We have an ugly cement foundation around our home, so we hung chairs on it to disguise the blandness. First, we planted ivy as a ground cover to hide the lack of grass. I then found different metal chairs, painted them a bright blue, put a potted plant on each one – and whala! Ugly wall turned into display case for color and beauty. 

How can you improve the ugly in your world?  What common object can you paint and transform into a different object? Here we made chairs into shelves…not a unique idea by any stretch of the imagination, but it works. Think today about something you want to change, then search for a creative way to make it better.  Use the ugly in your world to inspire your creative side.