I have no natural artistic talent. None! However, I saw a couple pics in gardening magazines, where they had a stepladder painted "Royal Blue". They also had some large pots painted/sprayed/kiln dried "Royal Blue". Definitely looked impressive! Then one day, my neighbour threw out an old wooden stepladder in the roadside garbage and I saw it, and brought it home, painted it "Royal Blue" and leaned it up against a tree, a maroon-leafed "Roberts" chokecherry tree, just as I saw in a magazine. I'm happy with it! " Hey, just thought of it! As the ladder is in my "blue plant" bed, I could paint up a couple of birdhouses with the same paint as accent pieces, and place a few planted blue pots ($Store) overpainted with the same blue??? Just maybe, my Mother didn't raise a dummy? I'm running out of time to disprove that LOL.