Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Bullet Reboot!

This poor Bullet planter has been through it all! Including a nearly 40 year hiatus from its original stand. Finding the stand was the easy part, I had had it at the lake for years holding up a large clay pot that we used to ice drinks in... and a few weeks ago I found the fiberglass planter that went with it!  Battered an bruised, I waxed the fiberglass to get its sheen back, and I repainted the metal base (five or six years ago I painted it silver) and now...
I think the fresh black paint makes this planter look sharp! The scuff marks lightened up after they were waxed, now I just need to find some kind of plastic 1950's plant to put in it (with a few bricks) and we'll be using it as a door stop in the coral room.
The fresh paint on the planter compliments the black legs and edging on my new coffee and fountain side tables very nicely. I inherited them from my Grandmother Jordan, and what makes them really special is that my Grandpa Jordan made these tables himself back in the early 60's! They have a little ware on them, but look right at home here at the Casablanca.

If only all my projects were this quick and simple, ha ha!

-Mick-

5 comments:

Mom Wald said...

Everything is just so spiffy!

Paulette said...

I have never paid much attention to plant holders, but now I'm on the lookout for one. Love It!

ThrifterSisters said...

There is one antique mall in town that has a Bullet planter in a really pretty shade of aqua. I have almost bought it a few times but they are asking big bucks for it, probably because of the color. But I NEED IT! My dog's name is Bullet so it is only fitting :-)

Erica

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

That cleaned up great! The Casablanca is really looking beautiful, Mick.

SusieQT said...

Very nice! I also have a bullet planter stand, but no bullet planter! LOL If you ever find another, let me know...