Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Another Project

My sister and I visited a lot
of garage sales 
and thrift shops 
over the weekend.

We came upon a real treasure
and I swooped it up
before anyone else could.
I only wish I had gotten
a total before photo
( I forgot).
Imagine this as bright
red and yellow.
In fact, it made me think
of a circus, it was so bright.

I began the transformation
by pounding drain holes in the bottom.
Next step,
a few coats of brown spray paint.
I added bronze paint to the raised
edges
and planted it
with a variety of
succulents.

Sorry these aren't clearer shots,
I'm having problems with Picasa.

It was a really fun project!
Hope you enjoy it.



Wow!  I just realized this is my 500th post.
I never thought I'd be here.
Thank you ALL for reading
and most of all for your comments.
I have the BEST followers!


33 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Hi Jill, that is just beautiful!!!... you are so talented, I love succulents and that is just the cutest way of planting them!... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

Julie Marie said...

PS Aren't sisters the greatest?... so happy you and your sis had fun thrifting!... and what a find!...

Susan said...

What a great idea! And pretty too! I would never have thought of doing that! So, so cool!

Madi and Mom said...

Happy 500 and what a way to celebrate with this most unique and creative
project. Jill you have such an eye for what something 'can be'!!
Hugs C

missing moments said...

I love thrift stores and finding treasures others have discarded. And congrats on the 500th post!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

I love it! So clever!

Congrats on 500!

Jenny Woolf said...

It's lovely Jill. It's always fun to fashion something that has been discarded into something new and lovely.

thesedaysofmine.com said...

How cute is that!?

TexWisGirl said...

that's very cute. and congrats to you!!!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

What a cute idea. Very nice.
Congrats on the 500th post.
TFS. Ana

Donna said...

You are SO Smart!!! I'd of Never thought of this one!
hughugs

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh my goodness this is so creative!!! I would have never thought of plants, I love it

Beth said...

I love garage sales!! You got a wonderful find and the finished project is beautiful!

Jackie said...

great idea Jill, I love it

At Home in English Valley said...

Happy 500th post!!!! Time flies! Love your little garden...it's a great idea. Love, Penny

Raindrops and Daisies said...

That is fantastic Jill.

Well done on your 500th post.
Always love reading your blog.


x Fiona

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Wow!!! That's a great job! Enjoy your day and congrats on the 500 posts!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I LOVE IT!!

Ellie said...

Oh you are so clever and that is sooo cute. Well done you.
Congratulations on your 500 posts. I always like to visit your blog :))

Gloria Hood said...

I LOVE it! Congrats on the 500!

Nancy said...

That's just the cutest planting box I've ever seen. How crafty! :)

Charade said...

Wow, look what you've created. I would have passed up that item and never given it another thought. Does it stay inside now, or can you put it outside?

Maple Lane said...

Great find....I love this, Jill!

Bev said...

So clever!!

Tammy said...

That's a pretty neat planter. What was it originally? Looks like a frame, but the little boxes have me puzzled.

dr momi said...

I love it when people can see outside the box :-) So cute! ....and congrats on 500 posts!

Rohrerbot said...

Another cool idea Jill. Looks great!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a great find!! I think we would have been fighting over this if I'd seen this too! :-) However I could have never come up with such a clever idea!!

Congrats on your 500th post!! I hope I'm around for your next 500!!

Paula said...

Congrats on number 500. Cute project. I love thrift stores too.

Lynne said...

Congratulations 500! I knew you were a fast driver . . .

Your succulent planter is great. Are you hanging it or leaving it flat? I have been seeing some great ideas for wall gardens . . . cool idea Jill!

Susan said...

Brilliant! Love the succulent planter - you have such a good eye for things Jill.
Congrats on your 500th too. It's a real pleasure to visit you :D) xx

Debbie said...

congrats on 500, WoW!!

love this project, great idea and you did a beautiful job!!

Chatty Crone said...

Girl you are back to doing your projects and this one is soooooo pretty. Love it. sandie