May 29, 2012

Painted Window Boxes

They came out so cute!
Remember in my Salsa Garden Part 2
where I showed you I wanted to put in some 
window boxes on my shed?
Well, I finally found them and finished them! 

I got the idea from East Coast Creative Blog
They did double stacked round planters,
but I thought that it would be fun to paint 
the window boxes.

Didn't they come out soooo cute??!!

You start with a plain window box.

Then here comes the super cool part!
In order to get the easy color blocking, 
you just pop off the bottom tray.
They just snap right back on after they are painted.
I taped along the line, 
I wanted to keep some of the original color.

The Rust-oleum Paint is the BEST!
I only painted one coat.  It covers amazing!
One little thing that might be a problem 
down the road...
It didn't exactly say it "bonded" to plastic.
I have a can of the heirloom white and that said it did.
So, I assumed that these colors did as well.
Oh, well.  
I did soak them in the tub to see if the paint would peel.  
It didn't, but it does kinda scratch off easy.
I don't expect too much trouble with them.
We'll see how they fair.

 I love these two colors together!

Don't they look adorable?
I did have a bit of overspray around the lip,
but who's gonna notice?
There's going to be plants all around it!

I'm loving these!
I planted some more marigolds,
some purple lobelia, and some creeping jenny.
I can't wait til they are all full and overflowing!

Hubby was sweet enough to mount the brackets.  

I even painted the bottom of the bracket to match, 
I didn't want to see the black holder.
Ahhh.... summer, here we come!

Lori -thestonybrookhouse
Lori -thestonybrookhouse

I have been blogging for about 4 years and I enjoy sharing all the things that go on here at The Stonybrook House. From building to decorating, crafting and cooking, and so much more. I enjoy gardening and a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly I love The Lord Jesus my Savior and my wonderful hubby of 28 years!