Winter Green Fresh

November 7th, 2016 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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In all of her glory! One small box spring and 20 bulbs. I cant wait to see what this will look like when the buds show up on the scene!
The stuff of the day! A box spring from a small sofa, 20 clay pots, 20 paperwhite bulbs, potting soil, moss, ribbon, and a wee bit of magic. Oops, forgot about the vintage belt buckle!
First things first! Adorn the spring with a ribbon and a belt buckle. Its as simple as that!
Fill each pot with soil and place inside individual springs.
Next... place one paperwhite inside each pot sprout side up.
Place moss around each bulb. This is for looks only....vanity, vanity, vanity!
I love the veiw from the bottom. it makes the pots look like they are floating in thin air.
One last peek!
In all of her glory! One small box spring and 20 bulbs. I cant wait to see what this will look like when the buds show up on the scene!

In all of her glory! One small box spring and 20 bulbs. I can't wait to see what this will look like when the buds show up on the scene!


This is one of my favorite finds in a long time. Box springs are cool just about any way you slice them, but the size of this one is what I was really drawn to. A perfect square just right for a blooming table topper. Happy Monday!


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Comments (22)

emilymary writes: what a beautifull idea Posted: 5:23 am on January 27th
Stile writes: ahhh - sweet. Not likely to use it in my home, but loving the idea. Posted: 3:04 pm on January 17th
suewhitney writes: Thanks one and all. I guess the heat is on now to get these babies to bloom. I have more of a green thumb when it comes to junk than I do when it comes to plants. Ha!!! Wish ms luck. Thanks for the kudos on your blog Funky Junk Sisters...much appreciated. I 'll make sure to post when these guys are in bloom.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 7:55 am on November 20th
georgiamoon writes: darling, darling, darling and oh so clever, clever, clever!!!! This is a super great idea!Love it, Georgia Posted: 1:30 pm on November 19th
FunkyJunkSisters writes: Absolutely love this idea! It will be beautiful in full bloom! We love this idea so much, we are gonna share it on our blog, with full credit to you of course!

Sweet stuff!
Linda & Dixie
The Funky Junk Sisters Posted: 12:30 pm on November 19th
artchick writes: I love this idea!! Oh the ways one could change it up. Thank you! Posted: 12:12 pm on November 19th
racers7 writes: Super cute and fun! Melody Posted: 1:45 pm on November 18th
chippingcharm writes: What a find...Love how you put this all together! Laurel Posted: 4:20 pm on November 17th
suewannabeinkc writes: Count me as another who has never seen springs this size. What a great find! I LOVE what you've done with it! Please share a photo or two once the flowers bloom. I'm sure it will be beautiful!
Thanks for sharing.
Joanne Posted: 3:50 pm on November 17th
fellowjunker writes: I absolutely love this project Sue......a fabulous idea!!!! And in your gorgeous Sue style!
Happy day.
xojanis Posted: 2:58 pm on November 17th
MimiToria writes: This is book worthy! Can't wait to see it in full bloom. I just have an affinity for bed springs, and the use of this one tops them all. Thanks for sharing such a fun and delightful project.
Gretchen
Posted: 2:07 pm on November 17th
Grasshopper22 writes: Great project...delicate meets---strong and mighty. It will be gorgeous when in bloom. :) Posted: 8:33 am on November 17th
alicemom writes: Oh Sue!Ok if it was not after hours at SA or GW I would be out the door looking for the springs! I love love love love love love this post!
Smiles, alice Posted: 10:07 pm on November 16th
shabbychick writes: All I can say is "I WANT THAT!!!" ha ha!!! Those springs are the coolest ever! I love how you've used it - and I can't wait to see the picture of the paperwhites in bloom!

LOVE it Sue!!

Kathy Posted: 10:01 pm on November 16th
writes: This turned out Fab! Just think how heavenly they are going to smell when they bloom!

Hey, are those gear/cog Foundry molds in the background of the first picture available? I know this gal who would just love to get her junker paws on them...

:-) Jenny Posted: 9:29 pm on November 16th
CottageElements writes: The next time I'm going to throw a piece of furniture out, I think I'll deconstruct it first! These were so cool! Might have to borrow yours for the holidays :)

Lani Posted: 8:34 pm on November 16th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: How cool is that! I've never seen a spring that size and think you did it proud! Hope you show it in full bloom too. It will be gorgeous!
Nice work (and unique) as always!
Candy Posted: 2:47 pm on November 16th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: Sue what you did with that Box spring is something else. I know one thing I'm not in the same Class with all you Junkers but I still enjoy it all.Have a nice day. ROBERT. Posted: 12:59 pm on November 16th
JunkArchitect writes:
That little box spring is so cool and what you did with it looks fantastic. It almost looks like it was originally meant to be a pot holder…great project.

Jim
Posted: 12:03 pm on November 16th
DownHomeDIY writes: This is the best planter I have ever seen. The pots were made for this mattress spring. Be sure to post them in bloom. Love it.
~MB
Posted: 11:44 am on November 16th
RustyDiva writes: Oh my ~ LOVE that spring! I was baffled at first thinking what a tiny bed that came off of but of course it would come from a chair or couch duh! The flowers are going to be beautiful. Great project Sue.

Kenda Posted: 11:19 am on November 16th
oldnews writes: This is so cool! Imagine them when they bloom! LOVE this!! Marie Posted: 9:58 am on November 16th
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