Do you love to display fresh flowers inside the house in a vase?
In my house attempting to display flowers in a vase on any table or shelf anywhere is just asking for trouble, so a long time ago I just stopped doing it.
You see we share our house with 4 feline mischief seekers who basically let us pretend that we’re in charge, but we all know that’s not the way it really is. It’s just this game we play.
While I do love our cats I have missed having fresh flowers in the house… until now.
A while back I showed you this vintage planter that I thrifted for $2. I loved the shape and the curlicue thingies. It’s been hanging on a side wall of the back deck for a few months waiting to be planted.
A few days ago I came out after a rain and this planter was full of water, and it gave me an idea.
I know some of you would have left it as is, but because of where it’s going it definitely needed some spray paint love.
I chose a yummy green.
Two very light coats did the job quite nicely, and let the rusty bits still show through.
No distressing required.
Even though the planter will hold water I want to protect the inside from rusting out so I filled one of our summer plastic cups with water and placed it inside.
And just like that… it became a vase.
Here’s the before again.
And here’s my hanging vase filled with phlox (which smells heavenly by the way), love in a mist (the pretty little blue flowers, that turn into those seed pods after blooming) , and a few tiny daisy-like wildflowers… all from my own gardens.
Just to be safe the planter is hanging on its own nail. I think it might be too heavy to hang it from the chicken wire.
All I did was remove the white feather boa that was behind it in those projects. I wanted the chicken wire to stand out more around the vase.
Here it is hanging in the master bedroom.
I’m so pleased to finally have a cat safe vase. I’m sure I’ll be using it all year round. Flowers from my own gardens from spring to fall, and bought bouquets during the winter months… and maybe some seasonal and holiday arrangements too.
Flowers in the bedroom all year long. How wonderful! And no spilled or broken vases to worry about. Yay!
Now I need to find more planters like this one so I can hang a vase in every room in the house. I can see it and smell it now… flowers everywhere! That sounds pretty good to me.
How do you display fresh flowers?
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time….
stop and smell the flowers.