Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What a Little Color Will Do

I've had this horse trough sitting out front for awhile now, patiently awaiting some flowers. I finally got around to planting some in it a few weeks ago. I was really happy with the splash of color they added.

I love all things rusted and weathered, so the fact that this trough had some rust at the bottom only added to the charm of it for me. I liked the rustic, bare metal appeal.... until I went to the feed store last week and saw one out front painted a very bright PURPLE. Wow, it was really stunning and full of colorful flowers to boot.


I knew what I had to do. And I knew exactly what color mine would be...

TURQUOISE! Isn't this gorgeous? I think it really makes the flowers pop. I'm really happy with the result. As for the mailbox sitting there, that's another castoff I found and have not been sure what do with. Plant flowers in it? That was my original thought. But I had an idea the other day to put it on a post next to the gate of my garden and store my garden hand tools in it. Of course, now I will feel the need to paint it. Maybe bright red or yellow. Or maybe hot pink! (another post for another day)...

15 comments:

Deb said...

I love it! it really makes the flowers pop...can't wait to see what you do with the mailbox

Phyllis said...

It looks great! Old mailboxes make great nesting areas for birds, btw. A wren uses one on my property. :)

the7msn said...

Love it. Also really love whatever you're using to enclose your patio - you can see through it but it doesn't appear fence-like. What is it?

sassyglassdesigns said...

I love it and the color is perfect for you. I vote for red for the mailbox...great idea.

Dusty Devoe said...

WOW! love the color! I've done that in the past. I painted flower pots we had around a pond tq. and grn once and it was beautiful!

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

Definitely looks great. You've inspired me, its time to go out and do some planting...or painting.

Katie said...

Great color! I'd go with red on the mailbox too.
What is that with the wagon wheels in the picture? Looks like a bench maybe?

hint said...

Wow! You have a beautiful spread and love the the new flower box all spiffed up :)

Desert Rose said...

I bet the turquiose just looks terrific in your yard!!! And wait till the flowers fill out and hang over the edge!

Paint Girl said...

Looks great! We had an old water trough just like it that leaked and we gave it to the OH's parents to use it just like you did!

KayzKreationz said...

It looks gorgeous. Don't forget to show us pics of the mailbox when you get it done.
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Broken Y said...

I love it painted and unpainted! What a fantastic idea. Okay, now take more pictures . . . I can see the house, I want to see more!!

jane augenstein said...

Oh, great idea! Love the color, looks so good, what a great planter.
Very creative.

Christina said...

Sheesh, that is so pretty. Makes me long for Arizona. Love your place.

gtyyup said...

Very nice!! I would never have thought that the paint would make the plants stand out like that!

Look forward to seeing what you do with the mailbox ;~)