I love painted furniture and I love old chippy paint but on these guys I love thier true beauty! And it was hidden under a thick coat of paint! I truly hate striping paint not only does it smell but it is soo messy! And these guys have so many cracks, and crevices. I didn't want to damage them by trying to scrape off the paint. I read once about how to remove paint from them in a magazine years ago so I decided to give it a try and you can see for yourself how gorgeous they are now!
The first and most important room renovated. It was in disrepair and had to be gutted. Yes, we gutted everything, it was hunter green, nasty and disgusting. Now it is functional and clean! We replaced the plumbing, re-wired and installed a new sink and new toilet.
This old rotten porch never knew it could look so good! All it took was a dose of Spring Fever and one thing lead to another. It started when I decided to paint the swing and the rocking chairs but once I saw them in place I knew I had to stain the porch flooring and the stairs. And as I said one thing lead to another. Visit my blog to see how we got R done!!!
Our home was built in1900. It has been cut in half, moved 25 miles to the country, put back together again and we have been restoring it now for 10 years. We have our blood, sweat, tears and MONEY invested here, and it has truly been a labor of love!
Score 100+ pallets and look what we came up with! My husband repurposed this old industrial grate and assembled a very functional potting table! Then he made a potting tray too! Awesome!
My husband works for a State park and when they were going to take a large pile of used wood to the dump he asked to have it. Once we got it home we decided to use it to build our raised garden beds! We have a 24X24 garden bed area and to purchase the amount of wood new to do this project would have been very expensive. We knew we wanted to find salvaged wood and we had looked on craigslist but could not find the amount we needed. So this was a blessing and it saved the park from having to pay for the dump. WinWin !!!
Merry Christmas y'all! I made a mini Christmas tree out of Salvaged Bed Springs, Recliner Springs and Chicken Wire! Simple and FREE!
Hope you'll stop by and check it out!
When we scored 100+ free pallets, I knew I wanted to make things from them. There is so much inspiration out there these days here on Hometalk, Pinterest and Blogs etc! So when my daughter told me she needed a toybox for my grandson this is the first thing I made!
It all started when we watched this video called "Back to Eden" and even though we knew it would take many years to have beautiful rich soil for our garden we had to give it a go! There's No Tilling, Less Watering, Minimal Weeding, No Fertilizing and Less Insect Problems and afterall, we got it for Free! We went a little further by fenceing it in to keep out the critters so there was some cost involved. We bought PT landscape timbers, T- post, concrete mix, stock panels, a gate and chicken wire. But if you live in a somewhat protected environment in the city you can do this for very little cost!