Thursday, June 24, 2010

Steph the Builder....Outdoor Planter

I got an itch to build something while laying on the beach in Catalina reading This Old House magazine. There was this awesome planter that looked simple to build. So I came home and told Hubs we were going to build it. And I did.

Of course, Hubs showed me how to use the Table saw. But I did the work.
(look at that flowing hair!)

And then how to use the miter saw.

And after the wood was cut to the proper dimensions, I began putting it together.

The ends...
Frame is complete!
Then came the part I really like...
And PAINTING! (don't tell Hubs, but I finished painting this thing on Monday night and found paint on my ankle on Wednesday morning. I promise I shower)

The finished product!

I had a blast making it and am already thinking about my next project!




Susan said...

Wow girl...I think you found your niche.... That looks fabulous! And I'm gald you have a miter saw that I can borrow :)

Sarah Grace said...

That's so cool! Way to go :)

Chic Creations said...

What a talented gal you are! Love the planter. Thanks for sharing.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

This is way cool! Love the process and the finished project is very cool. Your "ankle" color and the tin look great together! ;0) And now you have new skills. Whatcha doing next?

Sandy@Life Began In A Garden said...

Wow, I am really impressed with your carpentry skills, great job!

Kat @ Black Kats Design said...

Wow. Love the design and so impressed that you made it yourself. Is that corrugated metal on the sides? So cool.

I’m having a new link party “Cheap Thrills Thursday” starting the 29th. It’s for creative ideas that cost under $20. If you have a project you’d like to share, I’d love for you to stop by and join in!

FineArtPainting said...

great planter, so I'm extending you an invite:

come link your tutorial up with us so our readers can find you:
(for your future creativity: new party = every wednesday, findable from the home page)

we love to feature you,