Tuesday, April 21, 2015

DIY Spring Wreath

Good morning everyone. 
 I have been doing a lot of work on the outside this past week even though it's been raining every day.  I almost have the front porch and flower bed finished so I will be revealing that later this week.  Just a couple more things to do. But for today I thought I would show you the Spring Wreath I made for the porch.

Vintage, Paint and more... DIY spring wreath with "faux" flowers, grapevine wreath and burlap ribbon

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Share It One More Time #7

Welcome to Share it One More Time Features and Party.

  I hope your week was good and your weekend is even better!  Can you believe it's already time for another Share it One More Time Features and Party to share all your great projects and ideas?  Last weeks party was amazing and filled with so many great ideas, recipes and projects. Thank you for sharing!  

Before we get on with the party I would like to share with you what I have been up to this week.

Vintage, Paint and more... container garden made with sun loving plants

 Even though it's been quite rainy and cloudy here this week I did manage to get a little gardening in and shared how I like to make container gardens  for sunny locations.

Vintage, Paint and more... vintage spring entry with DIY 'd numbered tins, paper book jackets and wrapped and painted bottles

I was also featured in Diane's Vintage Blog of the Week on her blog  Adirondack Girl @ Heart.  I am so honored that she chose my blog. So without further ado I am turning the party over to Tammy now.

I am so excited I get the pleasure this week to host Share it One More Time...   Although I haven't really had time to post much due to recovering from my surgery, (Thank you Cathy for filling in for me!)  I thought I would share a little bit of my garden that was done just before my surgery and has been such a delight watching it grow. I am amazed on how  the petunias have  already grown in just two weeks... I will share more on my garden in another post.  

Vintage Funnel container Gardening

And you may have already seen on Facebook where I announced that my baby girl is engaged to be married. So happy for her....just a little heads up... I will be sharing a lot of DIY wedding ideas...now how fun is that going to be?  Well ...I know I will be enjoying every bit of it....and hope you will too.  

Brittany and I

Now on to Share it One More Time Features and Party

April Feature Birthday party

Paula shared her "Plant a Seed " Eco-Friendly Birthday Party using recycled items while being earth conscious... so adorable! you can view more here at the Frog Prince Paperie

April Feature Blog birds1
Brenda shared her sweet  "This is for the Birds!"  chalkboard.  You can view this great idea and wonderful tutorial  at Muchmore Creative
April Feature Spring Foyer

Cindy shared her beautiful  Spring foyer with something new on her Bombay chest  with some French flower pots using some great transfers.  You can view it here at Cloches an Lavender 
Recycled Bottle Flower Wall Arrangement

Raquel shared her Wall Decor- Recycling  bottles  to create an adorable wall decoration.  You can view more of this great idea  at Premeditated Leftovers

Feature April Faux Fireplace

Marie shared her "From Headboard to Faux Fireplace"  This is just an amazing idea I love it!   For more on this great transformation... you can view this and how it was done over at The Interior Frugalista.
Congratulations to all that were featured!!!
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Vintage Blog of the Week Feature

Good morning everyone.
I am so honored today to tell you that Vintage, Paint and more... has been chosen as the "Vintage Blog of the Week" in Diana's series at Adirondack Girl @ Heart.

Adirondack Girl @ Heart

Diana is a fellow vintage and junk lover who shares how she gives them new life along with her crafts and photography.  I love her weekly series of Vintage Finds as she finds the most wonderful old things to use in her decor. 
So jump on over and check out all the great things she shares - I'm sure you'll love her blog as much as I do. 
Thank you Diana for your wonderful feature.

        Adirondack Girl @ Heart


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sun Loving Container Garden

Good morning everyone.  
We have been having the most beautiful weather here this past weekend as I hope all of you have also.  It has been perfect for doing our yard work and getting some flower gardens spiffed up and planned.  I love making container gardens every Spring and scatter them through out our landscape and porches.  This year I can make both sun loving and shade loving container gardens as the front is sunny and the back is quite shady.  So I get to play with all the plants available.  This weekend I put together two sun loving containers for our front porch.  

Vintage, Paint and more... container plantings for sunny locations

First I have to tell you that the pots I used were some I have had for years.  They are made of a composite material that just does not deteriorate - however the finish on them does.  These pots had turned so brown and yucky with age that they had to be repainted before being used.  Unfortunately I failed to get a before picture.

Vintage, Paint and more... black chalkboard painted flower pot

I decided I wanted a sort of old French country look to these since they had the characteristics of old pottery. So I painted them with some black chalkboard paint first.  It took two coats because it just soaked right into the dry surface. 

Vintage, Paint and more... sun loving container garden

Then I used a dry brush with a bit of grey paint - (Gravity by Valspar) that I had   a sample jar of.  I simply brushed it on in a very quick and random way.  I wanted the black to show through in the carved areas.  I like how they turned out. This method makes the carvings on these pots stand out more than just a solid color does as you see on the black pot.

Vintage, Paint and more... plants to use in a sun loving container garden

In this picture I have labeled the plants that I added to the containers.  My formula for container pots is to have a tall plant at the back - the Corkscrew Rush; a mid height flowering plant in the middle - the hot pink geranium; and a low spreading or vining plant at the front that will flow over the sides of the container - the English Ivy.  I also like to vary the colors and textures of the foliage on the plants I use to add more  interest to the containers. So if I have used a dark foliage plant I will try to place a lighter or variegated green foliage plant next to it for contrast and if I have used a smooth foliage plant I try to add a ruffled or textured foliage plant in with the mix. I have a spiky dark green foliage with the Corkscrew Rush; a curly , slightly fuzzy mid green foliage with the geranium; and a flat leaf smooth varigated green foliage with the ivy.  More added texture.  With all the different heights, colors and textures there is much contrast to capture your eye. 

Vintage, Paint and more... geraniums and English Ivy used in a sun loving container garden

 Here is a close-up of the second pot I used on the porch - same formula and plant selection  as the first.  I love putting  my containers together with this formula it's so easy and always makes for some great eye appeal wherever they are place. 
I am not quite finished with all the things on the porch but stay tuned for a revel very soon.  Just a couple more projects to finish this week.
What have you been working on?  How do you plan your container gardens?  Tell me about it in the comments below.
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Until next time have fun creating something you love. 

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Share It One More Time #6

Good morning everyone.
  It's Saturday!  Time for the 

              Share It One More Time Link Party