This post is dedicated to my bloggy friend PJ, who has inspired me to attempt some craftiness.

A week ago, another friend of mine, MaryAnne, gave me this flower pot holder. (Thank you, MaryAnne!)

I wasn't sure what to do with it or how I could use it, but I took it home and thought and thought. Finally, I decided it would be a great addition to my front porch, only it didn't match what I already had going on out there.

Here's where PJ comes in. I spent a while the other day catching up on her blog, and she totally inspired a bit of creative genius in me! I decided I wanted the new planter to match the old planter that was already on the porch.
(My flowers died while I was away for the Memorial Day weekend, but don't be sad for me. This is the very longest I have ever had a plant live! They were given to me on April 17th, and they have flourished for over a month in my care! Can you believe it?! Now, I'm just trying to figure out how to resuscitate them.)

So I went to Walmart and bought a can of white spray paint, a can of green spray paint (because I had decided to paint the pots green) and an extra pot (because Liberty and Mercy were "cooking" a birthday cake for me in one of the original pots and broke it -- the pot, that is, not the imaginary birthday cake).

I got so excited after making my purchases, that I rushed home, read a story to the girls and put them down for nap time. Then I ran to my closet, changed into painting clothes, and hurried to the garage where I did this.

Then I had to wait for it to dry, and while I waited, I decided that I'd rather paint my terra cotta pots either black or a brickish red to match the bricks on our house. Tomorrow, I'll return the green spray paint and purchase some other color, but I'm still undecided. Also, I'm wondering how I can get some of the white off of the wrought iron to get the same distressed look that is on my other planter. Can I just sand it in spots? I don't know.

Stay tuned for part two, wherein I get this thing finished. Hopefully.
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3 Responses
  1. PJ Says:

    You can just sand it! Woohoo!

    You sure did do some catching up, my email was blowing up with your comments for two days!!!

  2. Suanna Says:

    Hey! That's neat. I'm sure it will go well with your porch decor. I love your front porch, too :) My front porch looks cool, but is barely big enough to walk across, much less put any chairs on it :(

  3. fraukuech Says:

    Very cool! As for the plants, I don't know how to resuscitate, but my recommendation would be to plant something particularly hardy. If you front porch is shade, I like impatiens. As long as I remember to water mine at least every other day, they thrive.

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