a pretty cool life.: It must be spring...

Thursday, June 4, 2009

It must be spring...

since I'm out in the yard spray painting.

My victim, I mean project: a galvanized bucket formerly known as a drink tub at parties. Too bad it was only big enough to hold drinks sized for a Smurf. It'll be better as a planter.


And clearly my hand needed a coat, too. Total abuse of spray paint.






And now...a pot for my strawberry plant. If I ever do plant my vegetable bed, this will go in. I love bright colors breaking up the overwhelming green of the veggies. (Yes, I realize a strawberry isn't a vegetable, but close enough)

Ahhh, the first crops of the season.

So now what should I do with my bounty? Strawberry shortcake, strawberry sundaes, fruit salads, smoothies...open a fruit stand on the side of the road? The possibilities are endless!



And remember, if you make a planter out of a bucket like this, drill holes in the bottom for drainage!

33 comments:

  1. oooh, I need to get a strawberry plant! :-)

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  2. I have a photo of my 1st little strawberry on my blog too! (The Life is Like a Pie blog.) Yours came out a little more vibrant. It looks so cute laying in your hand.

    I love the planter too!

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  3. Mmm...I love strawberries. Homegrown are the best!! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog!! I'm going to go through some of your other posts now lol..

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  4. I don't have a garden so I have to do everything in containers. I should have thought of strawberries. My kids would love it.

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  5. I don't know what is cuter-the bucket, the lone little strawberry or the spray painted hand!

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  6. I would love to grow strawberries! That is a cute idea for the bucket. Where did you get yours?

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  7. Love that bucket and your strawberries!

    You are so creative :).

    Amanda

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  8. Kelli-I got it Michael's last year. It was like 12 bucks, so a pretty good deal.

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  9. your planter turned out so good! what a great project.

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  10. Smurfs! I'm laughing that you even said that, becuase I was just at the store with my baby girl the other day, and low and behold they had smurf toys! What is the world coming to when they bring smurfs back for our children?? I laughed so hard... I sure loved those three-apple-high blue people. Memories...

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  11. Beautiful! You are so creative!

    Enjoy the strawberries and the weekend!

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  12. Cool and crafty! I love strawberries!
    Stopping by via SITS... happy weekend!

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  13. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has spray paint hands...I'm spraying my outdoor furniture black and it got under my nails...eewww...looks like dirt and won't come off!
    Totally worth it though!
    Love the red!

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  14. Love the tin painted red.. perfect for those strawberries.
    Debbie

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  15. YUM! I have some mini strawberry plants I'm harvesting from, but now you have me wanting the real deal. Enjoy!

    Donna

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  16. So cute! And the bucket turned out really nice, too!

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  17. I bet that crop of strawberries will be yummy! Have a great week!

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  18. I love the photo of your hand! LOL! That was me the other day with a can of white spray paint.

    We're picking strawberries here too...first year for them! We're battling bunnies though. Grr!

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  19. Love the red!!!

    We used to plant strawberries as a kid, I really need to do that at our house, the kids would love it!!

    ~TidyMom

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  20. Next year I'm planting berries! Those look great!

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  21. Goodness sakes - that little strawberry is the cutest! Thank you for sharing this great bucket planter idea!

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  22. How cute! You did a great job! I'm a victim of spray paint abuse too. My toenails and feet have a lovely over spray of rustoleum hammered metal spray paint! haha
    Thanks for sharing!

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  23. what a darling planter for your strawberries! Your little strawberry looks so delicious!!
    I still have a tiny bit of spray paint on my left thumb nail! May have matching on my other hand after today. :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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  24. Awww, home grown strawberries. Takes me back to my childhood. Perfect pot too.

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  25. Hi... I'm flying from garden to garden enjoying every minute of it.... such pretty place to be... ;) and nice meeting you!

    Fairy Cielo

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  26. I am going through some of the garden projects from A Soft Place To Land. I have to say, I LOVE the color of your bucket! Red is my favorite color!

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  27. Too funny. I'd go for a strawberry smoothie! lol. I have a small strawberry patch. I picked 3 strawberries last night. They were yummy.

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  28. You're cracking me up! Love your new pot and your strawberry (singular) bounty.

    I potted a strawberry plant a few weeks ago. It's dead now. Bummer.

    Kimba

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  29. I am cracking up!!!!

    I have a grey hand from primer and the other hand is blue from the paint...LOL!!!

    Congrats on your harvest!!!!!

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  30. Sweet! And it happens to me each time I handle paint too -getting it on my hands. Just never seem to want to put on those plastic gloves.

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  31. Oh the red bucket is adorable, and PERFECT for strawberries! Love it.
    Cass

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