Inexpensive and easy way to make DIY outdoor lighting by re-purposing a tuna can. A dowel, paint or old broom stick, wood screw, copper fitting, and a thrift store glass hurricane is all that is needed. Simply drill a hole in the can and dowel to attach the dowel/paintstick and spray paint it. Once the paint is dry add the glass hurricane. Cost- $5.00
This is a standard glass gazing ball that can be purchased at many home centers that we mounted on an old log and installed colored lights inside the glass ball. We drilled a hole up
through the center of the log and fished an extension cord from the bottom to the top and into the glass ball after inserting colored LED lights. Then we mounted the log on a concrete base and secured it in place. I broke my original beloved gazing ball this morning trying to get pics so that is the reason for the change on the color of the glass ball.
Want to clean that space in between the glass on your oven door? It's really not hard...all you need is an inexpensive tool and a few free minutes...come on over and let me show you how I cleaned mine!
Another great tip has been given to me about cleaning those sometimes irritating linoleum floors. By using three great household items (baking soda, vinegar/water mixture, and a wet rag) one can have sparkling clean floors. Baking soda is perfect for the uneven, grooved surfaces of linoleum floors. Instructions at the link below.
One of the first things I did when we moved into our home was to update some of the outdated finishes, like my ugly, pink countertops. I didn't have new granite countertops in the
budget, but I did have some paint, glaze, and a couple of sea sponges on hand. I did have to go out and buy some bonding primer and some polyurethane, but the total price was still under $30. You can visit my blog to the details.
We have huge trees on 2 sides of our backyard which give us wonderful privacy but our 3'rd side was definitely lacking some! So, we added this framed wood lattice to the railing of our
deck and secured it with support boards in the back. Pots of jasmine put on each side have begun to trail up and wind their way around the lattice and hanging lanterns with an S hook (and battery operated candles) give off a soft glow on a warm Summer evening.Thanks for stopping by! ~Vanessa #PorchPride