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.