Sunday, March 27, 2011

A touch of Spring...

We had a really Spring-y weekend here. The hubby was tiling the kitchen back splash with a friend which left LM and me with some time on our hands - a rare thing indeed. We bought some plants and seeds and started planting. And painting. This pot had been sitting outside without any flowers since last summer. I loved the patina it was getting sitting out in the element. I stenciled it with our house numbers but the paint ran a bit and didn't look very good - it actually would have looked good for Halloween with the little (big) drips of paint so I took a different route. I spray painted the bottom and then mod-podged the numbers I cut with my Cricut. I wanted to keep some of the patina showing so I left the rim natural. I think it turned out really nice. :)

Next, I wanted to do something with this slate. I have had it for years (think 80's) and it was time to be freshened up. So using the same black spray paint/ mod-podged letters technique I made some changes...

Lovely transformation, I think! I used ribbon as the hanger and left some sticking out the front for a little color and texture.



With the new flowers and updated signage and pots its beginning to look like Spring around here...




Linking up to Not Just a Housewife's Outdoor Spaces Linky Party, Centsational Girl's Spring Decorating and Cleaning Party , Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays @ Coastal Charm, Tuesday's Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Craft-o-maniac Monday link party & Metamorphisis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch!

6 comments:

Arm Chair Philosopher said...

Nice updates to your pot and the chalkboard - seem like good mini-projects to work into a weekend or evening. Thanks for sharing!

Deborah said...

Love how you recreated the clay pot!!
And the chalk additions are great!!
Have a great week!

Deborah xo

Jena @ Involving Color said...

Debra, I love the painted numbers on the pot! Such a clever way to spruce it up. So glad I came across your blog. I'm a new follower.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Cute projects...thanks for sharing them at NTT!!! Can't wait to see your backsplash!

Blessings,
Linda

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

looks great! love that you left some of the pot showing!!

Christine said...

I love those funky numbers! Great job on making that pot look amazing!
Christine
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