I have potted, killed and then potted anew some plants on the porch. I got a super-nifty watering wand (or whatever they are called) so I can appropriately mist, shower, vertical, 1/2 vertical, cone or jet my little friends. But the wand had nowhere to perch in between jobs.
Today I hit upon the right object to repurpose as my hose caddy. This pillar candle holder was 50 cents at a local thrift shop. It's a newer piece, but all metal.
I took the felt off the bottom.
Then I lifted out a thin piece of wood that was underneath.
Leaving me with a hollow space.
I grabbed the closest screwdriver and banged it with a hammer to make two holes in the base. (I'm pretty sure the screwdriver was screaming, "This is not my intended purpose! Find your darned awl!". But I can't be sure.)
|(I kinda like the grey-flannel-looking formica counters in the kitchen, but am jones-ing for some butcher block...)|
A couple of screws through the base into the porch wall.
|(Look at that yummy vintage bead board!)|
|And, yes, I LOVE my electric screwdriver. (But not so much my man-hands in this picture.)|
Ta da! Exactly what I wanted, where I wanted, for the price I wanted to pay.
Maybe now I'll be less inclined to kill my plants.