I am showing off in this week’s post and sharing photos of my DIY Project and Container Garden.
After many years of trying, I finally completed a DIY Project that makes me proud. As you can see from the photos below the furniture on our front porch needed either a makeover or removal.
Since, the pieces were only three years old, I chose the makeover option. Even though I was treading into unknown territory, I was confident.
First, I needed to find out what to do. I didn’t know anyone to ask. So, I went to Google for an answer and asked, “how to refinish metal furniture pieces”. Google directed me to detailed written instructions as well as video step-by-step demonstrations via You Tube. The only supplies I needed were sandpaper and spray paint. Sanding was the most difficult. Spray painting was the messiest. I must have overlooked the directions to wear rubber gloves and my hands sported green paint for almost a week.
What do you think of my first DIY Project?
We retired and purchased our home in Florida a little over four years ago. During our fifty-four years of marriage, we lived in many homes. Some were rentals and others we owned; but they were all viewed as our sanctuary for peace, joy and happiness.
This home, for the first time, had an outdoor space that was livable year-round. I wanted to make the lanai, my special haven to retreat, relax, and rejuvenate. I took the photos below on our first walk-through before purchasing the house. The lanai area was spacious, but barren. And, it remained that way for the first year while I was in recovery from a very serious and life-threatening illness.
During this recovery, I learned to appreciate and value the beauty of nature; and, I decided to fill my haven with flowers and plants. And, I spent many hours picturing how it was going to look. These are photos of my dream Container Garden which has grown bigger and bigger each year.
This year, Hubby invaded my haven and convinced me to add two tomato plants.
And, I added the small herb garden.
We are contemplating expanding the Container Garden, herbs and vegetables only, to the backyard. Gardening is a new venture; and, I love it. To become a better gardener, I seek the advice of other experienced gardeners and self-educate via books and the Internet.
What do you think of my Container Gardening efforts?
Post Script: Photography is a work-in progress, too. But, I am not ready to show off yet. Still taking photos on my IPad or telephone. New digital camera purchased months ago is on the learn-to-do list.