It's been hot and humid here this week, so I waited until after dinner to go out and give my outdoor table a fresh coat of paint.
My rudbeckia "Golden Glow" is such a lovely summer flower. They grow about 6 feet tall, and they are planted around the deck. Kyle and I both noticed that they are sparser than in past years, so I'll be looking to reseed them. I got them as a grown flower clump out of a friends' garden and they have always reseeded well. I don't want to be without this lovely plant in my garden.
The hostas have been lovely this year. They are a great pop of color across our little creek. I'm developing a plan for this space across the creek. It will require that the black willows come down and more flowering shrubs will go in! I'm envisioning Bridal Veil Spirea, blue hydrangea, Butterfly bushes.
The legs need more paint, and I'll do that today, and I may give the top one more coat.
I love freshening items up to give them new life, plus it's very thrifty in this economy. I've always loved items that are pre-owned, too. I've found most of my silver that way, and most of my tea cups and books are from thrift or antique stores!
Do you like to refresh items you own? Do you like to thrift or go to used book stores? Antiquing?