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Twiggy, Rustic and Shabby

The long days filled with sunshine really have my energy up.  I've felt very inspired the past few days and have a lot of projects on the go, all at the same time.

Flipping between digging a swale to direct rainwater away from the house, fixing up and renovating my biggest satellite dish planter, and building a twig lattice fence, there is a lot going on.

One Fine June Day - Solstice Projects - Rustic

I also spent a few minutes making a sign out of a very weathered canoe paddle.

The perfect blank canvas for a sign - a weathered canoe paddle

A blinding strike of inspiration, and a few minutes later, a sign was made for the porch.

What better way to while away the long days of the Solstice?

Acrylic craft paints do the honors; find out more about my rustic garden signs and how I paint them here.

Embellished with a verdigri fishing spoon

The crowning glory; a verdigris fishing spoon used to lure the fish closer.

Twigs gathered from a roadside pruning crew

The twig lattice fence is taking shape; these Amelanchier twigs were collected from the debris left behind by a road side crew, trimming brush around power lines. 

Two wires are now strung between arches, and I'll work on wiring on the twigs to form a lattice.

The fence will go across the driveway a few feet from the house

On the far right of the picture, you can see yet another project under way; a swale to move the rain water away from the house.  Speaking of lattice...

These 'shutters' were salvaged from a previous project

Now a bit weathered and worn, these lattice panels are shown here.  Now they can have a second (or is that third?) life as shutters for the window.

So that's it for my Solstice - with these long days, it's great to find inspiration and excitement to get a few fun and rustic projects done.  I find, the more I do, the more motivated I get to do even more.  It's contagious!



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