Thursday, June 3, 2010

planter better after

Upon buying this planter and excitedly bringing it home, behold this conversation. 
Ahem.

Me: Yay, look at this! I can't wait to paint this thing white!
S:  You're going to paint it white?  It isn't going to look like a tree if you paint it white.
Me:  Because this gaudy gold makes it look like a tree now?  I don't want it to look like a tree, i want it to look like a white ceramic planter that has a tree pattern. You don't see the difference?
S: Whatever, do what you want.
Me: Nevermind, the blog world will understand.




Here she is after 2 coats of drip-laden spray paint, a much better improvement.  And you do understand, right?


Hey, that ain't so bad anymore. I don't think i'd walk past this and visibly recoil!  That marks success in my book!



Here she is at her final destination, jazzing up a formerly empty space in the backyard.  Je'taime, faux bois!

Cost breakdown:  thrifted planter, 4 bucks
white spray paint, already had.
2 plants-33 cents each.
Good deal.

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44 comments:

Debbie said...

Wonderful white...so fresh and fun!~ Thanks for popping over...see you soon.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

This DOES look like a white ceramic planter with a tree pattern. It actually looks like an expensive designer piece! Does hubby know how much a designer white ceramic planter with a tree pattern costs? He'd probably be impressed then. I know I am.

Linda said...

See!!! Others would walk by it and think ugly...you see it and think...paint it white and it wonderful. Great!!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

wow, it looks so much better! I love paint!
gail

Heidi said...

Very nice, much better now. White planters with embossed tree patterns are all the rage, I've heard.
Drop by for a visit sometime!
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

Heather said...

Yes, I GET it! :) haha. Paint it white...totally the theme right now. :)
Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

Cabin and Cottage said...

Pretty great! I certainly get it! Why does this all sound so familiar? Jacqueline

Victoria said...

Much much better and yes, we in blog world DO understand:)

Remodelaholic said...

Yes, We the blog world understand! Great Job!

Annie said...

Nice! Very fresh looking ;-) Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love yours ;-)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

what a great redo!!
The white really looks lovely on it!

Debbie

Aviva said...

Beautiful! :) I'll be on the look out for gold tree stump planters this weekend. ;)

Sherry said...

Yes, it looks better white. We bloggers understand these things! I was thinking about showing my planters next week, they could really use some spray paint.:)
Come by my blog and win a $50 CSN gift certificate.
Sherry

Marie said...

Hello - I'm a new follower of your blog via The Inspired Room! Love what you did with the planter. Looks fabulous!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

alissa said...

Yes - I definitely understand, and it looks great! Love it in the white.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Here's a link to the type of flower supports I use:

http://www.gardeners.com/Single-Stem-Flower-Supports/FlowerGardening_FlowerSupports,37-470RS,default,cp.html

I bought mine at a local garden center but I think you might even be able to find them @ Lowe's or Home Depot if you don't want to buy them online. I think they work great! You stick them in the ground and then slip the stem thru the loop @ the top and they are easy to move around if you need to. Hope that helps!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow this is fabulous!! I would love for you to visit My blog. I am also hosting a Giveaway from CSN for $40 dollars !!

Atticmag said...

Spray paint rocks. The planter looks far better as you envisioned it. And I've learned to never explain what I'm about to do. My mantra: trust me. LOL. Please stop by and get in on our glass vessel sink giveaway if you have time.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

You can see the detailing much better~ well done!

Nesty Girl said...

I love the white! Tell him it's a silver birch!!

Linking from Just Something I Whipped Up Mondays. Now following!

K-E Kreations said...

Love it!

Southerncook said...

I love the planter painted white. It's gorgeous and I love the pic of your first home. It's adorable.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Manang Kim said...

I love the planter painted white and it makes me inspire to paint mine too ^_^ Happy Monday!


Blue Jar

Patty-Cake Manners said...

Great job improving the planter! Much better, indeed!

Pam said...

Much better!! :)

Kaysi said...

That looks great! I love the white!

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Kaysi said...

Great work, I love the white!

Kaysi said...

Looks great!

Nancy said...

Of course! Great find and great redo.

Kaysi said...

It looks great! I love the white, it really makes the flowers pop

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Kaysi said...

That looks great! I love the white!

Nancy said...

glad to provide the Vermont visit! However, my son and my heart are below the mason dixon. We are reluctant "Vermonsters" just waiting for the house to sell and the job market to pick up. For three years (of the 4 here), I have kept sane through hope and the kindness of comments left by fellow bloggers.

Mrs. Chic said...

i love the white paint on the pot, it shows the deails for perfect

Van said...

Truthfully I thought it was PERFECT in gaudy gold and teal; but the structure of it is so nice that it looks nice either way.

Kaysi said...

That's looks great! I love the white

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

The blog world definitely understands! Saw this on Anything Related :)

Ela@lifeinmypjs.com said...

I love your blog. You have some fantastic ideas!

I would be really honored if you would join me at my first link party and giveaway that is up now:

http://lifeinmypjs.blogspot.com/2010/06/pajama-party-1-giveaway.html

~Ela

★All Thingz Related★ said...

I say painted is better! Thanks for joining us for Anything Related! ~Bridgette

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

You crack me up! IT is definitely better now.

Thanks for linking with Sugar & Spice.

Stephanie Lynn said...

What a fabulous find! I love the faux bois pattern and the white looks fabulous! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Kimm at Reinvented said...

It looks great, and of COURSE we understand!! :) thanks for linking up.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

She is looking much better in WHITE:) Thanks for coming to my NTT party and also for the sweet comment:)

Blessings,
Linda

Debbie said...

Thank you:)