A few weeks back my daughter and I stopped a yardsale where it appeared the people had just opened up a ramshackle abandoned shed and hauled the contents out on the lawn for sale. It was the dirtiest junk I've seen in a long time, and most of it was worthless. I debated a few minutes over a $10 depression era china cabinet but there was a huge gouge in the wood in the front and I didn't think I was up to the task of fixing that. I nearly left emptyhanded until something half hidden caught my eye. For $4, I came away with this sturdy little planter box:
It may look pretty good in that photo, but the flash shows the real condition of the finish:
That was AFTER I cleaned it. It was disgustingly filthy and the finish was un-pretty, so I decided it needed a dose of ASCP in French Linen, and some dark wax. Now it has a home on my back deck.
I have some other plants filling out back there too, my go-to black eyed susan vine, and a double impatien, plus a few things still on the table that I have not found homes for just yet:
The double impatiens look white but they are a very pale pink:
I gave this planter a little bling with some chandy crystals:
I planted a little tub of herbs:
And my rusty milk bottle carrier got $.98 worth of impatiens:
I found this little Cinderella carriage planter and filled it with supertunias (which I used to make my new header:
My magic bean seeds have begun to sprout, so that means I need to dig out around my lightpole pretty soon so I can get these in the ground and climbing.
This weekend I finally started the foyer flooring project. It looks awesome but is harder than I'd hoped it would be. More on that later.