So you know how in last week's post about how to repot your ferns I told you guys that my Type A perfectionist personality always blows up projects in my mind and makes them bigger than they are? Well, it also turns a seemingly simple decision into a monumental task. I'm just thankful God saw fit to give me the most patient husband in the world.
It would be embarrassing to tell you how long I spent standing and staring at planters in Home Depot and Lowe's before I finally told myself to just try a set of planters and if they didn't work I could bring them back. Duh.
Something I've been telling myself for at least the last year is that I am not married to my choices when it comes to design in my home. If I do a project or buy something and decide that I don't like it, I can change it or take it back. But convincing myself of this when I'm in the midst of a decision takes a little bit of time. Okay, make that a lot of time.
Below are some of the planters I considered and the reasons why they were in the running for the coveted spots on our little steps.
I really, really loved these planters. They are just so pretty and have kind of an old world look to them like they've been around forever and have seen a lot of history. Even though, all they've really seen is me standing in front of them and staring for an inappropriate amount of time. #stalkerstatus
This planter is just a nice neutral color and pretty safe choice. I wasn't sold on the square shape though. Our house is very symmetrical and squared off and I wanted something circular to add softness and contrast in shape.
I liked the stone color on these planters but wasn't sure a light color was what I was going for. I liked the round shaped but wasn't crazy about the height. I wanted something a little taller.
Again, the color here is safe and the design is round and classic, but although I like the traditional design of it, I wasn't sure if it was what I was looking for. I felt like it might look a little dated in front of our house. I want to preserve the historical integrity of the house while also adding a fresh modern touch to it.
I liked these and the fact that they looked old, but I was afraid of the dated look again with these especially paired with the iron railings we have.
I liked the clean lines and the price tag on these planters, but they were a little too plain and they didn't fee like they would last as long. They were also a little shorter than I was looking for.
I really like these and thought they might add a rustic casual touch to the house. These are the first ones I ended up bringing home.
Once I set them out on the steps to see how they looked, I wasn't as crazy about them. They blend into the house a little too much and I wanted something that stood out. When Kendall got home he said that they felt a little forced and I agree. It looks like I was trying to make something work that didn't really work - like when you put on a piece of clothing that you like, but it's just not really you. So back they went.
And we finally settled on these. I'd really liked them in the store but thought maybe they were too modern for our house, but it turns out they were perfect. I do love that they're a little more modern in their shape and texture. They add the freshness I want add to our house while still being classic.
These weren't the cheapest option or the most expensive, but for something I know that I'm not going to change out every season or even every year, I don't mind spending a little more on to get the look I want. Once we finish up the makeover, I'm planning to come back and share a budget break down with you guys.
So now that you've had a little peak into my scary mind when I'm making a decision what do you think? Which planter would you have gone with?
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