We are making progress on our side porch project. This is the newest addition -- an expandable deck table. Rather than paying $300+ for a table that was "good enough", we made the "perfect table" for only $185! The finished table would likely retail for $500. Since we used treated lumber, we will wait to paint for now, but I plan to do a white wash on the top and paint the base
a rich, dark brown. Take a look at my other posts on Hometalk to see where we started with our project. Please follow me if you would like to see updates.
has the link to the USPS requirements page. Thanks for posting the USPS link in your comment. The requirements are specific for the city, however, in a rural area, they are more flexible. Carol S You could look at brick, but make sure your interior is solid (cinder block reinforced with some rebar and poured concrete). A concrete pad would serve as a good foundation for any option you choose. Maureen O'Donovan I'm so glad that you can relocate your mailbox. It's always much safer to have your mailbox on the same side of the street as your home. To everyone, I am so happy to see such a great response to this post. Thank you!
I've wanted a teepee for about, oh, seven years now. (PS. did you know tipi, tepee + teepee are all acceptable? The things you learn when writing a blawgh.)
I first spied one in the mall before I got the nerve to try things on my own, and the price tag was not pretty. ($$$ x 4!) Then I wanted to make one, but the sewing part always freaked me out a little. You know, triangles and preciseness, and giant poles falling on your children and eight hour projects amongst other various whatnots. I'm getting the hang of sewing, but I was looking for an easier approach.
Sometimes teaching our kids how to be safe in the kitchen is easier than we think. Using this simple tip can help to prevent oven-related accidents. Be sure to visit this post for a FREE printable, available in English and Spanish.