Today was Crazy Krafting Saturday in honor of Cara's birthday. You combine two crafting women along with 2 trays, 1 TV tray, 2 cabinet doors, 4 spindles, one large piece of wood, two two by fours,
8 nesting boxes, 1 picture frame, 1 drawer, a vintage 1975 Atlas and then throw in Mod Podge, wax, paint, a drill, and a sander and you have a really big time. Come back soon to see the results.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
This is my third repurposed table and I am getting more proficient and faster with each table.
This table started with a cabinet door that my daughter found for me. The one I used was not painted but I forgot to take a picture of the one I used before the table was assembled.
I found the base at Goodwill. I think it had been a knick knack shelving unit during the 1980's. It was the perfect size for the cabinet door.
I got the legs that I used from the Restore in Beaumont, Texas. They were from a taller table but I cut them down to the right height for this table
I attached the cabinet door to the base with screws and glue.
I painted the base brown and started painting a chevron on the top. I found that I did not like painting the chevron pattern. Half way through I decided I did not want to finish the design.
I finished it off with a dark wax.
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
This is a quote from an old Southern Living Gardening Book that I first read not long after college:Gardeners want lots of show for not much dough. That's why they should plant coleus. It costs little, grows quickly, and has the gaudiest foliage imaginable. It's equally happy in the ground or in a pot.
When I first read that I knew coleus was for me. My current garden is a patio. This spring I planted coleus and it was gorgeous. As the summer wore on and I traveled and was out of town for long periods of time my garden suffered. I am home now and about to go back to work. Today my "to do" list included cleaning the patio. I pruned the coleus first. When I had a pile of beautiful coleus leaves at my feet I could not throw them away. I needed a small "happy" for someone and decided a bunch of coleus would do the trick.
I wrapped the jar in left over burlap from another project and tied it with tulle. I was happy with the look of it.Then I got to wondering if the coleus could be rooted in water. To answer this question I did a quick Google search and found out everything I ever wanted to know about coleus.
http://www.growingthehomegarden.com/2008/08/coleus-cuttings-are-they-easiest.html is a site that has much information about coleus and how easy it is to propagate cuttings.
Friday, August 9, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
I attached the bulldog clip with a screw and a drop of glue.
This would be perfect in the kitchen to attach a recipe to.
I love it with a piece of scrapbook paper behind the picture.