Sometime ago I had posted where I played around with painting one of my planters.
I wasn't crazy about it but my sister, in Georgia, loved it and said how she would love to have it for her table. So, when I heard her son was traveling over here for a visit, I decided to fix it up and send it to her.
I lined it with a medium grade plastic - just in case she wanted to throw some fried chicken in there...
Then I took strips of palm leaves and wrapped it at the top of the brim to give it some definition
Remember, all that fabric I bought when covering my dining chairs? Well I cut a piece of it, fringed it, so it could be used as a napkin just in case she wanted to use it for biscuits or cornbread, unlike me, my sister enjoys cooking.
To make it easy for him to carry, plus to give it a unique but rustic feel, I took some strips from a palm and did some twisting and tying....
BEFORE (my planter)
AFTER (my sister's serving bowl)