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Today, we wanted to show you how we dealt with our unsightly hose in front of our office. The obvious solution was to grab a brand spankin’ new hose from the local hardware store, but how do we keep the new hose from following down the same path of entanglement and muck? We knew that one of those plastic wheels would help us make things tidy, but we SO did not want that eye sore to compound the injury that our air conditioner was already creating. Nope. We wanted somethin’ purdy! Since we have been playing around with so many pipe and copper projects, we felt like it was the natural choice for materials. Besides, copper has THE BEST patina when exposed to the elements. Watching it transform slowly over the years from an orangey metal to a bright teal is absolutely amazing! Get ready for some functional garden art!Original Blog PostPhoto Cred: Anya McInroy
So my place has a serious lack of storage and that’s led to a very cluttered entryway. I wanted to add some sort of organization to the space, somewhere to put shoes, hats, gloves and etc. AND I also really wanted to try my hand at building some floating shelves. Two birds one stone right?It was a match made in heaven.
We love to make homemade gifts for family and friends and think these pretty little fabric covered flowerpots fit the bill perfectly. They are simple and cheap to make but look fabulous paired with a lovely plant as a thoughtful gift.
For all of you DIYers out there who are hesitant to make things because of the lack of tools, this project is for you! I assembled this project using nothing but a staple gun! You can also choose to just use a hammer and nails. I love vintage wood skis and I saw some on sale at Pottery Barn for a low price of only $399.00 dollars (https://www.potterybarn.com/products/found-wooden-skis/?pkey=e%7Cwooden%2Bskis%7C4%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C48%7C%7C1&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH) Well, not sure about you, but that's way out of my budget! So I decided I make a set myself for the holidays. Lets get started
Have an old birdbath that could use a face lift? Here's an easy way to add some color to your garden and recycle some of those old DVDs too! (PLEASE NOTE: I've had a lot of people mention CDs, which were NOT used for this project. I used DVDs, which will give you a different result.) Be sure to stop by my blog so you can get all the details on the products and methods I used. Before you know it, you'll be creating some stunning artwork for your garden too!
I had a bunch of keys I saved over the years. I just hated to throw them away. ( I know who saves keys? ) on one of my treasure hunts to the thrift shop. I found a wire basket. and then the big light bulb moment popped into my head! a Key wind chime is what I needed for my screened in porch! I had some artificial flowers around the house that needed a home. I stopped by the dollar store and picked up some green ribbon & brown yarn and a coco basket. took them home and made my key wind chime. I first made it with the green ribbon then made it again with the brown yarn.
I had an old plastic resin Birdbath that I was tired of painting year after year and wanted something different. I seen an old lamp base one day when I was out browsing the thrift stores and instantly I knew what I was going to use it for, and the rest as they say is history!