Well, my weekend plans took a nosedive, but sunflowers came to my rescue.
I was feeling kind of down in the dumps, because my daughter and I had planned to go camping, and I was looking forward to stepping away from all my projects and unplugging from the computer.
But rain was predicted, so I had to find a new plan.
I didn’t feel like working on any big projects.
My brain had already settled on the idea of taking it easy.
I had picked up some faux sunflowers a few days ago.
Sunflowers are an instant happy pill for me. They always cheer me up – even fake ones.
I decided I’d look through my workshop to see if I had any junk that I could use as non-traditional vases for them.
I found a poor old wooden firkin that I’d gotten at an auction several years ago.
It’s missing the lid and the handle and the wood is very cracked, but the bottom is still stable and it’s just endearing to me in its worn-outness.
I got four of them that were grouped together as a lot at the auction. I sold the other three, but felt this one was too damaged to sell, so I’ve kept it all this time.
I just didn’t have the heart to throw it away.
I’m glad I didn’t now, because I love how it looks filled with flowers.
I may put a terra cotta pot inside and switch out the fake sunflowers for real flowers later, but I can’t kill the fake ones. 🙂
I also had an antique galvanized mop bucket in my junk stash. I had planned to sell it in my online shop, but just didn’t get around to getting it listed.
I’m going to use it indoors during the fall and winter, but it would make a perfect outdoor planter next spring and summer.
One of the wooden rollers flips up so a mop could be put in the bucket, and the name of the company is on the metal plate in front of it, which I love.
Here’s the side view. I may remove the rollers and use them for another project later, but I’m too busy being lazy this weekend to bother with it!
Have a great weekend!
Vaya con Dios,