Sometimes an idea takes a different direction

My husband was right. Darn it. I hate when that happens, don't you?
The other day I ran to Lowe's for a couple things when I got side tracked and started
walking around just looking...
I do that sometimes.
Going up and down the aisles of Lowe's or HD looking for inspiration and I ended up in the HVAC aisle where I saw all these yellow tags! This made me crazy as I filled the cart with duct work - each piece ranging in price from 12 - 44 cents! I did not know what I was going to do but my mind was racing with ideas.I saved over $120 on duct work which cost me $12!
When I got home my husband opened the tailgate to open Expedition expecting to see concrete and wood not a pile of duct work... so he says "what in the hell are you going to do with this stuff?!"
"I don't know yet but I want to try concrete"
Hubby says "that won't work"
Me "I am going to try any way"
Well I did and it didn't quite work. Hubby was still chuckling until tonight when I unveiled how I turned my Epic concrete failure into another cool piece of garden art.
This is why I never get too discouraged when I am creating because a fail is not really a fail if you think outside the box!
Happy gardening everyone! Be creative and never give up!
44 cents! Collar for ductwork regular price about $8 I was convinced I could use this as a mold
After I realized I had to do something with my concrete thingy, I ran to Hobby Lobby for something to ' top ' off my art. It was on clearance for $4!
This is a bowling ball! Primed and sitting on another piece of ductwork which is perfect for a paint stand. Bowling ball was free and the "paint stand" was 14 cents
Primed everything with Rustoleum 2x spray- concrete would not come out. Hubby laughed as I struggled with that. Concrete was left over from another project.
I drilled a hole in the bowling ball to attach the $4 clearance Bird which I had to spray paint. So I guess this is a gazing ball stand? and all this for under $6!

The Garden Frog with C Renee
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