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Chalking It Up: Happy Spring Blooms!

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We’re enjoying some welcome 70 degree temperatures that have my palms itching to dig in the dirt! Our frost date is April 15th so I’m biding my time and satisfying my craving for flowers with spring bulbs. . .and chalkboard blooms!


  • chalking it up happy spring blooms


Hyacinths and daffodils join chalkboard blooms along with plum tree blossoms that I cut before our freeze last weekend. I placed them in a bucket in the garage so I could enjoy a basket of the pretty pink blooms longer than Mother Nature would allow.


  • chalking it up happy spring blooms


My Potting Shed back door was a $12 salvage find, that had a broken glass window.


  • chalking it up happy spring blooms


Instead of replacing the glass, I added a board and painted it with chalkboard paint to "plant" with seasonal messages and inspiration.


  • chalking it up happy spring blooms


I wanted to keep the interior side of the door chippy and peeling, so I cleaned the door and removed only the loose paint chips. I watered down some green acrylic craft paint for a light wash of color over the existing white paint, then dry brushed some brown acrylic paint on to highlight some areas. I added some glass knobs to the panels on the door to hang jars to hold flowers, chalk, or tools.


  • chalking it up happy spring blooms


Walmart had a beautiful selection of spring bulbs in the outdoor garden area. . . large pots of fragrant hyacinths and cheery daffodils for $5 and mini pots for $1.


  • chalking it up happy spring blooms


I repurposed a vintage metal picnic basket as a planter for decorating the Potting Shed porch for spring.


  • chalking it up happy spring blooms


I lined the picnic tin with some plastic and filled it with pots of bulbs. I added a layer of Spanish moss on top, and tucked in a bird’s nest, along with some speckled faux Easter eggs. When the flowers are spent, they can be planted to enjoy in the garden next spring.


  • chalking it up happy spring blooms


A watering can, gloves, wellies and a cute green plaid bunny doormat found at World Market a couple of weeks ago add a little garden decor to the back porch of the Potting Shed.


  • chalking it up happy spring blooms


I picked up a flat of violas to plant that can tolerate our roller coaster spring temperatures and weather.


  • chalking it up happy spring blooms


I couldn’t resist having a little fun with the bunny tail and bouquet his bouquet of flowers. ;)


  • chalking it up happy spring blooms


Hope you're enjoying some spring blooms where you are! More photos and details at the link below!

To see more: https://homeiswheretheboatis.net/2017/03/24/chalking-it-up-happy-spring-blooms/

Got a question about this project?

  • Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey

    So darn sweet! Love your style! Wish I could send you all my sunshine! Thanks for such an inspirational happy spring porch! 🐇🐤

  • Emmawilliams1
    Emmawilliams1 Emory, TX

    H ad my windows taken out for a utility room door, {was dark in there} Sitting outside yesterday, saw the door propped up and decided, instead of throwing it away, that is basically what I will do, as I see you have done. Mental telepathy? So cute!!

  • Terri Herrera-Terry
    Terri Herrera-Terry Somersworth, NH

    Okay, I LOVE what you did with this door! This says, "Hello Spring" to me! Great project idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • Becky Partain

    This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love, love, love everything!!!!

  • Roberts.marilyn763

    I live in the so. western desert so spring is here and short lived. this is a great way to keep it around a bit longer. you did SUCH a good job with your project. its lovely..and full of inspiring ideas... thanks for sharing this. :)

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