New Planters!

It seems everyone in Visalia has been taking advantage of the lovely sunshine we've enjoyed the last week or so, and we were right there with them. Robby thought this would be the perfect weekend to build the planters he had promised me, and I agreed. It did (as is always the case) turn out to be a bit grander of a project that we first anticipated, but we were so happy with the end result and we can't wait to see the end end result of growing plants.

The honeymoon stage of the project, which began with a trip to Lowe's to buy the lumber and choose the paint and ended with everything laid out ready to go:
And the work begins!
The paint was a bit more purpley than we thought it would be, but I actually really liked it. Plus, it's going to match our many purple spring flowers.

And the end result, nearly 12 cubic feet of soil ready for planting:
As you can imagine, these photos leave out 90% of the work we did and don't include the late Friday night picture of us in the garage using a hair dryer to dry the paint. But it all worked out in the end, and even a major project didn't put a damper on our Valentine's weekend.


  1. Purple! : )
    I think I am jealous, but then I was out redoing all my pots this weekend and thinking how nice they all look, so maybe I can live with it : )

  2. You know, I actually have found that color is a great blender. Somehow it ties together the reds and purples and makes the reds look better, even the orangy reds I prefer.

  3. You guys are so cute!! Love the heart picture. :)

  4. I never in a million years would have thought to paint a planter box a real color. Nice move. And the Taylor Swift of you ;-)


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