We have been working on our backyard and working on pulling everything together with our pool addition. For Friday Favorites I wanted to share some random updates outside! Speaking of outside…have you tried to shop for planters? They are hard to find! We found some planters at our local nursery that were a great price, but just not the right color. Luckily we have spray paint in our back pocket…ready to spray! We had chalk spray paint that we tested on a small planter and it ended up working really well! So we went for it…
See the difference?! We used Behr Classic Noir! That’s all, nothing on top of the spray paint. Kevin took the pressure washer to them after to see if the spray paint would come off with rain or washing and nope, the spray paint held up!
The tallest planter has a juniper in it. The medium is a boxwood we shaped into a ball. The smaller one is a boxwood topiary. And the very smallest is a boxwood that I added some succulents to the base.
I get asked often if the boxwood will last through the winter. YES! Mine have! Some people wrap their boxwoods with burlap in the winter- but I read that this is generally a pointless practice when it comes to winter damage. Keeping the boxwood hydrated is the only thing that will save it from the dehydration that causes winter damage! And also add an extra layer of mulch to the pot to protect the roots.
LOTS of messages on our fire table. It is out of stock! I really haven’t seen many fire tables that are in-stock. Maybe it will come back or might be in-stock where you live.
Speaking of fire…my kids love s’mores. I am not a huge fan, I like them occasionally. I have this blog post with healthier options! If you want to upgrade your basic s’more to something a little healthier, above are things I like to grab on Thrive!
Planning on doing a full blog post on our pool house but wanted to quickly answer some frequent questions we got. The most asked question was if we have design plans for it or if we built from scratch. Out contractor built from scratch. We did the maximum size we could do- 10’x14′. I saw a photo of a shed that had the window above, so we added that! Rather than adding a window to the sides, we added glass doors to let light in, we wanted to maximize all the walls. The sides are AZEK, we haven’t painted it yet, but plan to fill the holes and paint it white.
Can you tell we like boxwoods?? We added them around the bottom of the deck too. (Find info on our pool HERE). I plan on doing an updated blog post about the pool area- let me know any questions you have! I will include it all in a post soon!
Have a great Fathers Day weekend!!! We know where Kevin will be…using his new gift (we got THIS grill).