DIY

great farmhouse basket and “zen” birdbath

Hit some garage sales again. Thought I’d share some treasures with you.

This is a wonderful old wooden basket I bought for fifty cents. Funny thing, though. I now have two of them and have no idea where I got the second one. I lightly sprayed it with whatever white paint I could find. Then I used a black marker to spruce up the wire handle.

 

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This is the only kind of dog I will ever have in my home. No pooping, no barking, no biting, no shedding, no chewing. He was $3.00 but I talked the seller into $2.00 because his right front leg was cracked. Wouldn’t you know I cracked it some more when I took it out of the trunk. So I took tissue paper and white glue and made a kind of “cast”. Then I painted over his leg and all is well. He goes great with my new shabby chic living room.

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This next picture is perhaps my favorite “find” so far. The base is from a birdbath. Cost: $2.00. The tray is metal and has one missing “leg.”  What to do with this tray? Bingo. Went outside and stuck in on the pedestal base.

Cost of the birdbath? Only $2.00 for the pedestal base.

I placed a rock on it for butterflies. It has a real “zen” feel, don’t you think?

I just love it when I have days like today when all the creative juices are a firin’.

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God bless and have a good day.

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