Being Polish, I decided to plant stuff and then figure out how to make the planter look better. So, I got some plastic bags...
Whipped out the same stain used on the bench, and got to work slapping it on.
I'm not sure wood stain is good for flowers. Oh well, it was worth it.
And when it came time to spray the thing with the Spar Urethane, I did this:
I know, I'm such a weirdo and did this totally backwards. It turned out great though, and it looks so much better with my bench!
Next time I will figure out whether something needs to be painted before I plant things in it. Duh!