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Sprucing Up for Spring

It is starting to feel more like spring! Warmer weather, gardening underway, and my kids and I are loving the extra time in the backyard! I have been freshening up some of our yard decor lately and wanted to share the results. I have some gnomes in my raised herb garden given to me by my gnome loving husband, they are on their third summer though and have seen better days. So I decided to repaint and relacquer them. Then I noticed our plain wooden bird house didn’t weather the winter well. Several pieces of wood had fallen off and the wood was dirty and yucky looking. So I used wood glue to repair it and then painted a fun spring color

Here are my gnomes before and after:



This is in the raised bed before planting my herbs. I love it!


Now my sunbather gnome.



This is in the raised bed before my herbs are planted around it. He is cute too!


Now for the before and after of my birdhouse.




I love maintaining what we have instead of throwing away and buying new. That’s the way I was raised, take care of your things! Thanks for stopping by 🙂


About crazyblessedlife

I'm a homeschool mother of two adorable girls only 11 months apart, and a sweet little boy. I love with being their mommy. My husband is a camp manager. I am passionate about being a stay-at-home mother and homemaker, its such an exciting, exhausting and rewarding job!


3 thoughts on “Sprucing Up for Spring

  1. So cute!

    Posted by sheila fish | April 9, 2013, 10:55 pm
  2. Wow, Johanna…you did a great paint job on your little guys! Reminds me of my ceramic days. And, I SO agree with you on salvaging what you can…people today don’t seem to appreciate things around them. I’ll never forget, when I was a young girl, we visited with some out of state relatives and the younger child was making mud pies on her record player. I rushed in to help her get it off before it did any damage and was stunned by her casual reply, “No, don’t. Daddy will buy me another one.” I’m glad it stayed with me because it was my first life-lesson in appreciation and responsibility.

    Posted by Marysue Feltman | April 10, 2013, 1:35 am
  3. What an awesome use of colors and the color wheel! Thanks for sharing.

    Posted by segmation | April 10, 2013, 9:29 am

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