Anyway, when the weather is this nice, I can't help but want to pull out all of my patio furniture and start prettying up the backyard. Every year, we work on the yard a little. It has taken years to get it to where it is now. And, we have some plans for this year as well (remove a few old, dead bushes, plant a few new ones, and buy a new garage door). And I always like to add some small stuff too. Like this planter -
I picked it up at Salvation Army a while ago for $.75. I love the shape and knew I could change the color very easily. The problem I had was choosing the color. I wasn't sure where I was going to use the vase so I didn't know what color to paint it. I finally decided to go with white. I mean, how could I go wrong with white?
Well, I was wrong. I didn't like it at all in white. But, I still didn't know what to do with it. Until I took a trip to Target and saw these -
Beautiful copper planters. I was in love. But not with the price - they wanted $34.99 for a 12" planter! I stopped at Lowe's and bought some Rust-Oleum Aged Copper spray paint.
It did take a number of thin coats. Here it is after three -
And here it is after six even coats -
So much better than the white! Or green for that matter! I can't wait to fill it with a beautiful green boxwood - it's just a little bit early. It's going to look great on the patio - now I want to dig out all of my patio furniture!