Remember this little patio table from last summer?
While ending the day on the (still very undecorated) patio tonight with coffee in hand, I sighed. My patio still needed a facelift.
During the spring, I had pressure washed everything, and it’s been sitting, waiting for me to do something… anything to it.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just get tired of looking at the same ‘ol stuff. So rather than dump a bunch of unwanted pieces off at the curb…
I started taking some things apart, using that cute little patio table as a dumping ground.
Don’t worry… the pallet sofas are safe! 🙂
It was just a crate I built some time ago that I never liked nor showed online. Then it blended into a toolbox I no longer needed, and some other things.
And then… I eyed the table.
(Run table, run! I’m on a dismantling roll here)
You never spend a bundle on your stuff, so to replace it really isn’t a big deal.
And a few screws loose later, (don’t you dare…) you have yourself new building material again.
Now that the garden weeds are pulled, it’s time to focus on a fresh look for the patio. Maybe get a few flowers before the season ends… ya think?! 🙂
(My morning and evening coffee times most definitely think so!)
Wanna see one of my inspiration pieces?
I LOVED the mixed up prints and colours. The big bold letters remind me of my old sign stencils.
Ever walk into a store and be more intrigued with the fixtures than the merchandise?! That’s me… all the live long day.
They looked at me like I was asking to take their garbage away for them.
“I’m not going to sell you THAT! Just take it!”
Aw man!!! I tried to give them money, but they 10000000% just refused. That’s that Aloha spirit cranked up on high for sure.
(wanna see the rest of the Maui swap meet? they had some pretty cool stuff… lemme know!)
Well anyway, this is one of the few souvenirs I brought home with me, and it totally is inspiring a new patio look.
Anyway, my point for this post is, we all have stuff we eventually get tired of. And for me, when I see the same ‘ol all the time, my passion starts to fade for my place. I really love change, and fresh takes on things. Feeling the way I have lately, I really want to crank the new factor up in a few areas.
Repurposing is so much more than just collecting junk. It’s a creative lifestyle, that begs you to practice it again and again and again.
Even if you do have to take half your stuff apart in order to do it. 🙂
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How about you? Do you change your stuff out lots? How do you deal with the surplus?