Yes, one should take the time to look around and appreciate. Sometimes we simply don’t pay attention--too busy. And so, because of the beautiful spring-like weather, I went outside and LOOKED at my wrought iron entrance gate. I like this gate. It's standard for the region, but it contains a few decorative details--like the spikes at the top. It's well made and has stood the test of time. However, it looked more shabby than chic. The Before:
Admittedly, rust can create beautiful color combinations.
However, rust also creates holes in metal and who needs a hole in their gate? Since street signs and numbers are unheard of in this area, we would say to visitors "Look for the green gate," and they would get lost. That should have been a sign.
So out came the bucket of paint (future mosaic plant container) and the brushes. Once I got started, I remembered why I had put off painting this baby. The size is formidable. The new look:
Ahhhhh, that's much better. It took me four afternoons of laborious work.