Monday, June 20, 2011

Chalkboard Paint for Summer!

I’ve always wanted to do this but just never got around to it last summer so when the  Summer Block/blog party started up I was bound and determined to get this done, to finally paint some planters like what’s on the paint can.
I just did the rims of the planters, don’t ask me why maybe it’s because I ‘vet worked two weekends in a row and we are trying to get everything done before the wedding/picnic on July 9th so much to do and it’s either so hot out or like this morning rainy and cloudy! I guess it will all come together before then:)
So here they are…I know, I know to much space between the two he's I’ll fix that before the 9th…hopefully! I also used chalk ink from Michael’s, so much better than regular chalk!
Here is a peek at my potting bench Mr. K built for me, I’m still not done adding to it. Does anyone have any suggestions, I’d be so happy to have your help on it, sometimes another pair of eyes can see something that I don’t especially with all the other projects I’m trying to get done:0  The window is from my BIL’s family home garage and heavy isn’t the word for it!
I did find these on sale at Joann's for 60% off and hung them on the side or do you think they would look better hung on the choppy window on either side of the glass part?
Seems like I need more color down here on the shelf too!
I do like this arrangement but seems so skimpy or something!

Talk about painting projects I still have these to do, I didn’t give them a fresh coat of paint last summer so this year they really are screaming for me to do it ! This yellow is called Yellow Crème!
The large planter is from Walmart, love them because they look so real but are light as a feather! I got the top part of this vintage chair done and still have to do the very bottom. I have four of these chairs in different styles and all were given to me!
I hope you enjoyed reading my post today, stop by the block party to see what everyone’s been doing!


⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

This is darned cute Rondell....I just love it. what a cute little potting area, I need to have one! Even though I kill plants and herbs.

adsgram said...

How about a crockery piece filled with potting soil for transplanting? A pot of some sort with your tools tucked in with pretty gardening gloves? Some colorful seed packets? It looks great and I am sure you will make it just the way you want before long!



Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I think your potting bench is looking fantastic! I think ideas will come to you as you use it.

Samantha Lynn said...

Looking great!!! I love the potting area you've created. I need to get some of that paint!

NanaDiana said...

Rondell- Everything is looking great. I actually like the tools hanging where you have them. I think the only thing wrong with the bench is that it needs a bit more color-ie..greenery or potted plants to give it a bit of ooompf. It might be cute to have some seed packets attached to some of the window panes too. Your little chalkboard planters are cute - really darling. I need to get my butt in gear and get some things done too.

Anonymous said...

I love your potting bench!! I like it the way it is, but I also think it would look great with some potted flowers...that would add a little more color.

Linda said...

It's great to have a potting bench. Love it. Great idea with the pots.

Gina said...

I love your potting bench! I wish I had one. The window is fantastic too.

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Your potting bench is really cute Rondell! The chalkboard paint looks really great painted on the rims of the pots!

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Super cute! I've been wanting a potting table for a long time. You really did make it look great. LOVE the pots!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

The bench is fantastic! Just loved your potting area! You are very creative.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Well hi there,

I am so glad you popped into my blog! I love this pot/potting bench idea it looks amazing! OK so here's my suggestion since you asked...I think the pots need a bit of a "lived in look" so maybe getting a plant with more drape-y foliage would do it. As for the tools hang them on the window that way you draw the attention right to that fabulous chippy old window:O)
Nice job and I am now following you too!
PS thank you for the nice compliment on my post :O)

The Decorative Dreamer said...

I missed this and had to go back and check it out! Love your potting bench that your Mr. made. I think you are progressing beautifully with decorating it so far, love the drop cloth in previous post. I also love the chalkboard paint on the pots. I may have to borrow that idea!

Pamela said...

Love your potting bench! It is soo cute and I am also loving your playing house quote! Thanx for stopping by earlier! Have a wonderful week!:)