I love finding new uses for old items. This of course drives Hubby nuts as my half-finished projects can be found all over the house. In my defense though, I have a baby; Junior takes up a lot of my time and if I had the time and the tools, all of my projects would of course get done. A while ago I sent Hubby out to pick up a treasure I had found, a local lady was giving away a perfectly good rusty old fire pit. I’m sure he grumbled all the way there and all the way back.
What could I do with a bunch of rusty metal? What couldn’t I do!! Bird feeder? Repair it and have it as a more intimate fireplace? Maybe a flower pot? Or water feature? In the end (after about three months of it taking up space in the garage), I simply ripped off the old grate sides, gave it a new coat of black paint and plopped it in our front garden where hostas grows up through the middle. I think it looks nice and ties in nicely with the dark accents on the front porch.