Speaking of helping parents... my mom-in-law and I had a ton o' fun painting a faux rock wall on the side of her pool. Check it out :
Pam thought the solid concrete wall needed some fancy-ness, so she got her earthtone acrylics and asked me to assist. She's so creative, you'll find her constantly painting and personalizing various items around the house.
This is my attempt at it... meh.
We put her planter back in front of the wall, and VOILA. What Pam once considered an eyesore became a work of art! It just shows how taking liberties with some of the 'boring' items around your house can add a perfectly unique touch.