Sunday, April 4, 2010

Wine Caddy to Plant Holder

Last week I shared this wire wine bottle caddy that I had gotten at Goodwill.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it as soon as I saw it.

IMG_5415_2741

Here it is spray painted white.  I used Krylon and the can said it is good for metal, wood, etc.  I hung it on a tree branch and was able to get most of it covered this way.

IMG_5474_2783

And here it is with faux geraniums I had stored in my basement.  These are, surprisingly,  done very well, and they are in tall, narrow terracotta pots {which you can just see through the wire}.  I got them at Hallmark about eight years ago.  You can’t really see the handle in this picture as I put the flowers on either side of it, but I can pick it up and put it anywhere I feel I need some color.  Even if it is faux!

IMG_5476_2785

I’ve already put it in my gazebo and am eager to get this season started!

IMG_5477_2786

IMG_5478_2787

One project down, 789 to go!  I like to get these difficult projects out of the way first! 

Linking this post up to the following linky parties:

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

It’s So Very Creative at It’s So Very Cheri

Make It Yours Day at My Backyard Eden

Be Inspired at Room to Inspire

 

34 comments:

Low Tide High Style said...

Oh I have one of these and I never considered using it to hold plants, thanks so much for the inspiration!

Kat :)

Struggler said...

Looks great! I love seeing things used for their non-intended purpose.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Way cute!! They look great in there
*hugs*deb

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

You are so creative, Kathy, and inspiring!

I was hoping we could bring out our outdoor furniture and turn the solar heat on in the pool this weekend but it is COLD here and we made a fire in the fireplace!?!

xxoo

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

That looks terrific~! you are such a smartie. I love all the great stuff you come up with.

Sonny

Allison Shops said...

Nice idea! I love geraniums. Be sure to stop by AtticMag this week for a Giveaway!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Wow! What a smart idea to use it this way! I haven't tried the tree/spray approach yet but thanks for the tip b/c you know how hard it is to paint some baskets!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a great idea. It looks fabulous. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Always Nesting said...

Brilliant idea!! I love that used as a plant holder.

Creations from my heart said...

Love the transformation. Last year I got those same geraniums at Michaels. They came in a bush and I loved them. they were so real looking, that I mixed them in my front wall plater outside with my real impatients. I don't have any sun there and impatients are the only flower that will grow. No one knew thay were not real! I love your gazebo. I have always wanted one. Blessings...Sherry

Leanne said...

I like to get those difficult ones out of the way too. HaHa! That's a great way to use the wine caddy. I love the geraniums and I want a gazebo now. Hope you had a wonderful Easter.

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

absolutely delightful!

Shelia said...

You have great vision! This looks awesome! I would have thought of doing this!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

sissie said...

Hi Kathy,
You are just full of great ideas these past few days, you are on a roll!! I think your gazebo is getting a lot of pretty new additions.

hugs
Sissie

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love the way it turned out, it is so cute and summery, love the flowers in it, very clever...

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

Very sweet. I'm so into teracotta pots and rustic folliage at the moment. Reminds me of my entryway reveal I posted about last week.
Kristine

Liz said...

~Kathy~

Fabulous idea! The flowers look gorgeous! ~Liz =)

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

How lame am I? I would never think to paint wicker but after seeing this post, I am a convert!

DesignTies said...

Cute makeover :-) It's fun to see something re-purposed and given a whole new identity :-) Enjoy your portable flowers!!

Kelly

niartist said...

Very cool! I thought the geraniums were real ... lol! I'm just happy to see flowers! TGIS! (Thank Goodness it's SPRING!) Thank you for sharing! :) Hope you can stop by when you get a chance!

Melissa Miller said...

Kathy that is just so creative and adorable! Love it! :)

FleaMarketTrixie said...

What a neat idea, it turned out great!

Creations By Cindy said...

Kathy I love this! Be blessed. Cindy

Songbirdtiff said...

What a pretty little arrangement. It looks lovely on your porch. Thanks for stopping by!

pk @ Room Remix said...

It's so cute with the geraniums in it! Love using items for other than what they were intended - my friend puts hand towels in hers for her guest bath.

Kim said...

Lucky you to have those size pots. It's really cute, Kathy.

Ms. Bake-it said...

It looks good Kathy! Great way to repurpose the wine caddy.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

It's so cute! How awesome is it that your pots fit the caddy perfectly!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Cute idea! And yes, I'm ready too!!!

Chris said...

Okay. I could not have envisioned that. So cute!

Room to Inspire said...

What a great way to "re-purpose" this wine caddy! And I love the geraniums - thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.

Chelsea

Shannon @ Posh Pieces said...

Love it! This would be perfect to share at my Bring in the spring party. Hope you will stop by

Joy said...

PRETTY CUTE!!!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

It looks great on your porch Kathy! I just love geraniums too! They look so old fashioned and remind me of my Grandmother!

Thanks for linking up!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...