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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

6103 1/4

This next project has been all over the internet.
I'd already made house number planters HERE...
 
When I saw Amy's project HERE, I REALLY wanted to try it anyway.
When I saw the colors BRANDY used, I knew I had to try it.

 
I used azalea pots to make a slightly smaller version. You need three graduated sizes and a saucer to put under the largest pot. I used Rustoleum Spa Blue, Berries, Aqua, and Apple Green for my colors.
I printed out or address and passed it off to Savannah who traced it onto silver contact paper...
...and cut it out for me.
I drew a straight line on the pot in pencil, applied the numbers, erased the line, then sealed it withe three coats of clear gloss. Nice, huh?
Choose your plants. I used ivy, purslane, and pentas. The thriller, spiller, and filler rule was followed!
I filled the bottom pot with dirt to just under 4 inches from the rim and set the next pot inside. Repeat, top with the third pot. Plant your pentas. 
Tuck the trailing plants into the gaps in the lower pots.
So why 6103  1/4?
This is going on the patio by the doggie door! I have to build steps for them, so I thought a little address planter would add some charm to it. And it's small enough to be portable for now while we're still working.

I needed a craft break. Seriously.

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43 comments:

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

This is one I'm going to have to try! You really have a 1/4 in your addy? I've never seen that. The black loveseat looks great with the newly done planter!

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Life in Rehab said...

Nope, the address here is just 6103. The 1/4 was in honor of the tiny little entrance it's going to grace! And thank you!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Ok..that's what I thought but just in case..I didn't want to sound clueless!!! Even cuter now!!!!!

heather

Veronica said...

That's adorable, and the doggie door gets an address. How cute is that.

Chelsea said...

Awwww, too cute! I was wondering what the 1/4 was for. :)

brandy said...

That turned out AMAZING! I love the plants that you chose. Your whole porch scene is great! Thanks for sharing my link in your post!

Sarah said...

these turned out very cute! I love the colors you chose!

Life in Rehab said...

Thanks! And hopefully the Big Reveal will be soon!

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

This turned out marvelously! I am so glad you enjoyed the project. And I love the 1/4. :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What an amazing transformation! You are so clever!

Sarah @ The Pumpkin Patch said...

This is so great!! I've seen this before, but I love the spin you took on it. How cute to put by your doggie door!

Thanks for linking to Messy Monday. I can't wait for what you link up next week!!!

Kimberly said...

These are great. I thought about doing it for my apartment, but there would be temptation for someone to pick them up and drop them. :) But when I buy a house, I'll totally do it.

Laura said...

What a fun idea. I hope your doggy loves it!

I am hosting a giveaway and would love it if you checked it out!

Laura @ along for the ride

CIELO said...

Wow, great job! They turned out wonderful.... and thanks for participating in our "Show Off Your Cottage Monday"... I didn't see our link here, so I hope I'm commenting in the right post ;)

Cielo

Life in Rehab said...

Hi Cielo! You were commenting on the right project. I usually do a post on the day I link up letting my readers know where I am by featuring the buttons. That way, if I'm submitting an older project like this one, my folks will still be able to discover you! If that's not acceptable just let me know, and thanks for hosting!

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

This is so much fun! Thanks for sharing your talents on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

★All Thingz Related★ said...

They look great!
Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related No.11!
{Rebekah}

Ela@lifeinmypjs.com said...

Would love it if you would join me for my 2nd linky party tonight!!

http://lifeinmypjs.blogspot.com/2010/06/pajama-party-2.html

~Ela

Shirley said...

Love the "up" planter ! These are such a space saver!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Gorgeous colors! Looks fabulous! Visiting from SDC. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~Stephanie Lynn

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Looks fabulous!! Love the colors!! I despretly need to do one of these for my front porch!!

Leslie said...

I love this idea as well! I made one over a month ago, but I still haven't filled it with flowers! I need to get on that! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Cap Creations said...

How cute!

Life in Rehab said...

Ela, don't mind if I do! Thanks for inviting me.

Leslie, c'mon girl, get your curb appeal on!

And thanks for all the compliments, guys. This was a really fun project!

Megan said...

The colors you chose are very soothing and lovely! Great job!

Room to Inspire said...

Very fun - the colors you selected are perfectly cheery! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.

Chelsea

Sharon@Keeninspirations said...

Adorable! The doggie door!!! :-) I found you at Remodelaholic. I stopped by to invite you to my Garden party @KeenInspirations next Wednesday thru Friday. This planter would be a great addition to the garden/outdoor/summer theme! Please bring it and link up! Great giveaways too!
Sharon

Life in Rehab said...

Oh, Sharon, I already have you bookmarked for the 23rd!

Debbie said...

This is great, and yes I have seen this project too, I love your color choices too...very fun and whimsical like. Thanks for linking up to my party....I would love it if you added my link Debbiedoos to your post, so that others know you hooked up to me:) Thanks again.

Life in Rehab said...

Debbie, I'm sorry, I'm a dork and I missed grabbing your button!

Debbie said...

Whatever works for ya is fine as long as I am somewhere only to get the word out for the party and people know....I would love to have as many participants...as this is my favorite day to see all the many scores and creativity!!~

Life in Rehab said...

I know! I end up with so many URLs to pour through over the weekend. It's amazing what people dream up!

Cheryl said...

Love the colors & this idea. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday - would love if you added the party button to your blog:)

Life in Rehab said...

Cheryl, Girl, the heck with being on a lone post, you're on my sidebar!

Anita@GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love the colors that you used and that you gave your little doggie door an address! I did a larger version for the front of my house. I have it posted in May if you'd like to take a look.

Julie @ Frugal and Fabulous Design said...

This came out super cute!

Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday this week -

cheers!

concretenprimroses said...

Love the colors!
Kathy

Embellished Bayou said...

Gorgeous! I love the colors you chose.

Jenny said...

I love craft breaks!! This looks wonderful and the 1/4 is so cute!!!

I am going to have to try it out and definitely follow the thriller, spiller, and filler too!!

GREAT Job!!!

Life in Rehab said...

Why am I envisioning one of these on every porch in America now...

Creative Ambitions said...

Very Pretty! Looks like a fun creation!!

HoosierHomemade said...

Love it! And the 1/4 is great! How fun!
I'd love for you to add this to my Weekend Warrior linky party on It's A Blog Party (my other blog) where everyday I host a different linky party! Sundays are for gardening!
http://itsablogparty.com
Thanks for sharing!
~Liz

Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

Very cute. Nice and colorful.I did a tipsy pots herb garden, but mine are all the same color.