Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Open House Project

As I may have mentioned, Mikey (aka Stinky) graduates from high school (hallelujah!) this week and his Open House is on Saturday.  I've been working on a project for the centerpieces that started with painting some clay pots.  The pots started out looking like this:

And ended up looking this this:












I then planted each of the pots with a variety of herbs.  Why, herbs and not flowers you may ask.  I don't know.  I just think I like herbs better and thought Mikey might might prefer it.  (Who the heck am I kidding, he won't even notice).

The next step was to create little herb signs for each of the pots.  I started with a bunch of plain wood sticks:


And with the help of some paint and a few of my stamps and ink pads, I turned them into these:


And....drumroll please,  here are the finished pots:






Again...I doubt anyone will even notice these little signs in the grand scheme of things, but I like them.  (Caity & Krissy will notice, but that might be because I've been talking about this for days.) 

I promise to share some photos of the finished tables when they are done.  


Hopefully, they will have tablecloths on them.  I ordered some last week and haven't heard a thing since.  Friday could mean a panic run to Bed, Bath and Beyonce for 90" round tablecloths.  Keep your fingers cross that the white ones arrive on time.  

UPDATE: THE TABLECLOTHS JUST CAME THIS AFTERNOON. YEAH!!



11 comments:

  1. Lindalou, I love your project of painted pots and herbs... delightful and would make a great gift for anyone!

    I also love your new look! ;)

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  2. The sticks are adorable! You could package and sell them...mmmm another business idea!!

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  3. Love them!! They look great. I can't wait to see the final product!

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  4. Love the new blog look, love the pots and the painted labels, cute!

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  5. I just tried out the new blogger template design. And wow! It is incredibly easy to use! Thanks for pointing me in that direction because I was getting frustrated with wordpress. :)

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  6. Love it!! What a great idea!! Hope all goes well!

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  7. I love these herb sticks. Makes me want to go out and dig in the dirt and eat herbs! (you have a lot of wonderful projects here on your blog!) Congrats on Stinky's graduation!! What a big big time of life. Good luck to him! And thanks for all your visits and comments.
    loves
    k

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  8. What a fun little herb garden. I love the colors you painted the markers - very cute!

    thanks so much for linking it up!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  9. O my goodness, how cute is this?! Love those little signs!!

    ~Alison
    http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/06/family-home-evening-file-organization.html

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  10. Super cute idea! I love the colors you chose.

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