May 06, 2016 04:21PM
By Daisy Hutzell-Rodman
Normally I like to do something with flowers in this issue, typically my own Mother's day tradition of potting my flowers. This year I decided to take an old piece of furniture and give it a pop of color for spring.
I tend to shy away from bright colors, but I decided to step out of my comfort zone. Bright colors are popular in spring. I chose a chartreuse paint, which gives punch to any backdrop.
In this case it was a great little old shed that sits on a farm I drive past every day. It also happens to be the same spot where I had my youngest daughter’s senior pictures taken. I loved it then, and love it now.
I found some old cowboy boots in a thrift store, but I never wear them. They do, however, make a great place to plant flowers.
This really just requires a long weekend.
Think of your entryway or porch as an extension of your house and have fun with it!
Items Needed: • Wooden bench, or an old chair. If you can find a pair and put a little table in the middle that would also be a great look for a porch. • Sandpaper
• Primer, if you are working over another color of paint
• Paint. I used latex, and then sealed it.
• Boots of any type.
Colorful rain boots would look especially cute.
directions: • Make sure you aren’t going to use them again. Once you make that decision, drill holes in the bottom to allow the water to drain out. • If the boots have zippers, unzip them.
• Place the boots on their sides, and fill them with dirt.
• With the boots sideways, start placing plants and some ivy.
• Zip them up if needed, then stand them up when they are finished.