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Home and Family Friday and a New Planter

If you’re here for the Home and Family Friday Linky Party, you’re in the right place. First, I have a new project to share with you.

I’m really excited about my new planter. I’ve had the container for a long time, so long I don’t even remember where it can from.

I have moved it from room to room, never finding a good place for it. I always loved the chippy white paint and the rust showing through. The problem is, that I don’t have any other pieces like this. When it goes to a new place, it stands out like a sore thumb. The white just didn’t blend with any of my things.

Enter my favorite decorating tools:
Black Spray Paint

I painted the wire basket with black spray paint and then lined the basket with burlap. The burlap will allow for drainage, hold the dirt in place, and add…well, burlap, and who doesn’t love burlap!!!

Add a few cheery yellow flowers.

It’s the perfect centerpiece for the kids’ picnic table.

The combination of black wire, burlap, checks, and the yellow flowers just thrills me to no end. I love how it turned out.

Here are a few linky parties I like to participate in:

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The Comments

  • Sandra
    June 25, 2010

    I really like your new planter and have enjoyed browsing your blog. Thanks for the link party invite!

  • gina3
    June 25, 2010

    I liked the chippy white finish on the basket and when I saw the black paint I thought "oh no!" I have to admit it turned out great! I love it. I think the burlap, the right ribbon and flowers are a beautiful combination. It looks so cute sitting on that table.

  • HoosierHomemade
    June 25, 2010

    Well…I guess Linky is being cranky with me tonight. I've tried to add my link several times, and it keeps telling me it already exists, but it's not there.

  • Leanne
    June 25, 2010

    It looks perfect now. You know how I love black spray paint. It's the perfect combination of color, texture and pattern. Thanks for hosting again.

  • Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living
    June 25, 2010

    Very cute, it looks great!

  • 21st Century Housewife©
    June 25, 2010

    Hi there, I'm a new visitor! You have a lovely blog. Thanks for hosting the linky 🙂

  • Tiffany
    June 25, 2010

    LOVE your new planter and what you did with it! Looks just perfect sitting on that picnic table! Nice job! : )

  • Amy
    June 25, 2010

    I love the yellow with black/white!! Such a great combination for summer!

  • Pam @ diy Design Fanatic
    June 25, 2010

    Becca, what a cute project! It fits you house perfectly (which I love, btw!). Thanks for the nice comment on my daughter's party and for coming to get me for the party! I know I am a little late in linking, but I am almost caught up with getting our house for sale, etc. Should be finished by Monday or Tuesday 🙂 Will be posting my new granite countertops & tile backsplash & a whole house tour next week. Have a great weekend!

  • Ann @ makethebestofthings
    June 25, 2010

    Love this! I am totally going to do this with some of the wire baskets I've accumulated. Your planter looks great!

  • Danielle
    June 25, 2010

    Your planter turned out SO adorable! I never would have thought to use burlap 🙂

  • Lori S.
    June 25, 2010

    Cute planter! I am your newest follower and I have added your link party to my Linky Love Library page on my blog.

    ~Lori@live,laugh,love,create 🙂

  • Michele {The Scrap Shoppe}
    June 25, 2010

    I love the makeover you gave your planter! Thanks so much for stopping by and inviting me over! Have a great weekend!

  • Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden
    June 25, 2010

    Your planter turned out great! I love the burlap!

    Thanks for hosting!

  • elizabeth @ twelvecrafts
    June 25, 2010

    Thanks for stopping by twelve crafts and inviting me over. I linked up four projects (although one of them disappeared), so are you sorry you invited me now? 😉 I'm pretty sure people make up those rules about linking up only two project per party because of people like me. 😉

    I like the smell of warm chocolate chip cookies too . . . better yet, I like the taste of warm chocolate chip cookies! 😉

  • Sherry @ No Minimalist Here
    June 25, 2010

    Becca, Your basket turned out adorable! Love that you put the burlap inside and added the ribbon…so cute.
    Hugs, Sherry

  • C.R.A.F.T.
    June 25, 2010

    thank you for hosting 🙂 i am so happy i stumbled upon your blog today!!

  • Little Lizard King
    June 25, 2010

    Thanks for the invite! Hey, did you build your kid's picnic table from Knock off Wood plans?

  • Allison
    June 25, 2010

    Thanks for your comment on my blog!

    I've joined your party… with 3 link ups! lol 🙂

  • Val
    June 27, 2010

    I love love love what you did with the planter!!!! Looks wonderful.

  • the VG huis
    June 27, 2010

    so I've been busy click click clicking away on many blogs this morning…so I'm not really sure how I came across your blog, but I am so glad I did! I am now a follower! I am simply in love with your new planter!!!! It's GORGEOUS. I can't wait to go through more of your blog. Thanks for hosting this link party. ~Stacey

  • Rory from Tools Are For Women Too!
    June 28, 2010

    The planter looks great on the kids table. Don't you love repurposing things you already own? I am linking up to your party today…thanks for hosting! Rory
    PS…I'd love for you to share this on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Hope you can join the fun!

  • Laura Ingalls Gunn
    June 28, 2010

    Now this is a gorgeous planter ! You are amazingly talented!

  • Kaysi
    June 28, 2010

    Those are super cute!!

  • Shel at Dreamy Nest
    June 29, 2010

    Ohh – I love the little planter! The burlap and checked ribbon is perfect.

    Looks like there's time to join in the party. I'm linking up, following you and adding your party to my party link page. Thank you for inviting me!

  • mle
    June 29, 2010

    That is such a cute centerpiece on the picnic table! Love the burlap and checks!!

  • Rory from Tools Are For Women Too!
    June 30, 2010

    I'm so glad you were able to make it over and join Modern Craftswoman Monday! Hope you will link next week with more of your fun projects! Rory

  • Stacey
    June 30, 2010

    Love your new planter. Glad to see your linky party too. I'll try to remember this. 🙂

  • Denise
    August 28, 2010

    I came across your planter and had a fit! It's fabulous! The burlap and ribbon bring it all together. I hope you don't mind — I linked your post to my Porch and Garden party at firstadream.blogspot.