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« 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.

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.
« 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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