Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Vintage, Metal, Picnic Basket Planter...



I found this vintage picnic basket in one of the out buildings and it was just too "Green" for the look I was going for...



I took it over to the house and had it sitting for about a week before I decided what to do with it. As soon as I finished the 'Redo on the vintage shell back chairs'... I knew I wanted to paint it the same 'antique white' and turn it into a planter to set by the chairs...



I drilled some small holes in the bottom and filled it with about 2" of gravel for drainage and then planted it with a variety of clearance container plants from Ace Hardware's nursery...






It currently resides siting on an old, up-turned wash tub and next to the shell back chairs, a crusty watering can and an old, crusty, push mower...


It may spend the whole season sitting just like this because it looks so cute from the kitchen window...

~But, things could change ~


Nearly anything can make a cute & unique outdoor planter with a little imagination~!

5 comments:

  1. This turned out so well! It makes a lovely planter! Thanks for sharing it at the Shady Porch! I shared it on my G+ page today. http://goo.gl/Zjr8o Have a great weekend! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

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    1. Thank you for the attention~!!!
      Still semi-new to this attempt at blogging, so I apologize for my delayed response. G+ is still new to me and navigating it, or figuring out how it works needs some more attention from me soon...
      I appreciate you 'D'...
      Have a GREAT DAY~!
      =)

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  2. Love it, Jen! It is just beautiful...so charming! :)

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    1. Thanks Kim...
      It was a fun, quick project to display some of my inherited "junk"...
      =)

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