Saturday, May 23, 2009

Les Fleurs


Want to see what I did today? I'm getting ready for Rhondi's Porch Party on June 1. I figure that's good motivation to get my screened porch ready for the summer. You don't need a porch to participate. It can be a deck, patio or any outdoor space. I hope lots of people join in - it should be fun!



I bought this...I don't know what it is....I usually use it for flowers so I'll call it a planter. I bought this planter at TJ Maxx a few years ago and decided to give it a little makeover for the summer.



First I gave it a bit of a white wash and then I decided to paint the word "Fleurs" on it. Since "fleurs" is what I usually use it for! I printed out the word on Microsoft Works Word processor in 220 script font. Then I covered the back of the paper with crayon. I traced the word onto the planter (the crayon transfers the letters). Then I painted in the letters with some periwinkle blue craft paint.



I decided it was too light and traced the letters with a black paint pen. Not sure if I like it though. I figure I can always do it over on the other side. It actually looks better in person. The black outlining photographs oddly.



Here it is all done filled with some Wave Petunias waiting to be planted.






I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!




23 comments:

Linda's Blue Gate said...

How lovely on your mosaic buffet..... I like the black outliner the words........... I am planning on doing the porch party but the silly swallows have TAKEN over my front porch....
HUgs
Linda

glorv1 said...

I love your planter and it looks so great with the petunias. Those are my moms favorite fleurs and also pansies. She has them all over her yard, front and back. Have a great weekend Manuela.

Stacey said...

I can just tell it's gorgeous. Your little peeks are telling the story already!

vintage at heart said...

Fabulous!!!! I just love how creative you are about everything!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Vanilla Lavender said...

Looks great!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Such a pretty box of fleurs:>) Have a great weekend Manuela!

Vee said...

Yes, it really is helpful to participate in a blog party in order to become motivated. I like your box with Fleur on it am looking forward to the porch reveal. I also enjoyed looking at the new photos that you've placed in your sidebar...very nice!

Ally0005 said...

Very cute. Saw something like that last week, almost got it.

Betsy said...

It's perfect for your petunias!

Kalianne@theBowerbird'sNest said...

Your porch planter is beautiful ~ what a creative idea!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love the way it turned out! What font style did you use? I love the color too! It has become one of my fav colors lately.
xo
Penny

Paula said...

I think that your planter looks great!

Rosey Pollen said...

I really like how you show all the pictures of your projects, step by step. Thanks. Beautiful and inspiring!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I love your planter! Isn't it fun to create something so unique?

xx
Becky

Margaret's Ramblings said...

That is so beautiful. You have inspired me to have a go, I have an old wine box in the shed so will have a go on that. I hadn't thought about using crayon.

Margaret

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Manuela, just too, too pretty! I love it.

Barb

She'sSewPretty said...

I love getting caught up on your blog Manuela! You have so many great ideas. I have a box just like that in the garage. I think I know what to do with it now. Yours turned out great!

Storybook Woods said...

Sooo cute, you crafty, thrifty girl. I love it on your mosaic table. Clarice

Lady Katherine said...

Now that is one creative idea! I love it! Fleurs! I love the planter too! I am trying to get Hubby to make me 3 window boxes, from metal, I want to put Petunias in, my old buddies have the petunias that come back over year. I got a few. But want to go back for more. Just love your Fleurs!

ellie said...

I like it...I used your technique on my cottage lover sign...a few months back.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I think your "fleur" planter looks great! laurie

Terri and Bob said...

I love the box! You are so clever!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I really like the words outlined - very pretty!
Glenda