Easy Distressed Wheelbarrow Planter
Today, I’m sharing my secret on how to give a wooden wheelbarrow planter a distressed look in seven easy-to-follow steps.
Find an old beaten up wooden wheelbarrow that looks like its on its last legs. John found this one for me at a second hand store.
Stick it in your new water heater box for spray painting with a lovely aqua.
Drill some holes in the bottom for drainage and plant with pretty pink geraniums and sweet potato vine.
Leave it outside for the winter under 3 feet of snow until the very late spring thaw the next year.
Convince yourself you did Step Four on purpose.
Plant with fuschia pink Geraniums and a Lobelia called Sky Blue.
Admire Mother Nature’s handiwork, because you had absolutely nothing to do with it.
There you have it… my distressed planter in seven easy steps, and it only took 11 months.
I said it was easy… I didn’t say anything about it being quick. lol.
Don’t forget to pin it!
Plant something pretty today… and smile!
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!
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Well if that's not the cutest little planter ( love the hearts !!! )
I used the same method as you did with metal candle holders – left them out in the snow and voila lol
Love the color – I've been incorporating it into my garden – so I need that wheel barrow!
That wheelbarrow is adorable and I love the color. I think the snow distressing was just the perfect finishing touch!
Your planter came out beautiful and I love the color paint you chose!
Thank you Mother Nature that turned out lovely and distressed to perfection! The geraniums are so lovely too
LOL I use that method too and it works really well, although sometimes you get a stubborn paint that takes more than one season….but that doesn't happen very often. It looks fantastic Tuula. You definitely picked the right color of flower to compliment your wheelbarrow!
Dang! Now I have to go buy a water heater.
I love it! And you made me smile 🙂 Have a beautiful week, Tuula! Hugs to you
LOL Tuula, this gave me a good chuckle. Amazing what Mother Nature does!!!
I also use that method. It's very effective! 😉
I love geraniums. They are perfect for your little wheelbarrow.
Mother Nature knows her way around distressing. Oh, no, NEW water heater? OUCH!
fun post! love how mother nature helped you weather your wheelbarrow planter!
You are so funny! I love the way you distressed the planter. There was snow and everything! I am impressed!