Pinterest Made Me Do It :: DIY Outdoor Planters

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So, to say I was disappointed about not getting this posted on Monday would definitely be an understatment. I was pissed. Seriously, I am such a planner and list maker. When things go wrong (which they do a lot in DIY), I get totally stressed and frustrated. I’ve been like this forever and sometimes, it just doesn’t make the best formula for a person who likes to DIY. Oh well, I’m over it now.

Anyways, I’ve been trying to get a jumpstart on our front porch and back patio before summer hits. It seems like we wait and wait and then, by the time we get started, it’s already May. So, this year I’ve been bound and determined to change that. A few weeks ago, I shared our DIY Modern House numbers and this week I’ve got DIY Planters.

If you’ve been around for awhile, then you know that our front porch looks like this:

We painted the rug, gave the bench a makeover, bought the topiaries (a Goodwill score!) and put new, potted plants on the steps last year.

This year, I wanted to get new pots for the topiaries. I’ve hated the pots that they came in since the beginning, but I’ve been waiting to update them until I found something cheap or really cool to DIY.

I came across this on Pinterest.

Via Better Homes and Gardens

I pinned it last year and finally decided to do it, but I wasn’t overly excited about it. I loved the look of the concrete, but I didn’t love the seam on one side that the pavers glued together gives you. Right before I headed out to Home Depot to buy the pavers, I saw this:

via Addicted 2 Decorating

Swoon… totally perfect for my front porch. It still uses the cheap pavers, but has the added element of wood that really ups the ante. Love it!

So, Luke and I went Home Depot to gather our supplies. I’m not going to give you a step-by-step tutorial, because Addicted 2 Decorating does that, but I will just summarize the steps we did.

We decided that we wanted our wood painted white. Luke assembled the bases and then I spray painted them white.

We let that dry and then we put two concrete pavers in at a time. We used the other pavers as weights so the glue would adhere well to the paver and wood.

Total cost for two came in at about $30 (or 1 for $15).

These suckers are HEAVY. I think they really added something special to our front porch.

Can you believe how little that old planter looks compared to the new one? Crazy!

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