head diy Design Fanatic: Spring Flowers

Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring Flowers

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend! We had beautiful Spring weather here in the Carolinas! It was gorgeous. A few things on our Honey-Do list were checked off and of course, some time was spent out in the garden.  

Thought I'd show you where my potted geraniums will spend the rest of the Spring and Summer. Last time I posted, I showed you how beautiful they looked when I brought them inside because there was going to be a frost.  They looked so pretty in our Breakfast Room window, but that window only gets a few hours of morning sun which isn't enough for these beauties.
Of course, last weekend I had to spruce up the pots before planting the geraniums in them...

Here's how the pots and the iron planter holder looked before I got a hold of a few cans of Valspar's New Avocado  spray paint:

The iron planter was painted black and the pots were painted green...seems to be a trend at my house this Spring....

 I put coffee filters in the bottom with rocks on top so that the dirt wouldn't drain out the bottoms. The coffee filter wasn't my brilliant idea... I saw it on Pinterest and thought I'd give it a whirl.



 Here's how the geraniums in their newly painted pots and planter look now:
 


Here's the before and after side by side:

The little duck/goose, whatever he is, got a fresh coat of paint, as well. Will have to show you that another time! 

Went to Lowe's today and picked up some saucers for underneath my pots and am thinking of painting those to match. Guess there's no time like the present...
tbc...

Pam

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22 comments:

  1. Very pretty Pam I love the green! Great idea with the coffee filters, I usually just cut a piece of the matting used to prevent weeds but this is easier, gonna try it! Have a great week!

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  2. Love the plantstand and the pots are fabulous in the green. So pretty. Great job. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Beautiful, Pam. I love the stand and the spruced up pots.

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  4. OMG Pam I have that same planter!! I have two actually...and I just told Dan I wanted to spray mine! The coffee filter ideas is brilliant. I usually cut a small piece of landscape fabric to do the same thing but I like this idea a lot! Thanks for sharing that idea!! The Geraniums look wonderful and I love the color of the pots! You are so giving me ideas here- even the gazing ball....I have a few of them too!!

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  5. Alright Pam,
    i'm inspired! I love your vibrant colors, very inviting.

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  6. Amazing what a little paint can do, huh? That looks great!

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  7. Love the green Pam. I use broken pot shards in the bottom of my pots. I always have a chipped terracotta pot laying about.

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  8. Thanks for stopping by. Love your planter and those pots look really cute. Great ideas!!

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  9. I love how the fresh paint revitalize everything. It's all very sweet and inviting. I'm thinking of trying red geraniums on my front porch, I hope I can set them as well as yours.

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  10. Looks good!Of course,it will look even better in a few weeks! Nice job! Love the color of the pots!

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  11. Perfect fresh update for your pots! Btw, congrats on your feature at Kristen's from last week, your porch looks fabulous!

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  12. Lovely photos! Visiting from Tip Junkie. Are you in NC or SC? I'm in the Carolinas myslef!!

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  13. Your pots looks so pretty with their new paint, and I really like that glass gazing ball on the bottom shelf of the planter. I just bought some spray paint to spruce up a planter of ours.

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  14. Love the color you used! Your plants and pots look so pretty!

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  15. Such a beautiful display! I love it. Megan

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  16. I love the plant stand...and the coffee filters? What a great idea!...I am definitely using that right away!!!

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  17. Loving your pretty flowers! I am using a lot of iron on my backporch... adds a "Secret Garden" element, I think... Would love for you to share with my readers at my linky party...
    :)
    -heather
    stringtownhome.blogspot.com

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  18. I'm a geranium person, too. I have white ones now in 2 big pots. They winter over beautifully and then flourish when they go outside. It's almost time. I fell in love with geraniums in Italy -- they use red ones there, like yours. They look great in your planter and I'll try the great coffee filter idea! Thanks for that. Jane

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  19. What's the brand and color of the green paint? Thanks.

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  20. Arlene, you have "no reply blogger" checked on your settings so I couldn't respond to you thru email. The paint color is New Avocado by Valspar .

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  21. The new coat of paint really breathes new life into your gorgeous pots and planter! I love geraniums also and will be getting mine this weekend! And my favorite color is green. I love your avocado green on the pots. I have an old Weber Grill I want to paint and use as a planter. This just might be the color! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  22. Love the pots fresh and springy!I really like the table can I have it? PLEASE :)

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