Well I guess not so secret anymore now that I've blasted this all over the internet. Oh well, I guess if you come to my house you'll know this secret spot & head straight to it.
Good thing for me that I don't keep anything in it! Yea, I've always had some weird obsession with hiding places. I used to hollow out books, just because it was cool. And then I'd put them on the shelf. Empty. I don't have anything to hide really, no gold coins & cash burns a hole right through my pocket. But, during this fail-fix I couldn't resist the opportunity.
It all started during that long winded downstairs bathroom redo, one of my accessories was to be ferns. I chose ferns, because that room is "light challenged" and I figured they'd fit right in. Look how they did:
I wanted to rush out and buy (see what I mean about the cash problem) something else to go here, but in an effort to try and use-what-I-have-around-here, this is what I came up with. And it's what I should have done in the first place. (sorry lil fern...)
Step 1: Paint the bottom half of the bucket. This was dual purpose, it hides the horrible water damage to the bucket, and looks all color-blocky. Unsuspecting people will think this was the plan all along - good!
find the link here) for a HUGE box of it, but you can find smaller packs too. I use it all the time, I cover the soil in my other houseplants with it, just to make them even cuter. Because, why not? Back to the bucket:
Back to work on the backyard brick patio for me... enjoy your summer!