This plant stand on our patio was by all means trash, rusted, peeling, and old. Probably something I needed to throw away. But instead, I decided to shine it up a bit and use what I had.
It took some scraping, cleaning and a little spray paint and it was looking just as good as new. There is something really satisfying about taking a piece of junk and making it pretty again. And this was not a fancy project, but a simple one that made a huge difference in how it looked.
We also spent some time before Justin's surgery to utilize the flower bed next to our house to plant some veggies and herbs. I don't have a before picture, but this space was so overgrown, neglected, and terrible looking. But with some effort we were able to clean it out and make it into something usable. Another completely satisfying project and something that felt like it was worth the time and effort.
The best part about the little garden, in my opinion, is the time Silas and I can spend taking care of it. He loves going out to water, clean out a few weeds, and watch it all grow.
Take some time to look around and find something useful out of something that may be old and overlooked! Sometimes its just the simple things.