Showing posts with label garden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label garden. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

White Chicken Wire Cloche

A DIY chicken wire cloche is easy to make
and a gorgeous Spring decorating must have.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Martha Stewart Living & Propagating Succlents

Succulents are great little plants...
the kind that are not only easy to grow

Martha-Stewart-Living-Magazine-and-propagating-succulents-www.homeroad.net

but are easy to propagate and care for.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Little Red Candle Lantern

This old junker has been outside for years. 
It was faded and rusty and ready for a new life...

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Mason Jar Chandelier

The idea for a chandelier came together after
I found this huge wooden turned piece on the side of the road...

Monday, July 8, 2013

DIY Outdoor Canopy Curtains

Outdoor canopy tent curtains are not only
beautiful, they serve much needed shade from the sun.

I found an inexpensive solution to our outdoor curtain needs...

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Mother Nature's Awesome Project

My project today is actually not mine...

Today I will be pinning this awesome piece of artwork.


A gorgeous work of art that has been getting better with time, 
and you can't help but love it and be amazed....

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Fundraiser Bench

This bench is a winner.... not only for the recipient,
but for our school as well!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Garbage Picking is a Family Affair

Seems as if the whole family's gotten into the act...
and in honor of Earth Day we are saving this lamp from the dump!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

DIY Log Holder

This DIY log holder project is brought to you 
today by my husband Jim....


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Driftwood Buoy Stump

Imagine if you will, a 50 something, grown man
rolling a 3' high, 100+ lb. driftwood stump 
down the beach...


I told my husband I had a good idea for it,
he must have liked my idea or he never would have lugged this huge thing home.... 



He said "you know I could have lifted it onto my shoulder in my younger days"...
It's ok honey, rolling works. 

Anyway...

Now that it made it's way into my garage, 
I can work some magic on it...

I taped off 2 areas to paint stripes...



I gave it a black stripe around the center 
and painted the top white...


This flat area is what inspired me...


I cut out the number 12 for
my house number...


I gave the back of the stencil a spritz of 
spray adhesive...
and stuck the number to the stump.


I used black paint to stencil in the number.



I threw it up onto my shoulder 
and moved my 
new buoy stump out to the yard...
(no, only kidding!)


My husband loves it so I guess it was worth 
rolling it all the way down the beach.




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TDC Before and After

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Wooden Fire Pit Cover


First there was the 


After living with the fire pit for a 
couple of years,
we decided a cover might be nice for those
times when we aren't using it for a fire...

I started out by cutting a large 
circle in a big piece 
of 1" thick plywood we had hanging around...


To make a circle I first found 
the center of the wood. 

I measured the width of the plywood, found the center, then attached string on a tack to the center point. 
I tied the other end of the string to a pencil and drew a big circle...
I was careful to hold my pencil upright and honestly, for this project it didn't matter how perfect my circle turned out...

I used a jigsaw to cut the circle,
 then I trimmed and sanded all the rough edges...


I laid it down on top of the fire pit, 
it was large enough to cover 
the center hole...


*You may want to give the plywood circle a coat of Polycrylic or something that will protect the plywood from the weather.

I covered the whole thing with a wildly awesome oilcloth tablecloth that fit over the top and draped down the sides perfectly!

The oilcloth is waterproof and keeps the wood inside 
dry for the next fire... and it even matches the oilcloth pillows on the chairs and the couch...



This makes a great table to rest your magazines and drinks if you just happen to be off for the summer and plan on spending a lot of time out here...
(smile)



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