Another eye sore in our home (or outside of it) is somewhat conquered! We are blessed to have an inset grill and sink on our back patio. It has taken us a while to get reacquainted with charcoal grilling, but my husband is getting the hang of it. As well, it’s taken us over a year to take time to make the grill area an attractive place, rather than the place to wash out paint brushes or throw the kids’ yard toys under.
After taking an assessment of what I had to “decorate” the area with without buying anything, we decided to go with a shabby garden theme with a few touches from the ocean.
We used an old milk crate to store my current gardening tools and gloves. I cleaned off the pots that fit the “shabby” bill and lined them up with the watering cans.
My husband made the chicken wire frame years ago, and it hasn’t been used in our past two homes, until now. I painted my clothes pin jar lid (our laundry lines pull out from the wall adjacent to the jar). I had bought the Fleurs sign at a dollar store in Germany, so it was waiting for a spot too!
I’m not sure what the purpose of this wooden box was originally. Again, had it for years, waiting for the right place to use it. It was always challenging to find something to put in it and the thing still be seen. This time, old tea cups, garden supplies, dried garlic, and shells (and an urchin) we’ve found at the beach filled it nicely!
It’s so nice when you don’t have to be embarrassed for people to come out to the grill AND when things have their place!
Linking up to: Frugal Friday at the Shabby Nest,