I was thrilled to do a project using graphics from the Graphics Fairy and have it featured on the DIY Graphics Fairy site.
We started with a buffet that had been repaired over its lifetime and was not living up to its potential.
After sanding and painting with homemade chalk paint I hand painted a bee motif using a projector as a guide then we waxed it and married it to a beautiful mirror we had to create a server for our dining room. I would love to know what you think...To see the whole guest post and learn about the process... just click on the link!
I had this old ugly shed in the backyard. And I wanted a potting shed somewhere so it took me forever to see that my old ugly shed could become beautiful! Here are my before and after pictures of my Shed turned best place In the yard!
This small backyard on Portland's west side was a hot mess! Now the homeowner has a beautiful paver patio making the space truly inviting. The potted bamboo will provide privacy while meeting the desire for a low care landscape.
Hey folks! Here's my latest repurposed vintage roller skate truck. It's the first one I've done with a double axle in the back. It's all got a mix of skates, brass, silverplate and other
mixed small parts that I soldered together.
The cab is from a vintage Structo toy truck. The bumpers are faucet handles. The fenders are brass napkin rings. The piece in the back is a vintage take-apart baking tin with soldered metal sticks along the side. The rest is a mix of different small parts to give it more character. I hope you like it!
About 4 years ago, we decided it was time to have less grass and more garden. We both like to plant vegetables so at first, we just planted like our parents had, with the vegetables in
the ground. Found out the first year, that our ground was full of decomposed granite, and large granite chunks. Nevertheless, we planted and got mixed results.
Last year, my husband made raised beds out of landscaping timbers which have worked out wonderfully. We ordered soil, a 50/50 mix of garden soil and compost to fill them. We were both amazed at how well this has worked out. We got twice as much produce, enough to can and freeze. The corn did especially well. I froze corn which we enjoyed at Christmas.