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Jess70
« on: April 09, 2005 12:01:44 PM »

 Hi,  I have two window boxes that I painted this morning white...just to put a base coat.  I am looking for some ideas to give them some flair.  My yard is a blank and the patio furniture is white so almost anything would go.
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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2005 07:11:15 PM »

See the post below yours--mosaicing a satellite dish... But instead of doing the whole planter box, you could do just a band of mosaic across the middle--sea glass, or mirror bits, or broken tile, or all of the above.

An all-over faux finish that won't fight with the flowers could look cool--faux jasper or tortoiseshell or granite or verdigris. Here's a site that shows faux jasper for walls; you could adapt the color scheme to get the look on your planters.
http://www.homestore.com/HomeGarden/Decorate/Crafts/PaintWalls/CRHO_FauxJasper.asp?poe=homestore

Or try "stencilling" using paper doilies and green spray paint. Keep it loose, not too rigid. Maybe just green over the white you have. Or for a more subtle effect, paint the box one shade of green and use a darker shade of green with the doiilies.

Last suggestion: tap a series of small nails or thumbtacks along the top rim. Using varied lengths of florist wire (so it doesn't rust), wrap one end of a wire around a nail and the other around a piece of sea glass--so you have a row of pretty stones hanging from your planter rim. Kind of upside-down flowers.
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2005 10:05:01 AM »

 Thanks for the ideas...I think i have decided to mosaic just the middle row.  I am off to the thrift store to find some old plates. . . Thanks...
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