It's prime gardening season in many places right now and we're getting a lot of questions on Hometalk from members facing challenges with their yards. Sometimes it's an old space with a
vexing problem, sometimes it's the blank slate of a new yard. To show you such issues are not insurmountable, I am starting this thread where Hometalk members can show before and after photos from their gardens, and I'll break the ice with two pairs of photos from my own backyard. As the before photos (taken almost exactly three years ago) show, when I bought this neglected little house, the"yard" was nothing but sand and weeds. Today, happily, things look rather different. So start uploading, and let's show folks what can be done!
I have a vintage iron chaise white with some rust. and a glass top table to match. Do I paint it? If so what color? I'm torn and need help with the decision. I'm open for all suggestions, it's in good shape with nice wheels
Commented 6 days ago
Buy your cushions first and your paint second. Find a color in the fabric that you love and go
Since we are sharing address signs, I thought I would share my pinterest inspired house numbers. Three thrift store frames glued to greet treated plywood with oversized wooden numbers. Paint colors come from the house, sans white trim. Each frame is affixed to a cedar stake. Found the galvanized boiler at a yard sale and even though it was in immaculate condition, drilled drainage holes without any sense of guilt whatsoever.
Commented on May 15, 2013
I got the numbers at Menard's (Big Box Home Improvement). They were much cheaper there and
since they are hardwood, more likely to withstand the elements.
Do you have an old leather belt that has seen better days? Give that shabby or frayed accessory a new life! Belts can do more than prevent plumber's crack – they're great at holding
back curtains, protecting countertops and more.
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Commented on May 12, 2013
Love them all. Here is one more use via my very smart 20-year-old kid. I picked up a really
lovely and once very expensive chaise lounger for a $1 at a garage sale and then pondered over replacing all the broken webbing under the footrest area. We are pretty much in the middle of lovely nowhere, and I was getting nowhere trying to track down webbing kits and teach myself how to do it. Then the kid comes trotting home from garage sales of his own with a passel of discarded belts...and he belts them around the frame, buckle down, and viola! Done and done.