|The finished project!|
Here is the deck before (Bella photo-bombed me):
A few years ago I picked up a small metal tub at a flea market. It's been sitting in my basement ever since so I'm happy I found a purpose for it. *Side note: I LOVE flea markets - you know the saying "one man's trash is another man's treasure"? Well that totally applies to me. I am always on the lookout for antiques or other cool treasures that I can turn into nice, decorative pieces.*
And voila! They aren't really the ideal plants to put in such a small planter but it's all that I had and there isn't much of the growing season left anyway. Next spring I will probably change them for some prettier annuals but for now, I think it looks pretty darn good!
The milk can was also kicking around without a home. It's actually from Scott's family farm so it is a little piece of his history as well as being pretty. I'm happier with how the deck looks now, although I'm still not content. It's such a small space that if I add too much decoration I think it would just look tacky. Also, I know that what you see of the house looks kind of shabby. It is a really old house (talking 150+ years) and unfortunately we haven't been able to do anything to the exterior yet. In one of my upcoming posts I will have a tour of the farm so you will get a better look at the whole house and what our future plans are!
I know this was not rocket science but I thought you might like to see how I made it! Remember - I am not a super DIY-er or a great gardener but I do have fun doing it!
Have a great day and see you on my next post!