotta pots

What to do:
Wipe down the surface of your shelf.
Spray the piece outdoors or in a well ventilated space and follow the safety and application directions on the can.
After it’s fully covered, let the shelf completely dry.
Sand the edges and corners to get a vintage look.

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Spray paint pots in fun colors, let dry, then pot succulents.

Decorate your entryway piece!

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This post was made in partnership with Krylon. Thank you for supporting my amazing sponsors!




  1. Tajah says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! And your succulents look incredible with the jade color. Especially the zebra plants. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Sara says:

    That’s a beautiful idea!

  3. Michelle says:

    It looks incredible, I love it!

  4. Kate Lately says:

    Gorgeous!! I need to pick up some succulents for the office and now you’ve given me a whole new idea! Love the colour of the shelves!

    Kate Lately | Fashion + Lifestyle Blog

  5. Eva says:

    I love this as an entryway piece, it’s like your own little mailroom! I haven’t been antiquing for a while and you’ve given me the itch again. It’s so rewarding to bring things back to life. <3

  6. Lisa Mecham says:

    Such a great idea! I love succulents…. but somehow, I even kill the hardiest ones. I know….. crazy. This display is absolutely gorgeous though. Maybe I’ll give my green thumb another try…..

  7. Gau says:

    Such an idea! I love all your DIY 🙂

  8. Victoria says:

    What a pretty home for plants!


  9. Charlotte says:

    That’s so cute!!!! Perfect way to add a touch of nature into the house!


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