Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Wild Rose Planter Box

I found this planter box at the Rose Bowl Flea Market a few months ago and never got around to doing anything with it.  It was an ugly plain wood deep box that was very beat up.  I painted it with Rustoleum's Leafy Green spray paint and then added a layer of old white.  I had my husband take a piece of scrap moulding and tack it onto the front to give some definition and personality.

I did a reverse mod podge technique with a beautiful rose post card image from the Graphics Fairy and stenciled "The Wild Rose" on the front of the box with paint to match the green base coat.
Then I took my paint scraper and went to town on the white paint.  It chipped off some of the white to reveal the green layer and it also left more nicks and dings thus aging the box even more.
The box is about a foot tall and only about 5 inches in depth.  I'm glad I finally finished it along with two other projects today.  It feels good to finally finish some things that were already started.

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Mondays          Le Chateau des Fleurs       The Graphics Fairy    
                                      Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday
Tuesdays          Knick of Time       Coastal Charm  
                                      Boogie Board Cottage    A Stroll Thru Life   
                                     Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday
Wednesdays     Savvy Southern Style
Thursdays        The Shabby Creek Cottage    No Minimalist Here 
                                     Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday    
                                     Rustic Restorations Homespun Happenings
Fridays            French Country Cottage       My Romantic Home        Miss Mustard Seed
                                    Potpourri Friday     Common Ground
                                    The Charm of Home    Rooted in Thyme
Saturdays        Funky Junk Interiors



TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

Really, really pretty and it has the perfect amount of distressing. Love it!

Suzan Sweatman said...

That turned out so pretty!!!
What a perfect makeover for spring!

Gail said...

Oh Maggie, that turned out so pretty. Your are amazing with all your pretty transformations! Enjoy your day, Gail

Susie said...

Maggie, I love that planter !!You certainly have the eye for making something old into something wonderful. I have often dreamed of the flea market at the Rose Bowl. Wish I could go. xoxo,Susie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is so pretty, Maggie! I love that you did the wording in the green. It brings out the background green a bit more.

sparklegem said...

What a beautiful planter box! I love it.

NanaDiana said...

I LOVE it- It looks old and well loved-GREAT job- xo Diana

Mom E. said...

Beautiful! I love it....

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Gorgeous! Soon you'll be hand painting the roses with your new painting skills!

Tina C said...

You did a wonderful job it's very pretty. That would look great on a mantle, it is just too pretty to be outside!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Love this. The flowers are pretty and romantic. Looks great!

Pendra said...

So very pretty! It's amazing to take something old and falling apart and turn it into something so beautiful!

Bliss said...

I just had a huge aha moment. I have 8 window boxes around a porch, and usually my plants never grow the way I want and by the end of July the boxes look so-so. If they had graphics maybe when that happens the so-so would be better.


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

This is simply stunning!!


Linda Bouffard said...

Beautiful! I love the vintage look. Would love to have you share this at What to do Weekends. Perfect weekend project! Following on Facebook. Linda


karen@somewhatquirky said...

It's so pretty Maggie! I'm leaving this one comment among all the posts I am catching up on. I hope you will appreciate that as you are catching up on your emails! Hope you had a great time with your daughter and that everything turned out lovely in her new home.