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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A Simple Project

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Earlier this summer, I found this pretty *vintage* planter at TJMaxx.  While the color was a lovely light shade of lime, I'm afraid it just wasn't working for me, BUT, the price was right, and I knew that I could have a bit of fun with it.   

 
Finally, this past weekend, I got to play with it!  Out came my sample jars of CeCe Caldwell's Seattle Mist, AS Old White and AS Pure White.  I then chose a simple, French image from the fabulous Graphics Fairy, and, once the paint was dry, transferred the image to the front of the planter.  Of course, I then had to rough it up a bit after it dried with fine sandpaper:
 
 
Here is the AFTER!  I added a little burlap, pinecones and few seasonal picks to create a fun, Fall arrangment, which now sits on our dry bar!
 
 
Total cost for this project was $0.00(!), as I had everything I needed on hand!  Aren't those the best kind?

Thanks for stopping by!

Becca

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28 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great planter box, Becca! I love how you transformed it. The graphic is great and I love the Fall touches you added to it. I still have quite a bit of burlap garland that I bought earlier this year. I'll have to make sure I bring it out when I do my Fall decorating!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Those are my favorite kinds of projects! You did a fabulous job on this. The fall picks are perfect in the planter. So pretty!

Debbiedoo's said...

Simple but very cute Becca:)!

CAS said...

Love that, Becca! Glad to see you have started decorating for Fall. Me, too, as of yesterday. It matters not that the temps are hovering around 108! :)

Blondie's Journal said...

I love it, Becca! I like how you used burlap in the arrangement, it looks a little rustic!

XO,
Jane

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Becca, this is so pretty! The graphic was a great addition!! I just love seeing all of your creativity! You're so good!!!

At The Picket Fence said...

Love those free projects! It looks awesome Becca and now you have me itching to get crackin' at my fall decorating! :-)
Vanessa
P.S. LOVED your island transformation in the last post!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a great transformation Becca! Love it and love the pretty fall display inside it too!

L said...

What a great project, Becca! The burlap is a great addition to the arrangement too. May I ask how you added the graphic to the planter? Did you trace and paint it on?
It's so pretty!

Maria Elena said...

Very, very pretty! Free is the best price for any project! LOL Was the transfer easy? I am getting ready to try and transfer a graphic, but I am so afraid I am going to mess it up! You did a wonderful job!

Gina said...

Beautiful transformation! I love how this turned out.

Jeannette said...

Hi Becca! Just beautiful as always. Love the white with the burlap and berries. Very nice job on the transfer too - I still have to try that!! Have a great week - sincerely, Jeannette

Susie said...

What a fabulous job you did on that planter. Love it. Smiles, Susie

NanaDiana said...

I absolutely love it, Becca! That graphic is perfect and I love the color- xo Diana

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful planter...great graphic and gorgeous arrangement...Love Fall!

thistlewoodfarm said...

I am so ready for fall and this is amazing! I love the colors you chose and the graphic is so pretty!

blessings,
karianne

Jemsmom said...

You are so darn awesome!!!! If you want to come to Minnesota and do a whole house, I am your girl!!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

YOU are amazing, Becca!
Looks fantastic now!

xox
A

Savvy Seasons said...

Becca, I absolutely love this. You are so creative! Show us more...;)

Decor & Harmony said...

Very nice spruce up Becca. You make everything look so easy peasy! Have a great Thursday!!

One bolt short of a toolbox said...

That is beautiful!!

Newsest follower here, adore the blog!

Jan @door251

Jeanette said...

Looks great Becca! I can see you using this for so many things!

Barb @ The Everyday Home (formerly Grits and Glamour) said...

Oh my, that is just beautiful! I am on my way to Michael's shortly and I have to pick up some transfer paper. I haven't tried it on wood yet, but this is simply gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Wow! Your planter is gorgeous!!!

Dee

Babs said...

Becca, Love the new look of your planter. Great job and a great piece for any time of the year.
Happy Labor Day,
Babs

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love it Becca! It's absolutely charming! Well done!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Love it! laurie

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Oh this is just beautiful! Love it!