Last summer I made my first set of hypertufa planters. They have the look of rough cement, but are quite lightweight.
Perlite, Sphagnum Peat Moss, Portland Cement, Water, Cooking Spray (I used Pam), Large bucket or something to mix your ingredients in, Rubber gloves, Particle mask, Safety glasses, Various plastic or cardboard containers to use as molds
Wear your rubber gloves, particle mask and safety glasses!!! Portland cement can be nasty if inhaled, gets on your skin or in your eyes. Don't make me come over there and put them on you!
Mix equal parts of Perlite, Sphagnum Peat Moss and Portland cement. Add enough water to make it a cottage cheese like consistency.
Spray your containers with cooking spray and then fill the areas between the two items with the mixture.
Wrap your planters-to-be in a plastic garbage bag and patiently wait for them to harden. I let mine dry for 24 hours in the bag and then 4 days outside the bag.
A little more detail can be found on my post, which is linked below, and I also show you how to make a sphere.
Warning - these are sort of addictive to make. You will find yourself making them in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
You don't need to be an artist to create these eggs for Easter. I saw these eggs in a little shop in Buenos Aires, Argentina and realized how cute and easy they are. This is how you make
them: First, you need to empty the eggs out by putting a small hole in each end, and blowing the egg out. It is easier if you use a toothpick first to scramble the egg while it is still in the shell. Then think up some free-hand designs and draw them onto the egg shell. Then go over it with a Sharpie. Any color would work, but the black adds some drama. The last step is to cover them with a clear sealer to add some sheen and to prevent smears. They are the perfect activity for the kids. Go here to see some more designs: http://the2seasons.com/2013/03/21/create-the...
The old, quality paneling came from my husband's great aunt's house, which is slated to be destroyed. What can I do with the plain, boring sheetrock ceiling to complement the walls, yet not darken the room any more? Oh, and the door needs something, too. It's the same white as the ceiling.
Commented on Jul 30, 2012
Iwas going to say mock beams, but it's been said. you can so light fixtures in cubed beams
that would give soft lighting or they have paper tiles & wallpaper now that look like tin relief's that come in many finishes.
I used the glaze & paint mixture over our paneling to create an aged white wash look. For the panel doors I have I used chalkboard paint & stenciling to personalize. Great thing about paint is you can change your mind
These squares were made for college/kids rooms as bookshelves. They are like cubic cubbies except they are made of rubber covered metal. The flat squares were held together with round plastic piece. I uploaded a photo. Let me know if you got it.
Commented on Jul 22, 2012
I used wire cage clips or crimps intended to hold rabbit cages together, to keep them
together. Some are still being used as closet organizers and the others I put to use in the garage, hung up as shelves they hold hand tools & extension cords.