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Never let it be said I never try to make something out of trash before I throw it away!I decided to pull all the bad soakers and hoses out of my gardens. When they spring a leak or get clogged from minerals in the water, I usually just buy a new one (usually after trying to patch the hole and failing), unscrew the bad one and screw in the new one, leaving the bad one lay. Hey, who out there said I was lazy? I resemble that remark!It had been a few years since I had pulled all the bad ones out, there were quite a few (hey, they get covered in the Summer by the plants - you CAN'T see them!)I had seen somewhere were someone had made a welcome mat with one.I didn't need a welcome mat, but did need some kind of replacement for one of my paths that had deteriorated. Hey, why not, they were headed for the trash, it's not like I could hurt them any more than they were.
332/5000Upgrade your garden by creating mosaics of old broken tiles! Our pool area needed to be fixed and connected to the patio at the house, so I used old, ugly pavers, a couple of cement blocks and some old broken tiles, and with that I created a new staircase and a pair of flower boxes.
"OLD?" It's all in how you decide to "mature." Out of necessity, I removed the steps built by a Contractor and built new ones - the right way! In the process, I discovered that I LOVE building, and I'm excited to be starting more building projects - at 71 (and I'm a girl)! Here we go.... First pic is what the Contractor built for me.
Succulents can create beautiful centerpieces for a table, console table, outdoor living space, or to simply place on a shelf. Instead of placing each succulent in individual pots, place them in one open container for a gorgeous miniature garden of succulents. Here's how!
I saw this cute little table at my favorite place , You all know by now Goodwill $6.99 . It had this real cool detail below the drawers but it had a lot of buckled and peeling veneer. Wasn't sure about working with it. Well I went to bed bath and beyond to look for bedding and I walked past the hand napkins and I spotted the design . They were on clearance for $3.99 . No brainer then I rushed back to Goodwill keeping my fingers crossed that the table would still be there. Score . Now home to put it all together.
Whether you’re a master glass artist, or just starting out with seashells, pebbles, pennies, or marbles, flea market bowling balls make sturdy bases for garden mosaics. Gather your glue and patience, and take a look at some of these inspirational designs for mosaics for all levels of expertise
We bought our townhouse 7 years ago and every year from spring through fall every time it rained we had to dodge a muddy mess to get from our deck to our driveway. We got several bids from professional landscapers ranging from $3500 up to $7500 for a deluxe flagstone design that was gorgeous but way out of our ballpark!
Our slate front walkway was in need of an update. The 2' x 3' slate flagstones had cracked in places and had shifted over the years, allowing weeds to invade. Fortunately, the stones were not mortared in so we were able to do this update on our own and much more quickly than I thought!
Our front walkway was just recycled concrete pieces and dirt. I decided I wanted a mosaic walkway and with river rocks, broken pots and small tiles I created a fun colorful path to our front steps. This was an easy project although it did take me a couple of weeks to complete due to age and health issues. A local landscaper quoted $2500 to do this job. I did it for under $100.
I have seen so many of the beautiful pictures of newly painted kitchen cabinets or bathroom vanities on Pinterest, that I got inspired to do the same. What I did not want to have to do was tackle a project that involved sanding! The thought of sanding down the doors or drawers on my bathroom vanity was just not happening in my world. So I was looking for was to get around this and discovered the product Oil Bond.It is is a latex paint additive that helps latex paint adhere to oil-based or glossy surfaces, including polyurethane. I'm going to show you today how I used it to paint my bathroom vanity and tell you that if you are considering painting yours, use this stuff, because it was so easy and it turned out amazing!
Turn ordinary paint stirrers into extraordinary home decor with these genius ideas! Check out the video for the materials & how-to's!