Belinda Stafford Julee says under the pictures that she used a "Fountain" pump, and I'm confident that a solar powered pump would work well in the desert. Both regular and solar powered pumps can be found in almost any large Hardware store, or through an internet search. The Barrel Doesn't leak, and it's not lined, I believe it might be the type that are made as planters to look like a whisky barrel.
Hanging cord that is attached to the top of the feeder... That is the only place I use the Vicks now that I have them hanging from a hook on a tree limb. But Before when I had them on the shepherds hook, I also put some on the pole and although it stopped most of them, it never stopped ALL of them...
the redwood, it's difficult to tell with the grass in the background, but the tree has a very primitive looking form and it's very distinctive. I get a lot of comments on it and it's really my favorite.
Recycled glass jars and bottles can be put to lots of good use around the house for storage or decorating. The most challenging part of recycling glass jars, however, can be getting the
label completely off with no traces of the sticky gunk left behind. In the past I've used a product called Goo Gone for this job and it's always worked well. But guess what? You can make your own Goo Gone by simply combining vegetable oil and baking soda. I tested it out on a couple little glass jars and it really does work! You can click on the link below to read the complete instructions.
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Commented on Apr 18, 2013
Alcohol of any sort will react with plastic, including Plexiglas and ultimately make them
"foggy" looking in the area that it has been used. Cooking oil/baking soda combo will not. You might be safe using alcohol on glass containers, but I wouldn't use it on plastic. Also, I have had a lot of difficulty getting labels off after they've gone through the dishwasher, it seems that water absorbs into the adhesive or something and makes it repel this combo. Lastly I'd say that peeling the top layer of paper off the label or even just making a few scratches through it with a fork or knife will let the oil soak through and work it's magic a lot more easily...kind of like removing wallpaper..
the Amway product, REDU, I've seen it get rust stains out of clothing without harming the color...and it's specifically made for rust. comes as a powder you take the amount you need and add the appropriate amount of water...like 1 tsp to a cup of water.... the instructions are on the bottle....
Well I FINALLY got them made. I am not very happy with them, I think they look stupid with pvc stems I didn't paint. (I should) But the hostas are coming up and will surround them so
maybe they will look better soon. I think I also am going to move them back further, to the neighbors ' ugly house' to detract maybe from their peeling paint etc. Any suggestions as to how I could have done them better? Different plates, rebar? (Which cost more than the plates did!) This is my first attempt after seeing the great ones on Ht, and I was very leery. But FINALLYYYY! tada! NEW PICTURES.....hostas growing in, I am happier, doesn't look so barren now! Next ones will be green pvc or whatever! @KELLY, GAIL
Commented on Apr 15, 2013
These are wonderful Bernice! I don't think You'll need to paint the stems once the Hostas come
up, as Sheila has said they won't even be visible most likely! I love that you did them in all different colors...and the "silver platters" are really going to add some "bling" to the garden. Be sure and post photos once the plants come up and surround them!
I have an wooden baby highchair that I used for both my daughters now 23 and 16...I just can't seem to part with the chair. It was initially white and I painted it for my second daughter. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can repurpose this special chair?
Commented on Apr 13, 2013
What a CUTE, (temporary) use you found for it! LOL This is adorable!!!
When our son went to college, my husband RE-claimed the work shed as, ummm well a WORK shed. That meant the valuable music gear our teen had mowed yards, and worked to purchase, was in
danger of being ruined by hubby's activities. One day I walked out to see grinding dust covering one of the guitars and decided they needed protection.. so I bought some Vinyl tablecloth fabric that was lined with felt and made "custom" guitar bags.
Commented on Apr 13, 2013
Y'all when he came home for Spring break he went out and played his guitars... he came in and
said he really DID appreciate me looking out for his investment! LOL