{Easy & Cheap Topiary}

Monday, May 10, 2010
I REALLY wanted something nice out in front of our house, but I didn't want to spend the hundreds of dollars some do to make their exterior pretty. I am working with this orange brick and brown sofeting/shutters. It's not the best color scheme, but since I don't have the cash to change it, I needed to figure something out.

For the longest time I had this ugly terra cotta pot in front. It was an eye sore, but I just never took the time to move it out of the way. FINALLY, an idea was born. I was at walmart and I saw these small plants for only $4.00. I picked up two, grabbed some top soil, and headed for the spray paint aisle.



I bought American Accent Stone Spray Paint in Mineral Brown. It's a textured spraypaint that takes a couple of coats. I spent a total of $20.00 total.



Here is my end results. Nothing hard about this project. It's not a "new" idea, just something easy to spruce up your doorway for just a little bit of cash!





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9 comments:

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

Great job! This is my first time here, saw your link on Show us your Life and I am your newest follower. I love your header!!
Bonnie

Jenny.Lee said...

They look great!

Ellen said...

Great and easy idea! They are the perfect accent for your entry!

Sharon@Keeninspirations said...

I love this! I found you at the Persimmon Porch party. What kind of plants are those? I'd love to find some at my Walmart or nursery. If you are intersted, I have some spray painted planters on my blog...they were cheap and easy!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Sharon

Hattie said...

Great job! They look awesome. I might have to go check out that spray paint. I love spray paint! Ha!!! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!!!

Rene @ cottage and vine said...

I have been wondering about this paint and if it would work on hardware. Great job.

Kathy said...

Lovely, Great Job! The plants look like rosemary. If they are they may produce lovely lavender blooms! Thanks for sharing your redo!
Kathy

Donene said...

They look great in your entry! great job!

M.O.T.B said...

I like!!! New follower, come visit me, I have two little boys as well and hope to learn from you!

 
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