When I bought these hydrangeas they were packaged up in floral cellophane so tightly that they sure didn't look very impressive. I was a bit hesitant to take them, but since they were so
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Wonderful Terri! She will be pleased with her choice of hydrangeas. They are massive and can
save $$$$ besides making a Great Statement! Expect Applause in abundance!
A light coat of Floral Tint on the tips will add a little color to white. Secret: LIGHT ACCENT with a long arm handling the can will do the trick. Outdoors preferably. The aim is a BLUSH of color on the tips, not to saturate the flower! (Save us from Bright blue daisys!!!)
I'm undecided what color(s) to paint. The walls are SW Restoration Gold and the furniture in the living room (you can see the couch pillow in the lower left corner) are black and gold. My first thought was to paint it black, and then when I saw all the pretty colors available, I think I might want to do something else. I will also recover the chair cushions - waiting to pick out the perfect fabric to match the table. Any ideas?
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Thanks Melina! I agree. And good luck with you project Suzanne! Sounds like a great solution.
Glad you contacted a pro for advice! We all had good ideas, but finding a pro was a wise decision!!!
Baking Soda Shower Door Cleaner? Who knew? Not me! My friend Laura told me about this tip a few weeks ago and I tried it out. It is a great non toxic way to clean your shower doors and works! Just wet your sponge add baking soda (it makes a paste) and clean. That is all all you need! Just 1 ingredient! It breaks down soap scum easily.
Of course you know I love essential oils so I decided to add a couple of drops and that works even
We got this flagstone from a property being cleared (with permission). There was enough to do a patio off the deck and a pond with a patio. Here is the finish. That is polymeric sand in
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Here's my story. We inherited a 1924 bungalow that still had it's original concrete driveway,
narrowly poured but thick for the cars of the time. We had to pull (read "jackhammer') it out. Too many cracks. It was tossed behind the original garage and left to collect for several years. By that time. the old garage roof needed repair. So to keep my roof-fixing husband company, I started sorting out the concrete chunks.
I went on auto-pilot and started stacking them in tiers filling the layers with the gardening cuttings (by then compost). By the time I had reached the third layer (and exhaustion), I stood back and admired that order I had created out of a messy pile.... I was amazed! I had no prior plan and it then called me to place a pond and waterfall, maybe some ferns and of course flowers.
Next day, (Keep in mind I was pushing 60), I found a preformed fiberglass Pond, kidney shaped, and two flowing fiberglass pieces (left over from a floral display I had done for the State Fair). So digging and reshaping some of concrete to accommodate the flow pieces I created an amazing pond. Yes I had a pump too, found under garage junk. Had to SMILE, I made something amazing out of trash. And it cost me $18. for some plants. Ferns came from neighbors backyard. I did it ALL by myself!
Who said you've got to have a plan to go by... Sometimes flying by the seat of your pants, the willingness to change a few rocks and NOT listening to hubby "saying you can't do that" (ignored of course), can create something out of Nothing.
Flagstones are by far are lovelier but I had the old concrete Chunks to use. So I did with the rocky sides out. And to me, it wasn't mission impossible.