Sunday, June 23, 2013

Pretty Picket Planter

Our kitchen remodel has taken a break this weekend due to my honey having to work the weekend!!! WHAT? Yeah! When you gotta work, you gotta work...whataya gonna do?  That's ok, it will get done and we will have the most beautiful kitchen on the block!
How about a pretty picket planter to tide you over until we get back to the kitchen?  After we made our fence picket A/C cover HERE, we had some short pieces left over from trimming the pickets to fit our needs.  Well, those short pieces were calling my name.
I cut them down even more, to 14" long to be exact.  I then trimmed the corners off to resemble the original pickets (my honey's idea).  We used (3) pickets on each side for a total of (12) pickets
Next, my honey made the frame work.  We used some scraps from our wood pile.  We cut two pieces at 14-7/8" long and two at 15" long.  NOTE: You will need to lay your pickets out and measure the width of all three of them together and and then cut your frame pieces accordingly.  Your measurements will rely on what kind of wood you are using for your frame as well.
Since its an out of doors piece and we wanted it to hold up to our Texas weather, we smeared some liquid nails onto the frame for extra sturdiness.
Then tacked the pickets on front and back to hold securely.  We may or may not have went a bit over board, but lastly we added a few screws just to make sure it was good and durable for the long haul.
Here's the finished product.  Cute huh?  I love it!  There is not a bottom, it's designed to just slip down over your pot for a little extra pizazz on your patio.
I suppose you could certainly add a bottom and some plastic liner and make it a permanent planter if you so wished, but our design was more of the simple type for now.

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

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Britney Mills said...

This is so fun! I love the idea of it! Would love to have you stop by and share it at our link here

Have a good one!

Britney @ The Princess and Her Cowboys

Ricki Moore said...

I'm loving this planter! Lately I've had a real thing for DIY Wood Planters, so this is perfect.
Thank you so much for sharing.

Chelsea @ Get Your Crap Together said...

This is super cute and really quite easy! Thank you for sharing. I'd like to invite you to our Organize Me! Sizzlin' Summer Link Up Party at Get Your Crap Together!

Therena Taylor said...

I love your planter box! I want one!
Therena @

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

Love how cute and easy this is. Stopping by from the Organize Me Sizzlin' Summer Linky. Pinning it for sure. Would love to have you link this to my Craftastic party here:

September Violets said...

Such a simple, but clever idea. I like that you just slip it over your pots and then it doesn't rot on the bottom. Have a great weekend! Wendy

Lavender Cottage said...

It's cute and this way you don't need to worry about drainage.

Jenna LaFevor said...

So cute and clever! Love it! Thanks for linking up to Give Me the Goods Monday! Love having you party with us! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those planters are so cute--great for the cottage look. Thanks for sharing the idea!

Alison Bayne said...

Seeing your planter project linked up at the Creative HomeAcre Hop was great! Thanks for joining us and we hope you'll come and party creatively again on Sunday at I wonder if you perhaps like to write a guest post for Mumtopia, please let me know - I'm sure my readers would benefit from what you have to say. For more information, please read the "Be My Guest" page at Mumtopia:

Robin Buster said...

I love this idea and I have the perfect spot for it. I'm so happy that you came by to party with us at Fluster Buster's Creative Muster. Now that you found us I hope that you continue to join the party.

Robin @ Fluster Buster

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

What a great idea! It looks simple to make and cute.

BeBetsy said...

Great idea!

Thanks for sharing on the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT. AND for linking back to us (the link back however is to another blog-would you mind changing it-xoxo) Have a wonderful weekend!

Sharon and Denise

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Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

So clever, and cottagey! It's my Gardening Feature at this week's Creative HomeAcre Hop! Thanks so much for sharing such a great idea :)
xo, Andrea