Happy Thursday, Friends! The work continues on our Butler’s Pantry but today I thought I’d share a fun planter I made using an architectural fragment. It’s quick, easy and oh so pretty!
A few years ago I found this architectural fragment at a flea market. It’s made of concrete and is quite heavy and ornate. Someone made a wooden “top” for it and it was a steal at $20. I was never sure how I planned to use it until recently. Here’s how it looked when I purchased it:
Such amazing details, right? Sadly during the move the “top” was broken into several pieces. Hardly worth repairing. Plus, I had other plans for it! I got the idea from one of my favorite blogs, Edith and Evelyn Vintage. She had a similar piece on her office desk which she used as a planter. Brilliant! I realized this piece is almost identical but it just needed a little face-lift.
Originally the piece was a bluish-gray, but I wanted it to be lighter. So I gave it a quick cleaning with a brush and sprayed it with a few light coats of paint. I used my favorite Heirloom White by Rust-Oleum in a Satin finish.
I had to flip it over to spray paint the under side but it turned out beautifully!
A few hours later the paint dried and the planter is ready for its debut!
Aren’t mums the happiest flowers? I especially love the yellow ones.
The round plastic pot fits snugly inside the top of the planter. I’m thinking it will land soon on the table on our terrace. Because the piece is so heavy, I will put some felt protectors underneath each corner to protect the table from scratches.
If we ever build another house, I’d be mighty tempted to incorporate this beautiful piece in a column somewhere. Meanwhile, I’ll just enjoy it as a planter. And no need to worry about this one blowing away in a storm either!
Do you have something you’ve reimagined into something different than its original purpose? Do tell! Thank you for stopping by! Have a terrific day! xoxo Dell