This is our pride and joy. It is our outdoor kitchen that my husband and I built. (yes, he says I am a wonderful helper). Our vision was to have a covered patio area for entertaining and
cooking. First picture shows the frame and roof completed. Then the more we looked at it we decided we would like to have a half wall going around the sides and maybe a wood buring fireplace. The blocks came from a local church built here in the 1940s. Man, was it ever a stinker to clean off all the concrete. After we got the old concrete off I took some stain and blotted on the blocks to give the wall a little color. Well, you would think one be happy with what we had. A few night out in the Oklahoma air and we knew that in order to beat the mosquitos, we would need to go to one step further. That step would be screen in the kitchen and add a screen door and it had to have a doggie door! One last detail was added last summer, I dreamed of finishing it off with a porch and honey said ok. So, finally we were done. It has everything one needs to entertain family and friends! Grill, icebox, cable tv, running water. Who could ask for anything more! #SpringFever#OutdoorProjects
Commented on Jul 19, 2012
I love it and it keeps the heat out of your house, outdoor cooking in summer is the best thing
! I have a grill and have baked on it and believe it or not it works great !
My husband painted the window frames in our kitchen and dining room without taping off the glass. Now that it's done, what's the best way to remove the paint on the glass? I tried Goof Off in one spot and it worked, but it got really messy so I wasn't sure if there might be a better way.
Thank you so much in advance!
Commented on Jul 07, 2012
Use the scraper thing that a razor blade fits into, the old fashioned razor blade. This is
the only way to do it easily. Comes right off and blade gets in the corners.
I was in love with the look of a rustic cooler for our patio, but was turned off by the high prices. So my husband and I took an old cooler apart and built our own! The base is held by a
2x2 frame, covered in reclaimed fence posts found by the curb. We attached a spigot to the drain hole in the cooler for drainage, used an antler shed for the handle, and added a bottle opener for decoration. It was so easy, and only $30 in supplies (since we had the cooler and fence wood on hand). You can check out the full step-by-step tutorial on my blog ( http://www.killerbdesigns.com/rustic-cooler-... ) to see how to make your own! It's a great addition to our back porch, and was so easy to make.