While sorting through totes of stuff the MIL did not want I came across this pretty lacy table cloth.
My next attempt at repurposing.
I told DH that I wanted to grow sweet potatoes again. The last time we created a raised bed. I planted the slips and they grew like crazy, but when I went to harvest the voles had ate them. My bright idea was how about some planters. While I liked the idea of using the galvanized water troughs, they are a bit spendy. So option 2. How about an old bathtub. I no more than told DH that I wanted a tub and what appeared in the garbage pit at work but this old, what was once upon a time, claw foot tub-sans claws.
I took it into the barn, flipped it over to try to remove the dirt, paint and grime. I got to use a wire wheel on an angle grinder. As I was working I remembered this skit on David Letterman.
After it was all smooth, we applied a coat of aged copper Rustoleum spray paint.
DH found several bowling balls in the pit at work. A coat of spray paint left over from our pinewood derby race car paints, and I have a pretty nifty and resilient garden gazing ball.
Finally I have several of these that are part of a cultivator. DH painted one for me and put it up the other day.
Finally I do have a quilt flimsy finish.