My poor porch needed a springy update and bad. Since the hubs has pretty much put the halt on my thrifting until I use and/or reinvent all the treasures I have previously brought home, figures. 😉 I used this opportunity to bring out some of my finds that have up until this point been neglected.
I shopped my house and with the exception of four $1 Hydrangea stems snagged from the Dollar Tree everything else was stuff I already had.
1. Watering Can Arrangement
I started out with this metal can I bought from the D.I. last summer for $1. Thus, the $5 cost up top, $4 in flowers, $1 for can. I spruced the can up a bit with a strip of burlap and ribbon bow, then arranged the Hydrangeas. Loved it, but it looked so lonely on the porch all alone.
2. Old Chair
I found this chair in the garage. My Bro in Law gave a few of them to us when he got married and upgraded his dining set. It is totally weathered because we left it on the deck one winter. We wanted to throw it out 100 times, but something told me no. Now I know why. It makes me smile. There was still a little something missing.
Swiped this from my little sis when she moved. Heaven knows where she got it. I think someone wrapped a wedding present in it? Added a little polka dot ribbon and looked for what the heck to put in it.
5. Glass Soda Bottles
Remembered the six pack of Grape Crush bottles I collected from a family party at my sister Amy’s house last weekend. My nieces and nephews thought I was a loon as my eyes gleamed as each one of them finished their drink and handed me the bottle and bottle cap. I knew I could do something with them.
So, here comes the poll. I thought it would be so cute to add drinking straws to each of the bottles for something original and to add an element of fun. Does it add summery fun, or make it look like a bunch of trash I left on my porch? See below and vote please!
Plain Bottles or Bottles with straws?
I need all y’alls opinions! All in all I am so very pleased with my new found springdom and the hubs is pleased with how many of my “treasures” I used. maybe I will be out of the thrifty doghouse soon. 😉 For now, stay tuned for more stash busting projects!
Lonely Porch Before Springy Porch After
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