You all guessed correctly about my "vintage" downspouts!
I did make them into planters! And.....
I LOVE THEM!!
Since you have been so patient and this post should have been up on Wednesday, since I do call it What Will it Be Wednesday......
Here they are before in all their "vintagy" glory....
And here they are now, still vintage but now with some coral bells and not sure what the vine is. They didn't even recall at the nursery where I bought it. But it has a grey/silver look to the leaves which I thought would look great with grey of the metal.
I wanted to hang this one on the garage by the door but I seem to be missing my hammer drill and you kinda need that to drill into concrete! So when I find it, I will hang this and hopefully remember to show you that photo. Hanging this one on the fence did make me wish I had about 15 more of the downspouts so I could have one for every section.
And here is how they got transformed. Just a little chicken wire and some moss did the trick. Oh and some nice think rope to hang them and add to their charm.
Line the back with chicken wire and then lay your moss on the inside to cover the hole. I layered this thickly.
From the back. Then just plant add your plants and your rope and hang where you fancy!
Beauty from ashes
What have you transformed lately?
One thing I have been striving for is embracing my flaws. When I say embrace I don't mean saying they are okay. I mean they should be analyzed and deal with the ones I can and accept the ones I can't. Some are physical, some are personality (or mental as I like to call them). I have many and I am not sure if I can embrace them all. I think many are deeply ingrained and should be worked on. They need to be tinkered with so they aren't so sharp. Some need to be tinkered with so they don't cause harm. That one is my mouth. I tend to have a short temper and I find myself apologizing for yelling, flying off the handle, or having really ridiculous expectations. I have been studying the book of James and it is very convicting regarding controlling your mouth. So I am finding myself repeating this verse about 2000 times a day:
James 1:19 & 20
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
Some days are better than others but I keep moving forward and I consider that progress. I know I can't do this myself so I am relying on God to make those changes that need to be made. He promises only good to me and I know that struggles are good. They bring about perseverance and perseverance brings about maturity and completeness. Maturity and completeness breed contentment.
Contentment brings about beauty. That kind of beauty is radiant and should be shown off.
I hope you have been working on letting your inner beauty out and showing it off. I also hope your are not trying to cover up the rust with a coat of spray paint. I think you should wear it like a badge. It means you have lived life, gained knowledge and transformed that knowledge into wisdom. And that is something that should not be covered up.
Always being renewed,