IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED. . .
Do you ever wish you could just wiggle your nose like Samantha did in the old TV show Bewitched , and whatever you wanted would happen instantly? I have found myself wishing that a lot this week. Especially, as I have attempted to finish all my garden projects, in preparation for enjoying the outdoors this summer.
Unfortunately, I was not born with a nose-twitching gene. I have to do everything the old-fashioned way, one project at a time and sadly,
on occasion. . .one failure at a time.
Recently, I purchased an old shutter and a set of bi-fold doors from a thrift shop. I had planned to fasten them together into a privacy screen for the end of the patio. Great idea, right? Wrong! I soon realized that the bi-fold doors were too tall to fit the space where I wanted to use them, and that since we get gusty winds with every summer storm that passes our way, they would never stay upright. Instead, I decided to install a pair of 4x4 posts in the ground (at the edge of the patio) and screw only the just-right-size shutters onto them, making the shutters impervious to the whims of the wind. That took care of the privacy issue.
But. . .what was I to do with the too tall bi-fold doors? After surveying the patio, I had a light-bulb moment!
I would stand them up against the brick wall of the garage as a focal point. With the addition of my herb-garden urn, some unused picture frames and a couple of chairs, they would create a cozy and unexpected vignette on what had been a plain, and rather dull brick wall!
Don't you just love it when a failed
idea. . .
turns into something even better than you imagined?
Who needs a nose-twitching gene anyway?
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