This yellow door is inspiring all kinds of projects for me. First among them...planters. I knew I needed to get some yellow flowers in front of the house to go with the fun yellow front door, but when I bought these Mums from Costco for $14 each, I wasn't happy with the wimpy round containers that they came in.
For the 2x2 legs, I used some 2x4s from the bargain bin at Home Depot. I'd had them around a while, waiting for a project like this. They were new cedar -- bright golden yellow like new cedar is. I ripped them down to 2" wide on my table saw and then oxidized them with this solution which has been sitting in a jar in my garage since May, but works just as well as ever. I just keep adding more vinegar to it. I love how the new legs match the old weathered wood perfectly.
With these new pops of yellow, I think the shocking yellow door fits in a bit better. Clearly, I still need some yellow among my perennials, but that will have to wait until spring. For now, these Mum-filled containers will do the trick.