Well, hello everyone! Great day today, weather-wise…nice not to have rain, even though we needed it so desperately.
I just love finding unusual things to put in my garden to add interest and whimsy. You know what I love even better…when I find them for FREE!!I Just picked up two, yes two, wooden step ladders at the end of a driveway just waiting for me to find them. I have looked in antique shops, but they want so much for them. They were both very scruffy, but I was painting them anyway….
One I painted a canary yellow, and one was painted a bright turquoise….
The canary yellow one sits outside my kitchen window. The houses are actually fence post pieces I painted to look like the “Jellybean Row Houses” in St. John’s, Newfoundland, (see my previous blog post about my painted houses). I was born in England, but grew up in St. John’s, so these colourful houses bring back wonderful childhood memories now that I have lived in Ontario for many, many years.
The second ladder I painted a bright turquoise…
The items on the ladder I bought from a thrift store. I like the ladder semi-buried in the garden…it gives the appearance that it is supposed to be there instead of leaning against the house ready for use.
The colours I chose do have a connection to the back deck. I used the same colour family for articles there…
And, yes, those are canvases of Cuba on the back wall. They are interior pictures, so I bring them in at night.
Two other items I found at a garage sale at a local ice-cream parlor that also sold collectibles, were a vintage metal cooler, and a very old metal stool….
I lucked in, and got these fabulous pieces for $15.00 for the pair. The name on the cooler is “KAMPKOLD”.
I cleaned up the cooler, but left it in its original state…
The stool was painted…
I left the seat original. It looks a bit like vinyl flooring….
Another piece found at the end of a driveway, was this cute double-sided chaulk board…
The black board was re-painted on both sides with chaulk paint,
and the frame was also given a coat of bright green chaulk paint,
but I haven’t found a home for it yet…..
Summer is almost coming to an end, but there are still treasures to be found, (maybe even for FREE)!!!!!!
Hope you find cool things to re-purpose, redesign and re-use…Until next time, Judy
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