My latest project was reinventing a planter for the front porch:
Are you ready for the 'before' shot?
I'm sure it came directly from 1970. It even had a flower decal (that was removed before this pic). If you look carefully, you can see the outline. I layed a wet cloth on it for a few minutes and the decal came right off - with the help of my spatula. Yes, I was too lazy to go downstairs and get a scraper!
Over the years, this little treasure had some wear & tear. The legs were loose and the top corner had a chunk missing. Nothing a screwdriver (with some toothpicks to fill-in the hole that was now too big - my hubby's trick) and some wood putty couldn't fix.
I bought a wood embellishment and gave it some dark stain so it would match when the piece was distressed.
I did not attach it at this point. I just rested it there to see how it was going to look.
Since it was going to live on the front porch which is open to the elements, I painted it with 2 coats of exterior house paint. The wood embellishment was also painted. Everything dried overnight, and the next day, the sandpaper came out. I sanded in various spots and when I was happy with the look, the embellishement was glued on with E6000.
The entire planter was sprayed with 2 coats of Krylon sealer and it was time to plant!
This is the first thing you see as you come up to my front porch. Isn't it amazing what a little paint and sandpaper can do?
Thank you for stopping by the cottage. Have a wonderful week and be sure to stop by again soon - I picked up another treasure and I can't wait to get started on it - and share it with you, of course!