I've been working on my outdoor projects all week. Let me just say one thing before we continue ... I hate ( I know that a strong word but!!) I really do hate my concrete pots. Okay with that said let me just keep saying how much I hate those concrete pots!!!!
I thought that I would love them. I thought they would be wonderful to have. I thought wrong.
Wrong! Wrong!! Wrong!!!
Yes they last forrevverr (unless you drop one because they are sooooo heavy), yes they age and get their own patina. Patina shamena. (that's a new word I just made up, clever? yes?) And I must add that I can't really pick them up, I have to have someone come help me get them on a dolly so that they can be moved. Or, if I am by myself, which is often because ... why? I live in the country and their are no neighbors - K. Not bitter, better. I digress. So, when that moment arises I roll them and try not to drop them because they crack and break. Would that really be such a bad thing? I have failed to mention the expense, so no I do not break them on purpose and I will probably be able to prove that ..... one of these days.
Not to mention the plant, let's don't mention this plant cause it is on it's way out. I don't want to talk about it, there are two of them. Just sayin.
Back to the story.
So so heavy. My back is killing me and it happens twice a year. Every year! Did I mention how I feel about these pots yet? Oh my aching back, I hate them.
Okay, I'll stop here, if I can. It's just that you are one of the few people I've been able to rant to and my poor honey just can't take the full wrath of my feelings for these pots. He just can't.
So back to the patina. I didn't like it- so I changed it.
When Sarah was little she use to say, "I don't like it and I don't want it" with attitude. That became a mantra for me and Mom. Hey Mom, how are you doing?
So this is better, no? That is until you have to move the .... thing. Again, digress. I used two colors of a cement stain. Bronze and dark charcoal and then sealed it. By the way, that is what our patio is finished with too. A stamped and stained cement product.
And then, our furniture came in. Yippeeee!!!!!!!!!
I can hardly believe it. I've been planning for this for a year (you can check out an old post here) of my porch dreams.
Hmm, I should get a grill first ... I still have work to do but wow, what a step forward.
So tomorrow I want to tell you a story about little miss Sarah Kate.