As the growing season comes to an end, I want to share a little garden project and thrift victory from the spring/summer.
A couple of years ago, I found this funky mid century plant stand at my favorite thrift store, Bethesda, near my sister's place in Horicon. It was half off day, so it was only $2.50 - my kind of deal! You can find a few of these for sale on Etsy most of the time for anywhere from $60-$120. I'm no Mike Wolfe, but the rusty iron doesn't scare me. I like stuff like that in the garden.
Here's some rusty iron that's been in my garden for many years. Is that a treble clef?
Anyway, back to the round plant stand that sat buried in the back corner of our shed for several years. I'm sure my husband wanted to get rid of it. In fact, I think I remember him saying, "Let me get rid of this thing." Oh, but I could be confused with so many other times I've heard him say that. Ha ha. Cleaning it with brush and suds in the basement stationary tub was the hardest part.
Some spray paint and the job was done.
Of course it looked better when the flowers filled in... except for the darn daisies which were custom chosen for that spot because of their height. Anyone know why they never bloomed again all summer? There were even buds that never opened!
Good luck with all your thrift store treasures, your daisies, and
fending off the discarding desires of your significant other!