I have a fun and easy project to share with you today…my vintage French planter box…made from something that may surprise you…
…a box from the clementines that I bought at Christmas! I have been saving this box and waiting for the perfect project…and I think I have found it!
I also wanted a chance to try out the sample pots of Annie Sloan chalk paint that I bought a while back. I started with two coats of Arles and finished with a skimpy coat of Old White, purposely missing a few spots.
Next, I created a label using a portion of a vintage French graphic of a pastry shop ad from…who else?…Karen at The Graphics Fairy! I added my own lettering…Miel de Lavande…lavender honey. I printed it in 8 x 10 size using Photoscape and trimmed the excess.
Then I aged the label using tea dye Distress Ink applied with a small sea sponge. I attached it with Mod Podge, adding an extra coat of it to the surface of the label.
Now all it needed was some lavender to go with the label, so I added several pots and covered them with lots of Spanish moss. I think I am going to try applying several coats of clear polyurethane and leaving it outside in a sheltered area of the patio. I’ll keep you posted on how it weathers!
And speaking of weather…it has been beautiful here! I have finally quit waiting for the other shoe to drop and decided that spring is really here! A sign…those little maple helicopters are everywhere! Our co-host Baby Kitty is having a relaxing afternoon on the patio after a stressful morning trip to the vet’s for his shots…ouch!
And here’s a final look. Not bad for an old clementine box that I nearly put in recycling, huh? And best of all...it was free! I already had everything I needed! I think I am really going to enjoy it!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my frenchy planter box! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Karen at The Graphics Fairy for Brag Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Anita at Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up on Tuesdays
Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Swing into Spring
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!