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Thursday, June 7, 2012

B&W Planters

Last weekend we were earth movers with dirt under our fingers and toes.
We tore into our overgrown front yard landscaping and spent the days
trimming, weeding, planting, watering, sweating, and teaching 
little boys how to stay away from the dangerous street.

I have to find the picture I took with all of the boys out front,
serious disaster zone, but they were so happy to dig, look for worms,
move rocks, and all seven of us just started to move in a rhythm 
to make our corner of the world a little prettier.  

Being under the sun, hands in the dirt, it is truly a 
good form of soul therapy and renewal.  

One of the projects I finished up...hurrah!...was my black and white planters.
The one on the left is chalkboard paint, which I love using on planters
because of the versatility and the finish looks great on the terracotta pots.  
On the right, I just spray painted a large pot white as in the pictures below,
taped off the stripes {on a curve, tricky and don't bring a measuring tape here ok?}
and then sprayed on the black.  They hold my Mother's Day boxwoods so nicely.

I love boxwoods and am glad they now have a home.  

{paint first color/base}

{tape off stripes and add second color}

We also picked out succulents for the front urns.
I hope I can keep these alive.
The boys liked planting our hens and chicks 
and added some rocks to the scene.

I'm really loving it too.
Even more that it was a family effort.

Head on over to these lovely parties I'll be linking up to.

Happy Friday!!



  1. friend! i love the black and white pots! esp. the striped one. we're longing for landscaping here and my mom keeps bugging me that our desert like front yard is "ugly" (her words not mine, but i don't disagree) but we're waiting to have it done professionally. three years of failed landscaping and grass planting attempts have gotten the best of us. i long to have front steps like yours!!

  2. Oooo!!! I'm such a sucker for black and white, and my pots could seriously use some attention. Thank you so much for the inspiration! The chalkboard paint is brilliant!

  3. These are ADORABLE!! Hope you can link up at my trendy tuesday party!!

  4. just came across this on pinterest, and am pinning to my board, too.

  5. I love this idea! Esp. the black and white.. I am a sucker for black and white EVERYTHING lol great idea cant wait to do this! :)

    - Kayla


I so appreciate your sweet thoughts and thank you for sharing. I always try to reply whether it be to your email or on one of your blog posts! Wishing you a wonder*filled day! Michelle

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