I am calling this a vase, but it's actually a sleeve! I wanted to keep the bottom open so that I could decorate easily with real flowers by putting them in a glass jar and covering it
with the wood sleeve. This took me around an hour start to finish and I love it! If you don't have scrap wood laying around, the cost of wood is still under $8. You can see the full tutorial at http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/2013/04/scrap-w...
This brings back so many childhood memories! Swinging was one of my past times that took me in another place...in my own world! I loved to swing barefoot, and see if my toes could reach
the sky! I must have been a happy child...because I would sing up a storm while swinging! Check out how to make a backyard swing , for endless hours of making memories on something so simple..it is those Simple Pleasures that makes a heart sing!
I've seen a lot of these towers (and made them for others) out of clay pots, but decided to make mine out of old buckets and a tub.
HOW IT'S MADE: Cut a piece of rebar the height of your tower plus 12 to 18 inches. Drill offset holes just larger than your rebar in your buckets near the sides. Drill a hole in the center of the bottom tub. Pound a piece of rebar in the ground and thread your buckets over it balancing the buckets on the edges. Be sure and pound the rebar in far enough to hide it with the top bucket and plants. You can pond it in a bit more once your buckets are placed. Place a terra cotta pot upside down in the tub for the bottom bucket to rest on so it doesn't sink into the soil in the tub. Fill the bottoms of each bucket with peanut packing for drainage and to make them lighter. Plant with wave petunias, asparagus fern, vinca and other trailing plants. Watering tip: Water slowly so the soil doesn't wash out of the tilted buckets so your soil doesn't wash out.
We made this handy garden hand tool caddy to share on our blog - come on over for the tutorial. It's perfect for keeping all of your garden hand tools in one place. Also, it would look pretty holding little pots of flowers!
We installed beveled subway tile on sheets in our bathroom. It is a fairly easy tile job, but more labor intensive than the slate tile floor I posted.
We had to install and tape the cement board. That was fairly easy. Measure and cut with a utility knife, tape, and screw on.
We arranged the tile on the floor to plan the pattern. I lined up the pattern with the bead-board plank wall.
We started in the corner because of the window.
We rented a wet-saw from Home Depot, but we waited until we had to make the cuts, so we only had to rent it for one day. The saw worked well, but not on small cuts; tiles shattered. So we then purchase da ten dollar tile cutter for the smallest pieces.
Tip 1!!!! The mastix has to be white when one installs glass tile otherwise its true color won't show.
Tip 2!!! A big sponge and a large bucket is great for washing off the grout.
Once the grout has dried for a couple of days, seal it. The water will bead on the tile and it will stay nice for a long time! Reseal every six months or when you notice that the water is no longer beading.
We've built two indoor closet playhouses in the past few years! I've already posted the playhouse in our new (old) house and I thought I'd post the first one we did. It's a completely
different design because the closet was smaller! If you're worried about creating a problem when you sell your house: When we moved we simply took apart the facade and removed the inside elements of the playhouse...put back the closet doors and put up a hanging rod. Waa Laa! Back to a normal closet!