4/1/11

Hallelujah...

The weather has finally decided to stop messing around and become spring-like. Hall-e-lu-jah! Lately, I've been spending my days outdoors trying to get my backyard under control.... leaves, sticks, WEEDS, yucky grime all over everything..... yuck. I just don't understand how everything is covered with a layer of dirt-- you would think that everything would be so darn clean after having spent all that time being rained on.... dusty, dusty, dusty.... all of this is going to be painted white.... soon.I did manage to have some fun even while doing some outdoor cleaning. I took some metal curvy bits that we took off of two gazebos... spray painted them hot pink.... next, I hammered them into the ground behind some plants so I could use them as plant stakes. Topped them off with some plastic balls and taaaaa daaaaaaa whimsical plant stakes! This is in my play yard. Next big HUGE project is breaking through some cement to put two posts to hold this beauty. I was wanting needing a gate to keep my dog from strategically placing land mines poop in my grandkids play area. I'm using the fireplace screen (painted pink) to keep the dog out of the area for now. Last summer while tossing things out on the curb for our yearly city wide garbage pick up, a metal scrapper was going through our pile pulling out metal bits--- when I spied this beautiful gate with the two posts that it hung from ON HIS TRUCK. I bought it right on the spot. I think I paid him either $10 or $20 for it... it was all a blur.... I was giddy! Hmmm door to door junk salesman..... not a bad idea! We are going to cut out the "R & L" in the
center of the gate, sand it, paint it, hang it-- LOVE it!

5 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Love the garden gate and the pink flower stakes!
We have a city wide pick up too and I can't wait to see what free stuff I'll find!
Warmly,
deb

Gaia said...

Love your gate, what a great find! I painted my iron outdoor furniture hot pink last summer, and i love it! Have a fun weekend : )

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

I love your garden!
The first picture of the curvy pieces, I thought they were really big. It surprised me that they weren't. But what a neat idea! So fun! And what a brave girl you were to snag the gate. It's just too cool.

Cindy said...

Very nice gate. I have been wanting one. I think I will have to give garage sales a try again this year.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Very cool...so creative!