and now, the After...
I painted this pot with cream paint, then crackle medium and then wiped watery brown paint on and wiped off. I added the red band at the top (also craft paint). This was a few years ago and they've aged well.
the little red tables are vintage metal pop-up tables used for camping or tv trays; I got both for $20. last year
picked the metal G up years ago at Pottery Barn; previously hung in my son's room.
I painted these cheapo terracotta pots with craft paint a few years ago and then let them age naturally outside.
I like to use river rock around the plants to help keep the soil from drying out so fast
by the way, notice the nickel hardware and kickplate on the door? It's ugly brass spraypainted with nickel paint. We did it two years ago and it still looks great (or at least better than it did)
Got it on clearance a few months ago. If it gets yucky, I'll hang it on the wall inside and
call it architectural salvage!
sorry for the blurry picture...photography skills have improved but have a long way to go
my favorite picture...that little rusted welcome sign in the ivy! I can't believe I took that.
(Kim M., you're rubbing off on me)