In my Finds post earlier this week I showed you this vintage strainer that I found for $1. I had just started to do some annuals planting. Perfect timing!
I confess I have a thing for strainers. I think it has something to do with my love of polka dots. 🙂
A few years ago I made this strainer planter wind chime, but this strainer had sweet little feet so I decided it would make a perfect planter.
It’s quite large.
And it comes with ample polka dot drainage.
It has a crack in the right handle, but the handle is still solid so that didn’t matter to me.
I love these little feet.
It’s marked Made in Italy. Cool!
All this vintage strainer needed was a little spray paint love.
So I covered the handles…
and the sweet little feet with painter’s tape because I wanted them to keep their silver colour.
I liked the Made in Italy mark so I taped over that too. Why not?
I gave it three light coats of a lovely aqua apraypaint, letting it dry between coats while I worked at pulling weeds in the gardens.
Then I removed the tape and simply plunked in a ready made $10 hanging planter of hot pink geraniums. Hangers removed of course.
And voila! Easy peasy pink prettiness. 🙂 I love a pink and turquoise combo.
Oh who am I kidding… I love a pink and any colour combo. lol.
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Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!