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Can you tell the difference?

June 28, 2011

Alright… so you probably can tell the difference… but were not going for perfection here, just improvements, and at a $175 price difference, that’s A-OK with us.

Right after we moved in, we cut down a large, overgrown, half-dead shrub in the front of our house. It really opened up the porch area, but left us needing some more color besides green. I came across this shot from Crate & Barrel and fell in love! The cost of the three difference sized pots were $40/50/60…not so lovely.

I headed down to the basement, grabbed three old terracotta pots and a can of yellow spray paint and got to work. First I scrubbed all the pots and let them dry completely. For the largest pot, I primed it with white paint because it had a lot of small cracks that I wanted to seal up. I wanted to break up the solid yellow, so I covered up a strip of the white primer with tape and sprayed the yellow around all of it. Make sure to remove the tape right away so it doesn’t peel off the edges. We use Frog Tape and it always does the trick!

I added potting soil and a variety of sun-loving plants that fit the red, yellow, and orange scheme. It’s a little late in the game to be adding summer touches to the front yard, but with our cold and rainy weather, and a few minor set-backs to the move, the weather is warmer, the sun is shining and we are finally feeling summer!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 28, 2011 2:29 pm

    LOVE the yellow!!! So pretty!!

    And the way our weather is going, I think you’re smart to still be adding summer touches to the outside! Hopefully we have a long way to go before the end of summer!

  2. Lynn permalink
    June 28, 2011 9:12 pm

    You are going to have to come to my house and help me do some fun things like that!


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