porches painted concrete stone stencil makeover, concrete masonry, diy, painting, porches, All done and cozy now

Painted Concrete Porch With a Stone Stencil

I pressure washed my porch many times but could not get all the stains out/off, so I decided to paint it and use the stone stencil to give it a stone look finish with more colors.
First I painted the whole thing with one color so that it would look like a mortar or grout when I used the stencil with the other colors. I used 3 other colors in each of the blocks of the stencil and used a brush to scrub them into the concert which made each one come out a different look or color of stones.
It made the porch a little cozier while sitting out in my swing. I spend more time on the porch now, in my swing.

rain barrel, gardening, go green, All I have to do is pull the hose out of the downspout when it gets full Now I m ready to start on the next one for the back yard

Rain Barrel

A barrel I turned into a rain barrel to match my house.

planter project, container gardening, diy, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling, I use 6 pots on this on with a 6ft price of rebar

Planter project

I'm always looking for something different to do or put in one of my gardens. I decided to do this topsy turvey planter because it is very different as well as a conversation piece.
When my husband came home and saw it he said I should put more of them around the yard and around the pool area because he liked how colorful they are. So.....I will be making a few more. I put this one in my butterfly garden and will make a few more for the pool area.

my first and only quilt so far, bedroom ideas, home decor, Made by Sheila and Robbie

My first and only quilt...so far.

I started this quilt and finished the top, pinned it to the quilting material and backing. It was stored for about 5 years in plastic. My best friend in Texas said to send it to her and she finished it for me and sent it back. It is larger than a king size comforter and now is resting beautifully on my bed. Thank you Robbie!!

beautiful plants, flowers, gardening, hibiscus, raised garden beds, Just kept adding for a couple weeks

Beautiful Plants!!

From my tropical garden by the pool.

my butterfly garden, flowers, gardening, hibiscus, pets animals, I removed a lot of the grass to outline a sitting area and started planting

My butterfly garden

Update on my butterfly garde.

Sheila
Sheila
About meI love DIY projects and gardening!