I have been thinking about how I want to decorate my house for years. Years. And although everything is not finished, everything is in the location it is staying so I feel like I can start decorating! This makes me so happy! We have some built in cupboards in the living room with the TV on the wall above it. The wood counter top is about 90 inches long but a large majority of that space only allows for decor 12-15 inches high because of the TV. I was under very direct orders that none of the TV can be covered up!!
I had in my head exactly what I wanted for that space, but had not been able to find it. It either wasn't big enough or not in my budget. So, I decided to make one myself! Check it out.
I was walking out of a local store one day and on their deck they had plain planter boxes. I had already purchased something and was heading out, but grabbed one and headed right back in because I knew I had found what I wanted and it was only $15! I brought it home and it looked like this. Blah!
The first thing I did was use Minwax English Chestnut stain to cover the whole outside of the box. I let that dry overnight. In the morning, I foam brushed over the stain with white paint. I painted the whole box and then immediately started to sand it off to get a good distressed look. The whole paint distress process only took me maybe 15 minutes. Easy.
I had purchased fake plants at Hobby Lobby and fake spanish moss at the Dollar Store and filled up the planter!
Almost all of the plants I bought actually came in its own pot which I like because I plan to switch things out for different seasons eventually. Since the plants have their own pots, I can go ahead and stick them somewhere else in the house when I choose something different for this planter box!
I wrapped the spanish moss around the tops of each plant so you can't tell that there are pots in the box! Then I used the rest of the moss to go between each plant. I used a total of 4 bags of moss.
Seriously, the whole thing took maybe 45 minutes and under $50 (includes, box, plants and moss). One box that I had fallen in love with, was $68 for the box. Empty. I couldn't justify it. I love the way this turned out and eventually I will switch out the plants with flowers for spring, add berries for Christmas, etc., but since I just bought these plants, I am sticking with them for now!
I scattered a few jelly beans through the moss to give it a little Easter touch and color! Loving how it looks!
I hope you like it as much as I do and are inspired to make something you might not be able to find! I am working on my whole inside house tour! I am hoping to have it ready for you all next week! Till next time 💜