Making Do and New With What You Have

Real Estate Agent with LakeView Realty Enterprises, Inc DRE 01235311

It's been beautiful weather here along Lake Arrowhead with little to no precipitation and we are loving it. Spring has definitely sprung. While the weather has been nice, I've been outside completing some cool little DIY projects to spruce up the yard. My grands love colorful things, as do I, so it has been the perfect opportunity to get out the paintbrushes and paint or repaint some yard accents I've had hanging around. 

I had a lot of fun painting these cut logs and placing them down the drive. They are bright, colorful and fun and add a little something extra.


How to paint colorful logs


Our poor old door certainly needed a face lift. I was able to repaint it and freshen it up a bit. I love the red and it blends well against the blue of our house and all the other colorful things I have been painting lately. 


Picture of Red Door


I think this was a favorite. I turned this old wood wishing well into a colorful plant/flower holder and I couldn't be happier with how it turned it. It matches the colors around our property and brightens things up while adding some contrast.


Make over a wood wishing well


I absolutely love our completed projects and it helped pass the time during this shelter in place. I love making over old things and making them new again. When the grand-kids finally get to come and spend some time with us again (when it's safe) they will love all the cheerful and playful colors.


I'm a firm believer in re-doing, fixing and making do with what you have. I think we throw too much stuff away and don't tap into our creativity to turn old dull or worn pieces into something new. 

Have you completed any new projects during shelter in place? I'd love to hear about them. Thankfully, California is slowly starting to reopen and we should all be back to business as usual soon. While safety measures will still remain in effect, it'll be nice to see everyone's smiling faces again!


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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Kat- I can see that you've been keeping busy while staying at home. How much fun and whimsical are your creations!!!

May 20, 2020 07:50 PM #1
Realtyna Inc
Realtyna - Newark, DE
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Hi Kat DeLong, that is some creative reuse. Great projects!

May 21, 2020 02:32 AM #2
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kat - your projects around your home are fun and colorful.  I am sure they will meet the approval of all who encounter them.  Nice job.  

May 21, 2020 04:14 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kat. Must say a creative use of color. Like the driveway markers. Enjoy your day! 

May 21, 2020 05:05 AM #4
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Oh, those look like such fun projects - and they added lots of color! Thanks for sharing your photos!

May 21, 2020 06:28 AM #5
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