With spring finally here I figured it's as good a time as any to tart up the front of the house.
I found this inspirational wooden box at this mornings flea market.
It was £4. That probably means they're £2.50 from Ikea.
Well, I say 'box' but it has no bottom.
That's OK. I'm going to stick a plant in it and I figured there's less chance of it rotting with no base.
Here's a plant I got at the Friday market:
So here's the plan. Taking inspiration from my French enamel number:
I thought I might paint the bottomless box in the style of a French enamel sign with our house number on it!
Now, this might not be as simple as it sounds. I fear the box has been oiled so I will have to use a high adhesion oil based primer and suitable paints for exteriors.
It could be an epic fail.
But it could just add a little much needed elegance. Cross your fingers for me dear readers!