Monday, May 09, 2011

A Planter Box

In case you missed it last week, here is my project for Wood you like to Craft? this month.  Crafty Sisters is hosting so be sure to head on over and check it out and link up to the party.  There will be a prize!


Hey everyone!  This is Krystal, the crazy lady behind Sassy Sanctuary.  I'm so excited to be here today!  I hope you all are having a blast with Wood you like to craft?  I'm lovin it!  (ba da ba ba ba)  It is so much fun to create something each month and to stretch myself.  Everything that I have made is something that I probably wouldn't have done without the push, but I LOVE them.  Some of my favorite projects yet.  I sure hope you'll join in on the fun!

Anyway, I was super excited when Candace and Nicole announced the project for this month.  So many directions it can go!  I love their tool box to bits and knew I couldn't compete, so I went a little different with it and made a planter box.

And I love it!

Its super simply constructed.  Just a box made from 1/2" wood.  I gave it a little more style though by angling the sides (15 degree angles), adding rope handles, and a decorative medallion to the front.

Of course the finish totally makes it.

Did you know that you can go to Home Depot, and for $3 get an 8oz sample made up in any color?  And you can get it in a paint and primer in one.  Who knew?!?

The color is "teal zeal" from Behr.  I just painted it, beat the crap out of it with my sander and a fork.  (yes, you read that correctly, a fork) and then did a top coat of wood stain.  To keep it looking beautiful forever I also did a coat of wipe-on poly once it had dried... but that's optional.

The rope handles are my favorite part.

But the best thing about a piece like this, is it is so versatile.

It looks great on the front step.

I love it on my kitchen table.

But its final home will be as part of my sofa table display.

But that's for another post.  ;)

So that's it.  I'm totally loving my planter box, now go make one too!

Thanks for having me ladies!

wood you like to craft?

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Miss Charming said...

It looks wonderful! (Especially with the angles.) I absolutely love the color--it looks great with the greenery, too!

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

Gorgeous! I love the color and rope handles. I looks amazing as a centerpiece on your table.

LrSchwtz said...

This is gorgeous! Please stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

Katie said...

I love it!! That color is great! It looks so good with the green plant!

Amanda K @ Every Creative Endeavor said...

Very Cute! I love the color you picked! It turned out so great!

Ashley said...

love it:)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

I love the colour and size. The rope handles make it for sure! I found my way here from Fireflies and Jellybeans link party.

Jen said...

Love this! I would be thrilled to have one of these as my own!

Kathy Martin said...

Love your planter box and how fabulous it looks everywhere you place it! :)

Jaimee said...

LOVE this! Very good job!!
Jaimee @

Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

Love the color! So pretty! Thanks for sharing. :)

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

I love a cute planter! The color is perfect. Makes me think of spring :)

~Jenny said...

This is fabulous and I love the color!

Thanks for linking up! I am featuring you on Friday.


Kara Antrim said...

I love the way this turned out. It looks like it cost a million bucks. I actually couldn't believe you made it! I am no good at working with wood. I just don't have very much experience. I really need a planter box for some of my herbs, so maybe I will give woodworking another try. Thanks for the inspiration, and great job!

Lauralee Altice said...

I love this! I just have one question though...what did you plant in it? I was at the Nursery all day looking for the perfect thing to plant in my planter box and I couldn't find what I wanted and I want what you have!


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