It’s been a very busy spring and with the warmer weather I’ve been outside playing with dirt – literally. Planting, creating new garden beds, hauling rocks, hauling mulch, deliberating on which potted plants I want to put out on the deck and porch. The potted plants reminded me of this old plant stand I’ve had for a number of years.
the original planter
(It sits level. I just took a crooked picture!) Green may be the color of the year, I’m no longer feeling it and since I’m no longer using it I’ve decided to sell it. However, I felt a new color scheme was needed to freshen it up. It’s metal and can be used indoors or out so first I gave it a coat of spray primer.
Rustoleum for a base…
Looking better already!
Then I decided an ocean blue and white color scheme would really set off the style of the planter and complement any potted plant. The trick was covering those metal flowers to keep them white while spraying on the blue.
very crisp and clean in blue and white…
So much better. Now I think someone would buy it and give it a good home.
April is not the cruelest month. Usually it’s the ‘January Thaw’ that gets us hoping spring is thisclose before we get slammed with cold, wet weather and nonstop gray days. This year it was February – for a week! We even got 70 degree weather. Not only were there shorts and flip-flops, locals catching rays at the beach, but spring cleanouts were in full force. People were emptying their garages, sheds, and basements. Snow blowers were curbside with For Sale signs and yes, there were garage sales, the first I’ve ever seen in this state in February. Then winter came back with a vengeance of cold temps. Stella only brought us rain, but the day after the 30% chance of flurries left some white stuff on the ground…
For something a little different for spring front door decor, I found this cone-shaped hanging bucket on clearance that I decided to fill with whatever flowers I had on hand. I don’t bother with styrofoam or oasis, I just shove stems in and if there’s any space for them to move around (from opening and closing the door), I just fill it with packing paper or plastic bags. This one is packed tightly with stems. Looks great. The downside is that the result is too wide for the front of the door since I have a screen door, so I have to hang it on the backside of the door.
hanging inside the door
So, I had to make another arrangement. Found another cone-shaped basket (for free) that was brown and decorated with geese and hearts. Pretty ugly. So I slopped on some very pale pink chalk paint and filled it with flowers that would fit in the space between the front and screen door.
but there’s enough room between doors for this arrangement
So now I have spring bouquets inside and out. Because where is the rule that says you can only decorate the outside of the door? I’m just looking forward to taking down the winter wreath decoration that I made a few years ago from a worn out wreath. I picked most of the decorations off the wreath (which were cheap looking anyway) and gave it a misting of white spray paint, then slapped on a ski decoration.
the winter door