Welcome back, dear friends! I am bringing y’all a spring-inspired planter box makeover today! Who’s ready for spring already??
This box is one of the few remaining items in my haul:
I’m calling it a planter box because it has wood slats on the bottom, but it could be used to organize so many things!
I found it at the thrift store for $8 while shopping with my niece.
I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
The first thing I did was give it a good cleaning with White Lightning. I mixed one TBSP into a half gallon of warm water and got to work!
It was pretty clean already, but White Lightning is a degreaser and a deglosser, so it will give the best paint prep possible.
This box has sat until almost the end because I had lost any inspiration I once had to redo it. As I often do when I am stumped for a plan…I just started painting it white. As you can see, I taped off the inside intending not to paint that part.
You can also see the slatted bottom there.
But I was not feeling the white or the stained interior, so I went for one of my very favorite spring-inspired colors. You’ll see in just a bit because I have no pictures of the painting part lol.
Ooh the suspense!
Once I was done painting one coat of white and one coat of the mystery color, I sanded all over to distress some and sealed with Clear Coat in satin.
Here is how this box turned out…
Were you expecting Mint Julep??
I love this color for spring!
And how about those pretty glass feet??
They are actually knobs:
I thought they would make amazing feet for this planter box.
They were attached with E6000 glue and left to sit for 24 hours. They actually make a no-stink version now which is awesome!
I’m so glad I switched to the Mint Julep for this piece.
And, I decided to go ahead and paint the insides as well…
It just looked so much better painted. I used a brush to seal with the Satin Clear Coat this time as it was easier to get down into each section than the sponge would have been.
And the little sign on the front adds more interest:
I cut this piece of scrap wood with my miter saw, sanded, painted, sanded again to smooth, and then added the transfer:
If you ever have a transfer that is having a hard time releasing, try a smaller craft stick. I wasn’t having issues here, but I have in the past and it works great on stubborn pieces.
I hope this project brightened up your day a bit!
Brand new product shipping update!
I shared last week that Dixie Belle has formulated a BRAND NEW product that will combine BOSS with SLICK STICK!!
No more guessing which one you will need since one product will both block stains and odors AND act as a bonding primer for those super slick surfaces as well as Silk Mineral Paint.
It was supposed to ship out last Friday, but due to the freezing temperatures, it had to be held until yesterday or that and the seven new Silk Mineral Paint colors would have been frozen solid! No thank you!
I am hoping to announce that it is in stock and ready to order from my Etsy Shop by Thursday or Friday at the latest. (I do still have tried and true BOSS and SLICK STICK available in my shop, but quantities are limited.)
Here are the NEW SILK MINERAL PAINT COLORS!!
There are seven in all:
Look for these in my Etsy Shop by the end of the week! Loving that Smoky Mountains!
If you liked today’s makeover, you’ll love this one too that I staged very similarly:
See what I did with it HERE.
I’ll be back on Thursday with my Furniture Fixer Upper girls.
I didn’t have any furniture pieces left in my haul, but this beast of a coffee table was a welcome donation from a sweet local reader:
UPDATE: I can’t wait for you to see how I saved this gorgeous table! See it HERE now!
I’ll see you with that next! Have a fantastic week!
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