DIY Galvanized Planters and Ladder Plant Stand

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About 11 years ago, Jim and I had a sweet little house that had a sweet little fence around it. I ran out and bought three of those hanging planter flower pots that you can hook onto fences and planted purple pansies in them every year.   When I dug those three flower pots out of the garage it was a signal that spring had arrived.




They were pastel colors when I bought them but spray painted them black with chalkboard paint after a year or two. After we moved into this house, I sprayed them hot pink so they could hang off the clubhouse part of play set since we no longer had a fence.




Fast forward to this spring. I once again dug out those three little hanging planters but knew they wouldn't stay hot pink for long.  In trying to get a galvanized effect, I spray painted them with a hammered nickel paint. It didn't exactly come out looking galvanized at all but I am happy with their silvery hue. It is way too hot for pansies so I planted some inpatients in them.


Then I wandered around the yard wondering where I could hang them.  In the vee of the dogwood tree? The neighbor's fence?  Running to the garage, i dragged out an old wooden ladder that I carted out of my neighbor's garbage 2 years ago. Jim moved it from here to there when looking for things in the garage. Now I finally had a reason to pry it out from between the old stroller and the weed whacker.

Propped against a tree, it made the perfect plant stand for my wee little pots of love.



It was so easy to change the look of these and I encourage you to embrace spray paint. It is such a cheap, easy way to freshen up your old flower pots!  I am wondering if a little watered down gray craft paint might make these look a bit more galvanized. What do you think?

What do you have tucked in your garage that could be made new again?

Cheers!
Jenny

Dishing It & Digging It! # 101

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Your host this week is Heather from New House New Home

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 Thank you for joining us today. This is going to be my last time as co-host of Dishing It & Digging It as I'm taking a bit of a hiatus from the blogging world. As much as I love blogging, I'm finding that my priorities are changing as my husband prepares to retire at the end of the year. My garden is calling, the golf course needs me and I generally need to take a bit of time away from the computer. I'll be posting occasionally as the call of the blog returns, but for the remaining weeks of summer I won't be around too much. I'll be reading your blogs though! So don't stop creating gorgeous home decor ideas, making beautiful dinners and gardening to your hearts content. And continue to check out the other hosts of Dishing It & Digging It as the party continues each Sunday at 4 PM ET.

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ROASTED CAULIFLOWER WITH LEMON-PARSLEY DRESSING - SIMPLY FRESH DINNERS

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DIY CLAY POT RAIN CHAIN - OUR CRAFTY MOM

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UPCYCLED PORCH PLANTER - PAINT YOURSELF A SMILE

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FLAG UPCYLED DENIM BUNTING - PILLAR BOX BLUE

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Sewing Mitered Corners Tutorial

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Last week, I showed you pictures of the cloth napkins I stitched up with mitered corners. The corners really give home sewn napkins a professional quality but they take a bit of time. I promised a tutorial and I am ready to deliver!


I created diagrams because my pictures are eh but I'll include them too. If you have any questions please email me....juniper20@gmail.com.  Thanks!  And please share, pin, or comment if you found it useful!











Here are some pictures too.  Did you know that the space on a 3x5 index card above the red line is exactly 1/2 inch?












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Love you guys! Enjoy Flag Day!

Jenny

Dishing It & Digging It! #100!

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We are so happy this party is growing every week, featuring  wonderful inspiration from so many talented bloggers. I hope all of you are  having an amazing summer.  It's has been hot here, with small breaks of delta breezes.  It's pool-time! This week, I shared our many places to sit outdoors all around our home. Now, if I could sit still enough to enjoy them...LOL

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Cloth Napkins

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I just spent 20 good minutes trying to figure out how to start this post on cloth napkins. I started trying something light-hearted but it went no where. I tried something serious and that felt wrong. I mean this is post is about cloth  napkins, not rocket surgery.  I even tried the poignant angle with some story about growing up but alas, it all felt contrived. This post is about cloth napkins. Not the nostalgic feeling they give me, not the reducing our carbon footprints, or anything remotely important. Cloth.napkins.


I made some. I will post a tutorial another day because 1. I am lazy today. 2. I was lazy yesterday. 3. I will probably be lazy tomorrow.  Aren't they pretty?  The colors of the fabric got me. It felt so springy!




It was my first attempt at mitered corners and they came out great! A bit of a pain but the way to do napkins so they look neat and pretty,  especially if you are giving them as a gift and I was.

Tutorial to come! Stay tuned!

Love,
Jenny

Dishing It! & Digging It! #99 and Features!

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Afternoon friends!

Welcome to the 99th linkup of the Dishing It & Digging It Link Party.


Country Living Fair 2016

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I am so excited, friends!  It is time for my yearly journey to the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY!  It is one of my favorite weekends because I not only get to walk around the fair and treat myself to all sorts of treasures but I get to do it with my best friend, too.



I will be sharing pictures on Instagram all day on Saturday so if you haven't followed me yet, please do!  It will like being there together!

Have a great weekend!

Jenny