Old becomes new


As sprint approaches, I spend a lot of time gazing about my back yard wondering what new flowers will adorn my flower beds, patio sets, and fire pit area. As I looked out in the yard today, I thought… color. So, I just wanted to post a thought photo of a volunteer project I participated in several summers ago, at a family recovery shelter. I painted, using basic exterior paint, in a variety of Caribbean inspired colors, to paint old, rusty wrought iron outdoor furniture pieces. The items were first sanded, they primed with egg-shell primer, and them painted in lively, beautiful colors, and lastly sealed with outdoor protector spray.  I painted thirty pieces over two weeks, during my days off, and let me tell you… the sun was not my friend, but did help to shed tons of water weight… sixty pounds ago. 🙂

In any event, here is a sample. Pieces can be bought second-hand at flea markets, yard sales, Craigslist. Freecycle, or your local handy, dandy newspapers or free periodicals (yes, folks support literacy, sanity, and thought by browsing local free presses and hometown newspapers). This is a great way to recycle, re-use, and reduce trash in landfills as well.

Here’s to the old becoming new.



About theladyprefersparis

About me? Here is my off-hand list: I'm not fond of bigotry, homophobia, sexism, or Paris Hilton; I love Diet Coke and frozen raspberries; When I get tired I laugh at random things; The two joys of my life are Jesus and painting; I like to dance; I do not care for onions, mayonnaise, or pickles... I however love sushi, pizza, most kinds of fruit, hot tea, and smoothies; I make a point of laughing as often as I can, and I try to find something humorous in everything; I try to love everyone; I love music... I often have a song running through my head, usually oldies; I can never decided if I prefer my first of middle name; I am afraid of most bugs; I collect cups and mugs; If I could live anywhere it would be Paris; I have learned to embrace my southern accent; I love long lunches; I adore anything French; I think its horrible that pillows don't stay cold while you sleep; I love the colors red, pink, and navy; I am a registered Democrat; I love to gaze at the stars; I love to learn new quotes; I am a hopeless romantic; I enjoy knitting; Reading relaxes me; I love to cook; I can be such a cry baby at times; I am really starting to like yoga; I am such a home-body; I do believe its possible to be a lady and a lawyer; I look too far into situations; I believe people should only be married once; I make stained glass; I play the piano; I secretly adore the Smurfs; I love Starbucks for their mugs and iced drinks, but not their coffee; I adore Louis Armstrong; I love the sound of chimes; Highlights and hugs are a vital necessity; Fall is my favorite season; I love feminist literature; I adore politics; I love wicker baskets; I adore Vera Bradley bags; St. Johns Wart and African Red teas are amazing; I love hat and photo boxes; I decorate for most holidays; I am a neat-freak; I love to clean; I love Yankee Candles; I can always find something about life to find humorous.

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