It's that time of year when I start feeling the urge for some spring decorating--the rebellious sister of spring cleaning. About twice a year I find my brain overflowing with crafty DIY ideas: in the fall approaching the holidays and then again when the air begins to warm in the spring. Spring craftiness begins innocently enough with, "I can't wait to get outside and start planting!" and usually spins out of control somewhere around, "I hate my house and everything in it needs to be thrown in the trash!"
Recently, a very generous friend gave me a huge storage container full of house paint, and blues, greens, lavender and yellow have been on my mind ever since. But now I've finally gotten around to putting these wonderful colors to use in my backyard. We live on a busy city street so our narrow, but peaceful, backyard is both our retreat and my canvas. It is also the home of my now more colorful art studio.
It still has a ways to go. I am imagining yard art covering the outside studio walls and lining the old fence. Maybe even a little welcoming studio sign, too. See my blue flowers on the red doors? Last year they were part of an inexpensive garland I picked up at Hobby Lobby, but after braving the elements through the winter, the ribbon was in shreds. So I cut off the flowers, attached magnets to the back and, voila! Interactive decor for my metal doors!
I'm having a hard time keeping my brush off of everything not nailed down and then some things that are. Like this window box my bff thrifted for me quite a while back. But then again, isn't that what spring is all about--a new (colorful) life for old things?