Download

May 23, 2012

House Number Planter Box


I have a fun little project to spruce up the front porch for summer! 

A rustic house number planter box!
But really, you would not have to go rustic for this. There are endless color possibilities!  

I was able to get together with some of my local blogger friends back in December, and I felt like I was showered with gifts! We did a fun handmade exchange, and I was lucky enough to receive this awesome caddy from Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage. Her mister made it. Isn't it fab? Its hard to tell from the photo, but its huge!!  

Angie from The Country Chic Cottage had recently scored a trunkful of burlap coffee sacks (I don't know how she does that!) and was generous enough to share with us all!

Obviously several months have passed since then. I've been debating what to do with both the caddy and the burlap. I thought the caddy would make an excellent tool box for all of my gardening supplies, but then I had another thought...

Combine the two for a fun planter!

I decided I needed to personalize the caddy. 

Luckily I had received the fun French Numbers stencil from Royal Design Studio while I was at the SNAP! conference last month! 

I mixed some metallic copper acrylic paint with regular black acrylic so as not to have the numbers turn out too brown or too shiny. 

I stenciled on our house number. 

Confession time: I should have used some stencil adhesive on my stencils instead of just taping them down. Even though I did use a stenciling stipple brush, there was some bleeding. I did some freehand painting with a thin paintbrush to make my stenciling look a little cleaner. 

Gina had applied a light whitewash coat to the caddy, but I wanted to darken the look. 

I did a little light sanding then brushed on some stain I had laying around. 

I love how the stain looks with the painted numbers! 

Time for the burlap! 

The coffee sack was massive so I trimmed it to fit inside the caddy.

I have a huge stash of pots in my potting shed, and I was able to find three that fit perfectly in the caddy. 

Add some bright flowers that will pop off of the burlap, and we're done!

My front porch (or the cave, as I like to call it) is covered, but I do think I will go back at some point and add a protective coat to the caddy.

A ginormous thank you to Gina & Angie for their generosity in helping me come up with something super fun to welcome guests on my front porch! 



I link to these fun parties!



36 comments :

  1. Oh wow Michele!! This is seriously adorable!! What a pretty box for your entryway! I love the way the burlap looks and the stenciling on the box is so great!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love it Michelle! :) So glad you enjoyed your coffee sack! :) And yes I typically have some in my trunk...

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful, Michele! The stain looks terrific!

    ReplyDelete
  4. awww, I love your house number planter box Michele! It looks great! Aren't blog friends the best?

    gail

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is just awesome! I want one now :).

    ReplyDelete
  6. How neat that you can change out the plants with the season - I'm thinking herbs by the back door. Came over from Shabby Creek.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

    ReplyDelete
  7. It turned out beautifully! I think I may need one now.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Very nice looking. I love it.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Michelle this is too cute! I would love it if you would link up at my linky party!
    Kim@Madeinday
    http://madeinaday.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Michelle, you did such a wonderful job! I love this project, now following you. Would love to have you visit and follow back :)

    http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/

    Hugs, Tanya

    ReplyDelete
  11. This looks fantastic! I love the coffee sack liner and all the dimension that it adds.

    I have a planter like this from a few years ago that definitely needs some TLC. I'm pinning this for sure!

    ReplyDelete
  12. What an imaginative idea to make your home stand out from the rest. It looks wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Michele
    That is a great job :)
    and do not miss......

    S
    A
    T
    U
    R
    D
    A
    Y

    S
    H
    O
    W

    O
    F
    F

    it is FUN :)
    WELCOME
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

    ReplyDelete
  14. What a great way to show your house numbers!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love the burlap and the house number idea was genius!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Very cool! Lucky you for receiving the goodies and great job fixing them up to fit with your home!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh my goodness! I just love burlap! :-) Thanks!

    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

    ReplyDelete
  18. i have this very box!!! well, almost... you did such a good job & it looks super.

    now, i'm not sure if i'll continue on with my project or completely copy you! ;)

    xo
    kellie

    ReplyDelete
  19. So cute! I have "pinned" this very project: thanks for sharing!

    www.everydaywiththejays.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. Great project! It looks lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Could this be any sweeter! The box, the burlap sack, the numbers are all perfect and would look so sweet on my own front porch!

    ReplyDelete
  22. What a fabulous idea and tutorial! I love this and I pinned it too!

    :)

    Linda
    www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. Love this!!

    -Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

    ReplyDelete
  24. Lucky you for getting one of these hand made and given to you. I just love how you revamped it!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Very cute! Haha, we call our front porch "the cave" as well. I could really use something like this to brighten it up!

    ReplyDelete
  26. This is so cute! I'm going to pin this. I definitely need to make something like this for our front porch.

    I'm a new follower! I hope you'll follow me back.

    ReplyDelete
  27. M, I love the way this project turned out! It's sort of an upscale shabby chic. Very well done! Thanks so very much for sharing your project over on Show and Tell Wednesday.

    You've been such a great support and friend this last year...

    xoxo, Tauni

    ReplyDelete
  28. just love this box :) especially the burlap ... visiting from Yesterday on Tuesday ... ♥ much love

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for commenting! I read each and every comment I receive and try to respond back if I can. Thanks for stopping by!