Hi there…

You know those overpriced gift baskets that everyone seems to get at offices all the time, well my husband got one recently with an assortment of cookies, candies and coffee inside.  When it was empty he brought it home and he knew I would figure out something to do with the piece.

It turned out to be a metal one with a wood rim.

The Empty Gift Tin

When I saw this piece I automatically thought planter!  I painted it with Annie Sloan Chateau Grey and then I did a light watered down wash with some Annie Sloan Graphite to highlight the detail on the sides.

One Coat Annie Sloan Chateau Grey

After a Wash With Annie Sloan Graphite

John just has to drill holes in the bottom for drainage and I will be planting in it two weeks from now which I can’t wait to start.  I have so many plans for a post about our deck area.  I feel like it has been dragging on for a time now for people who follow my post and it has definitely been dragging on for me, I want SPRING already!

After a Wash With Annie Sloan Graphite-Detail

I am Linking to:

http://southernhospitalityblog.com/thrifty-treasures-4-29/

http://debbie-debbiedoos.com/2012/04/thrift-store-chair-resurrection-newbie-party-started.html

http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/2012/04/nifty-thrifty-tuesday-no112.html