Tuesday, April 14, 2009

front step pot makeover

There are 3 pots on the steps leading up to my front porch. I brought them along from another house, where the color was just ducky... but on this house? notsomuch. They completely blended in with the stone of the house. This year, before I put any plants in, I decided to do something about it.

We are putting in copper gutters, we have copper landscape lights, etc. I decided doing the pots in copper would give a nice little splash of repetition up the front steps. I got out a rattle can of copper paint and had at it...

After they dried, I went ahead and did my first official plantings for this year... Here is a nice detail shot my new copper-ized planters:

And as I mentioned in my earlier post today, spikes in the back, sweet potato vine to the left, vinca vine to the right, and pink ranunculus in the front:

And while I was at it, I did the planter that sits on the landing mid-way through the porch steps. This one with purple ranunculus, vinca vine and a few white allysum:

5 comments:

Helen said...

Honestly ?? I don't know how I would have made it without the invention of spray paint!!

puck said...

I'd spray paint my dogs pink if they would stay still!

Willow Decor: said...

Great idea - what a wonderful transformation!
xx-Gina

Unfiltered Meghan said...

Wow, those look great! I really wish I enjoyed gardening, because people like you make the results look so lovely!

Is it bad that I read "allysum" as "asylum"? What does that say about me?

Bea said...

Perfect. I don't think you can beat spray paint for the value and effect!