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Turn an old ugly brown gourd into a thing of beauty with a fall planter. I purchased an old gourd years ago from a farmer that called it an apple gourd. He told me he grows special gourds and paints them to sell. When I bought it, it was brown and even a little moldy on the outside, but the paint has remained as shiny and beautiful as when it was new. It looks like a giant apple.
I have seen a lot of solutions for what to do with those pesky plastic shopping bags that can be useful but difficult to store. My girlfriend showed me a solution that has revolutionized my life... So I can't take credit for it. However, it has changed the way I think about those plastic bags and how to store them so they are more usable.There are a plethora of uses for these bags... But here is my solution to storing them and a couple of ideas of how I use them
VIP:Very Important Post that could save you from feeling RIPPED OFF.Last year, I posted a Discussion on How to Open up the Views in my Home. I'd been thinking about adding and replacing windows for over a year, inspired by home improvement episodes. I mocked my ideas up on Photoshop to sell my hubby -- A guy who doesn't like change or spending $. By early May I wore him down enough with my enthusiasm, gushing over every example of wide open window views on HGTV and pointing out similar homes while driving around. So he was finally primed to "just talk" to contractors. But everyone in our area seemed too busy to talk to us. We received an offer from Andersen Window CO. I'm sure you got the same one too. There are always "Specials" going on. "This month only... save 30% or..." And when they are in your home, they insist all decision-makers be present and build up the pressure to clinch the deal by offering you additional incentives. Just like in the timeshare business. Since we were planning on hosting out-of state family for the 4th of July, the salesman closed this deal by saying if we placed the order today, we might have it finished in time. It takes six weeks to special order... plus he'd give us an additional 10% off the cost of the windows, good for today only. It was our anniversary, my husband looked at my eager face, and we signed. I should have been smarter... Certainly should have delayed until I got more quotes... despite the "10% incentive."Like everyone reading this, I hate to admit when I'm wrong. This is the most painful post I've ever done. But if I can help others...I'll just give you the facts and the pictures and let you decide so you don't make the same mistakes we did.
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This accent wall would be perfect in your living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom - the possibilities are endless!To purchase the materials to make this wall REAL brick was going to be around $800. That’s a lot for an accent wall, considering we made a board and batten wall for basically no cost.Because I didn’t want to spend $800, and I wanted the option to be able to remove whatever we put up, I decided faux brick was the way to go.What to know the best part?It only cost $75!(The panels were $75, we had all of the other materials.)MATERIALS:Faux brick panelsDrywall mudDrywall scraperPaint / waterNail gunCircular sawJigsaw
Quick and easy way to give your boring wall (wherever that is, master bedroom in our case) a quick one day solo makeover!
My husband and I used to go camping all the time. But nowadays it just seems like way too much work. But I really do miss the smell of the forest and watching the campfire burn low as the sky gets dark. So, instead of spending too much time in longing, I’ve decided to pay homage to the campfire with these Woodsy Scented Campfire Candles, with real wood wicks.Read the full article and why soy wax and wood wicks are a healthier option. http://www.thehiphomestead.com/how-to-make-enamel-mug-soy-wax-candles/
Do you ever buy bits and pieces at thrift stores and garage sales with no idea what you plan on doing with them? That is what happened when I bought the rake and later on the bedspring. I finally decided to turn the bedspring into a bottle holder. Or if you prefer an orchid planter.
Did you hear the great news? Chip and Joanna are coming back in a new TV show!!We couldn't help but start dreaming...what if the Gaines' came to your house? Which room in your home would you ask them to makeover first?So, what do you think? Tell us which room in the comments below!
My neighbours were having a lot of building work done over the summer and, they had a skip(dumpster) outside their house full of lovely bits of scrap wood. I rescued some of this wood and combined it with some old road maps to make some fabulous ornaments for my home.This isn't the first time I've combined maps and wood I made a map printed pallet frame you can see here.
I found this gem on the side of the road. Yes it wasn’t pretty but definitely had potential. It was missing a side rail. Easy fix right? And of course I can just take my sawz-all to the ratten seat and replace it. I loaded it up and left it for a couple of months. It has been rained on numerous times. I even thought about throwing it away a couple of times. FINALLY I got off my rear and went to town on it. I cleaned it up with some vinegar and wiped it down really good. I left it to dry a few hours and took my hand sander and used 120 grit to sand off the rough spots and help paint adhere to it. It was black and I thought I probably need to use primer. I didn’t though. After sanding I measured where the side bar was gone and replaced it. You can see it in the photo below. All is used was my jig saw to cut the piece and a few wood screws to make it stay in place.
I had bought these old TV trays at a garage sale with the intent of refinishing them using chalk paint but after seeing all the posts on faux marble finish, I decided to try this instead. This was a great project to try this on. Now perhaps I'll try this on my laminate kitchen counters...