Good day to you all. I just love to find a vintage piece that speaks to me and then take the time to lovingly restore it, either to its natural beauty or up dating it to fit my Romantic Farmhouse style. I have a very lovely piece that I want to share with you today.
My mother was given this wooden planter from her parents for her birthday years ago. I just remember growing up with it as a very young girl. Mom kept her knitting in it.
When I was spending the Memorial Day weekend with my mom I spied this in her office. I couldn’t believe that she still had it, I thought that when she and dad moved from their horse ranch that she had gotten rid of it. It was empty and just sitting alone in a corner. I ask if I could take it home with me and she was happy to give to me. (SMILES)
I knew just what I was going to do with it. Paint it white of course!
I painted it with white chalk paint then added some ivory around the middle, with a little distressing it looked perfect to me. Since then I have painted a very light aqua around the bands of the bucket to add some color. Sorry I don’t have a picture of that.
I have tried different types of flower arrangements in it and even tried adding my sewing, but for now I think I like the white flowers the best.
If I had a patio or a porch I would put it out there, but being that it is a family heirloom I want to protect it.
I was really excited to show my mom and my sister what I had done with the planter. They came over one day to go to lunch. (Now I have to say first that my sister and I have never had a fight in our whole life, and I would never hurt her feelings for the world). So when my sis saw the planter she burst out in tears and said “Mom you said that I could have that”. I felt so awful and told her to take it home with her. She said no she didn’t want it painted white then ran for the bathroom. Mom said that she had forgotten, but didn’t seem to upset about it. I guess it was supposed to come to my house. Mom is 85 now and I told her she better start to put names on things that she wants family to have, then there are no issues.
I just wanted to show you a couple of other pieces that I will be refinishing, and no these are not family heirlooms. I found this pair of shutters at my favorite junk store Lost and Found and I can’t wait to show you what I’m going to do with them. I am just waiting on the chalk paint to come.
Then I found this great old mirror. I want to distress the mirror it’s self and refinish the frame, but I’m not sure where it will go right now.
Well, that is it for now! I hope that everyone has an amazing weekend, and if you have some projects going on I would love to hear about them.
I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home
Inspiration Monday Party @ What Meegan Makes
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Show and Share @ Coastal Charm
Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill
Inspire me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm
Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner
Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose
Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques
What’s It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson
Share your Style @ The Essence of Home
Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner
Idea Box @ Christmas Creations
Before and After Wednesday @ The Dedicated House
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Shabbilicious Friday Link Party @ Shabby Art Boutique
Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home
Anythings Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House
Simple and sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane
Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky JunkSunday
Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice
Silver Pennies Sunday @ Silver Pennies