Talk about pleasure in simple things…I can‘t believe how excited I got recently about a piece of garbage that ended up in my yard!
When pieces of a neighbor’s rickety fence started falling into my backyard, I got a little irritated…until…one day, I went out to cut the lawn and found the most beautiful piece of old fence out in the grass. It was one of the pickets from the old fence and it looked like a wonderful old weathered piece of driftwood.
Such a simple thing…but repurposing that piece of fence gave me so much pleasure :)
I put that lovely piece of fence into my freezer for a few days…I always figure if there are any bugs or insect eggs inside the wood, they would not be able to survive the freezer! Hope that is a correct assumption!
When I was sufficiently satisfied the piece of fence was bug free, I wrote “beach” on it with a white Sharpie oil based paint pen. I had planned on sanding it after that to make the writing look worn. But, as it turned out, the pen soaked into the wood in spots and created something of a worn look all on its own.
I love my beach sign!
I think I was meant to learn a lesson from that old piece of fence.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Remember to take pleasure in simple things, Jackie