Sunday, August 26, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy

 Very little time has been spent this summer enjoying nature.  Between the excessive heat and adjusting to working outside the home again, there has been little desire or time to be outside with the camera.
 I finally had some leisure time Saturday morning to sit outside on the patio. I read, watched the birds and took a few pictures. Three hummingbirds fought over the feeders in the backyard. This juvenile male was determined to have all four of the feeders to himself!

 Because of the excessive drought there isn't much blooming right now. I kept the patio planters watered and even with the excessive heat and drought my lantana is thriving!

 The verbena bonariensis survived without being watered and I am seeing a little butterfly activity!

 I have been busy working on my Lowe's project for August. Our assignment for this month is, Address the Mess: Pick and area or item that could use a creative approach to organization or storage for your gardening tools and accessories.

This project really had me stumped and I just couldn't get inspired by ordinary garage organizational tools!  One day I walked into work and saw this fabulous Drexel hutch with a free sign on it! Someone had dropped it while stocking their vendor space! I felt bad for them, but I was thrilled!

As soon as I saw it my mind started thinking of all of the possibilities for the project! The glass was broken and the top was busted, but it was perfect for my garage project.

I am almost finished and you wont believe the difference! I am off work tomorrow and plan to complete the project and reveal the end result!

Stay tuned! :-)

 Don't forget to check out Lowe's Creative Ideas for more project inspiration!


Kylee Baumle said...

OMG. This is VERY similar to the Drexel dining room suite we are trying to sell! Not exactly the same, but almost! We bought it in 1975, when we got married. 'Francesca' pattern. The whole thing was used so seldom in the past 37 years that we turned the dining room into an office/library. I've not been too aggressive about selling it. Need to do that. It was EXPENSIVE. I can't believe you got that for FREE!! Can't wait to see what you did with it!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Kylee, this hutch is also a 'Francesca'! This thing is well made and SOLID! I couldn't believe it was free! It was definitely a huge blessing for me!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a beautiful piece. I can't wait to see what you do with it.