Earlier this year we remodeled our master bath. We turned our "old" unused dining room buffet into our "new" vanity. It got a distressed paint job, repainted hardware, reconfigured
drawers, and a vessel sink for the transition. We love repurposing furniture and are very happy with the way it turned out. For complete details about the project, visit my blog post at http://postcardsfromtheridge-angela.blogspot... #recycle#repurpose#upcycled furniture
Garden furniture can be very expensive and here's a simple idea on how to make free or almost free garden loungers using simple pallets.
I used 5 pallets and some wood scraps to make these two and that part was free. If you want to paint or add cushions (recommended!) that will be extra but all in all this cost me $10 for the red paint and that's it!
The basic idea of how to make these is to take two pallets of the same rectangular shape and stack them on top of each other, do the same with the second lounge chair. Then take the last pallet, divide it in half and add some wood scraps to construct two backrests that you attach to the stacked pallets with two screws. Minimal sanding and some paint and you're done.
I must warn you that the idea is simple but deconstructing the 5th pallet is pretty hard physical work but can be made easier if you have the proper tools and/or a muscular guy to help :)
Check out my blog for more photos and detailed instructions on how I went about it:
Commented on Mar 20, 2013
Wouldn't white be beautiful with colorful cushions?? I think I'll have hubby make me one this
spring/summer with more pallets to make it higher....(bad knees/hips)
I posted my "Polatems" last year on Hometalk and enjoyed all of the comments by the followers of this awesome site. I have since built more in the front yard at the entrance of my home in Arizona. They create a first impression of who I am and are a great conversation piece.
I collected the pots and plates from "GW design" (Goodwill) and garage sales.
concrete (quik-crete), insert a piece of rebar the height of the "polatem" you wish to build. Secure the rebar with two rocks to keep it straight. Allow the concrete to dry overnight. Begin strategically putting the pots and plates onto the rebar, gluing them as you go. A glass glue, usually in a caulking tube and applied with a caulking gun works best. This can be purchased at your local hardware store. If you have pots or plates without holes in them, you can drill them with a carbide tipped drill bit. On these particular "Polatems" I added metal containers to use as planters. The larger "Polatem" has an old fire pit pan as the planter, in which I have planted Aloe.
If you haven't seen my post of "Polatems" from last year, be sure to check it out. These are really fun to make.
Commented on Mar 01, 2013
I've seen these many times before but none done with decorative (colored) containers...they
are usually in clear or colored glass, nothing that looks painted...Did you paint these first or just use ready made containers?....Thanks...These are just gorgeous.....I've got to make one this spring...♥
During the 1970's, split levels soared in popularity and today there are still plenty of them on the market, but most of us say we don't like the style or want to live in one. The catch,
like in the '70's, you are buying more house for the dollar. What do you do if you own a split-level, love your neighborhood, and don't really want to move? Renovate! Here are some tips on how to transform that 1970's style home:
Commented on Feb 22, 2013
This is gorgeous.....This is exactly the style of house my hubby and I just moved from....We
raised our kids in a 4 level split, now moved on to a ranch....We love it...
I'm sure this has been done before, but I wanted to share anyway.
I was tired of looking at the ugly, clunky Listerine bottle on my sink top.
I picked up this soap/lotion dispenser (plastic) for around $3 at Walmart. It looks nice and takes up less space. Even my husband who rarely notices things in the house, said it works nicely and controls the amount of mouthwash you want in your cup better.
Commented on Feb 13, 2013
I started doing this years ago because I can't stand unsightly things on my bathroom counter,
and germs.....This dispenses it nicely and no waste...and no one is drinking from the cap or bottle...Love it..♥