Sunday, April 26, 2009

Make-over Wicker Planter Box

I am the lucky owner of lots of undone projects, and it is easy for me to participate in Jen R's Home Make-Over on the 25th of each month, as long as I get my tail in gear. I know what you are thinking "Maridith, the Home Make-over is on the 25th and today is the 26th." Well, what can I say, I like to be fashionably late!!

My MIL and FIL gave my husband and I an old wicker planter box when we moved into our first home 8 years ago. Before we were the owners it had been painted many many times. We would of loved to of used it in our current but a white planter box against 80's beige trim clashed really bad. Therefore, the wicker flower pot has been in the shed for approximately 3 years. My front door is finally done, and my shutters are finally black, so I am ready to dress up my front stoop!! It is all a process to me and nothing can go out of order.

Before:
During: I have a black thumb(appropriate since I like black so much) so I asked my mom to plant my herbs. To give them a good start.
After: I decided to lighten up the planter by adding a wooden 'F' on the front. I really like the finished look!! The process of removing chipped paint off of wicker is not fun! However, using a drill to make holes for the wires to hang the wooden letter is fun!!! I love power tools!!
This is what people will see coming up to my front door.
Looking out my front glass door. Makes me smile!!
Cost:
3 cans of spray paint $12
Herbs and Marigolds $14
'F' $3
Soil 1/2 bag $4.50
Total cost $23.50

13 comments:

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Hi Maridith! We have the same wicker planter for sale at our store...now we know what do to to it to sell it!! Looks fab! Thank you so much for the inspiration! We had fun fun here and we'll be back for sure!

Vivienne said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!!!!

Cheryl said...

I love those wicker planters for putting toys & stuffed animals in them. Your makeover is really cute :-)

Sherrie said...

I love the black and white! You did such a nice job!
~Sherrie

Xazmin said...

I LOVE it! I'm so bummed, my front porch is in full shade, ALL DAY!

I haven't found any full shade flowers in my growing region that I like.

I would so love to have some pots or planters on my porch :(

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How welcoming!

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Jen r. said...

It looks great! What a fabulous transformation! Thanks for joining in on the party! jen

Cher said...

Oh, that is such a CUTE planter! Wow! I am jealous...I would love a front porch like yours... (mine is a hallway and a door) Nice. Stopping by from SITS to say hello! Have a great day!

Vivienne said...

Hi Maridith,
I'm passing on a Tag I received. Please come by when you can.
:)

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Oh, what a fabulous makeover. It looks amazing!! I love the last picture through the window...I would be smiling, too!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Wow, what a wickerly awesome makeover! (get it?) :)
great job, I love the planter on your porch!

Katie said...

I love how it came out, who knew spray paint can make things so much better?