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Vintage Planters Glam Up the Garden

Published on NewsOK Published: April 17, 2013

Flower pots, whether plain or custom painted, are so nice to have out on the porch, or in the yard. And there are so many kinds of containers to enjoy, from thrifted finds to high-end stone. One thing is certain: flower pots can add to, or detract from, the style of your house. Make sure that your choice of flower pots matches the stye of your house. Modern house = modern flower pots. French Country house = vintage flower pots. Right? Right.

Fortunately, blogger Courtney from French Country Cottage (a great DIY painter near San Francisco) curated a collection of vintage flower pots that she loves. Many of the pots that she chose are not even pots at all. Instead, they are cleverly used random vintage objects that have a whole lot of style and a whole lot of personality. Are you ready to check out some of Courtney's vintage picks? OK, let's roll! (Or, head over to to see Courtney's whole Vintage Planters clipboard.)

The junk garden wheelbarrow: What do you get when you combine a big old vintage wheelbarrow with two big galvanized steel tubs full of pretty flowers? You get something special. All you need is some Thomson's water seal to preserve the chippy finish of an old-fashioned wheelbarrow. If you love this project and can't find a vintage wheelbarrow, feel free to faux finish a new one with a chippy paint job.

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