This project came about, out of necessity. We have a spot next to our front door which is like a tiny porch, well it's not really a porch just a place to stand after you walk up the stairs to get to the door.
Anyway it was looking kind of lonely and empty... till I found this torn old rattan chair and got an idea to re-purpose it into outdoor decor and give the front of the house some curb appeal.
It is my favorite time of the month again. Time for the International Bloggers Club Challenge. We are a group of friends from all over the world who get together every month to share our projects and discuss how things are done in our countries. Last time we shared projects with fabrics. And the month before it was projects that were new for us, I painted an abstract art piece.
This month we are going to work on gardening projects. You know things that grow!
Do I hear you laughing? I'm sure I do, because I am famous for my brown thumb.
I am going to show you what household items I re-purposed as planters - for the plants, you know the ones that are supposed to grow!
To see what my friends have made this month scroll down to the bottom of this post.
Have I ever told you what a great gardener I am...not! I am the queen of killing plants. Not that I do it intentionally.
Even while living in Greece I could not keep flowers alive! I mean I could keep an aloe vera plant alive and even a yucca. But that's about it.
It is the tenth of the month and that means it is time for me to join my friends on Ten on the Tenth for another project. We get together on this day to share a project with you, one that costs us less than ten dollars. Last month we talked about Spring but this month we are really looking ahead to container gardening, if and when spring decides to actually spring on us!
And now you are probably laughing because I just told you I am a brown thumb... inching close to black. But that has never stopped me. Today I'm going to show you how to fake a green thumb with this planter box idea!
So the other day my son looked at our front door and said "Christmas is over" I laughed nervously at him and said "Yes, but this is a winter wreath you see here" I had removed the "Merry Christmas" part and so it looked plenty wintry to me. He just gave me a skeptical look. Truth be told, it is still winter outside, I even had to shovel snow yesterday. But he got me thinking that what I needed was a change in attitude.
So for this month's Ten on the Tenth I've decided to make a new Spring wreath for the front door. The theme is, things that we love to decorate with all the time.
And for those of you wondering what Ten on the Tenth is well, it is a group of us blogging friends who get together on this day to share a project with you, one that costs us less then ten dollars. Last month we talked about Spring projects and the month before we shared Valentine's Day ideas.
It is the tenth of the month and that means it is time for me to join my friends on Ten on the Tenth for another project. We get together on this day to share a project with you, one that costs us less then ten dollars. Last month we talked about Valentine's Day but this month we are really looking ahead to spring.
It may not be here yet, but that doesn't mean we cannot quickly add spring to our homes, by bring some flowers indoors - even if they are not real.
I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece and New York.
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