Sunday, September 9, 2012

Planter Box Centerpiece


I've always loved those beautiful holiday photos that have large tables with wood planter boxes filled with holiday trimmings, pumpkins for Fall, wheat grass and eggs for springtime, etc.  Now I'm excited that I finally have one! 
I never had a table long enough for one of these before we moved into our new house.  My trestle table is the perfect length for this rustic wood planter box that I picked up from a fellow Luckett's Market vendor.  Although it wouldn't be difficult to make one of these, I like how this one was a bit "pre-aged".

I did clean it up a bit with some Navajo White paint and added some of my favorite dark glaze to bring out the details of the wood.  I then hand-painted the "Friends and Family" with some ASCP Duck Egg Blue paint and lightly distressed it. 
I just filled it with some items from around my home for now as I'm impatiently waiting for small white and heirloom pumpkins to make an appearance in the stores...
It's going to be fun decorating this up for all the holidays!

Kristen

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30 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It looks amazing. I love the "Friends and Family", that is perfect. Hugs, Marty

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

That is a purchase you will enjoy for years and years! Have fun!

Pamela said...

That is a great piece Kristin!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is lovely, Kristen! It makes me wish I had my dining table from our old house again to use something like this. It is going to look great filled with pumpkins!

Andrea said...

love it, and how you customized it! I am looking forward to pumpkin season, too! ps I have to search on your blog for pics of the trestle table as we're in the market for one, too, and I'm always looking for ideas.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Love how you personalized this! it's a wonderful piece!!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

I so love this! Very pretty! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from 1929 Charmer. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House which goes live Monday at 8am CST. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Suzy said...

Another homerun! Love it. I'm also loving that bench that I see in the background.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Kristen...what a beautiful piece and I just love how you beautifully made the lettering. Love the trestle table and the "peek" of the bench on the background!!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

A beautiful piece, and I love how you customized it. I just found a very long old toolbox and I can't wait to decorate. But first I have to find a table! Is that the horse before the cart? Love the lettering. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That looks beautiful Kristen! Your going to have a lot of fun decorating that with the holidays coming up!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh wow this is just beautiful!!!
Thank you so much for linking up.
XO
kristin

SavannahGranny said...

Hi, This turned out fabulously. Great idea and great execution. Since I am from Savannah, I loved the spanish moss. You are right the white pumpkins will look great. Thanks for sharing, Ginger

chateau chic said...

Great box for your table. I really like how you personalized it with paint and the words.
Mary Alice

Debbiedoo's said...

That looks so pretty! I love it. I am so ready for Fall!

ann k said...

Love your box, I have been so wanting one!! It looks great with your long table, like what you did with it. It will be fun for fall and winter decorating.

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Wow--this is a beautiful window box turned table centerpiece, Kristen. I love how it contrasts so nicely with your dark table and the dark accessories that you included inside--so pretty!

Brandi said...

Such a great find. I bet you'll enjoy changing it out each season.

Infuse With Liz said...

Wow that looks wonderful! Love the friends and family! Great job! You will get a lot of use from this!

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing your amazing flower box centerpiece at Potpourri Friday!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

So lovely! I adore the mix of elements!
Cheers, Andrea

flourishwithavintageflair said...

It's BEAUTIFUL!!! This piece is an amazing piece and so versatile! Thank you for sharing!!! I am a new follower of your blog and invite you to join mine as well, would love to see you there! http://flourishwithavintageflair.blogspot.com/

suzyq said...

Love this idea - what a beautiful ( and unique ) centerpiece!

Jeannie-JB said...

This is beautiful! I love it and your hand painted sign is incredible.

thistlewoodfarm said...

That is amazing! I love the font you used on the planter's box! Thanks so much for inspiring me today!

blessings,
karianne

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Hi - I've featured this on my Facebook page - congrats! http://www.facebook.com/My1929Charmer
Grab yourself a "feature button.

Debra Howard said...

very pretty. I will have to remember that when it comes time to decorate my big farm table again.
Debbie

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Really love this! Such a perfect centerpiece for the room, I'll be featuring it later today.
OXXO
Kristin

Shannon said...

Beautiful!! Do you know how long it is?

Jessica Middleton said...

Gorgeous! Would you mind sharing where it was purchased or the dimensions? :)

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