this is a DIY bench... its made from a bed frame!!! yikes! i have an old bed frame, must do this... but where would I put it?? LOL!
Christmas Entry Way. I love this ♥ I could do this but would have cords all over, where do they put all the cords lol, guess I could get the battery lights but the strands are usually short for wreaths
Christmas outdoor deco
DIY Wall Art ~ I would like to do this, but make it a "WELCOME" sign to hang by the back door. Maybe use an inexpensive door mirror frame to place it in. That would be a nice length. And one could stencil the letters or use wooden ones. YES! Must do!
I have no clue where i would put this. but that is stunning. i bow my head to the artist that did it.
VERA, THE COCKTAIL. NOTE FROM THE CREATOR: I FIGURED IF JANE WOULD DRINK A COCKTAIL, IT WOULD BE ONE OF THE ORIGINAL AND MANLIEST OF COCKTAILS, AND OLD-FASHION. BUT IN THE FIREFLY UNIVERSE, AMERICAN AND CHINESE CULTURES HAVE MIXED, SO I FELT IT NEEDED AN ASIAN TWIST. THIS IS WHERE THE GINGER SYRUP AND SAKE COMES IN. THE BACARDI 151 BUMPS THE MANLINESS FACTOR OF THIS DRINK UP BY GIVING A MUCH HIGHER ALCOHOL CONTENT, PLUS THE BACARDI GIVES AN
Not sure if I would want to do this.. but it sure is a cool idea!! LOL @April Owens
Things I Like
Old Boat Garden! I have a creek to put it next to... All I need is an old boat! Anyone know where to find one?
Furniture I Love
Restoring teak furniture What You Need: Rubber Gloves Two Brushes Medium Grit Sandpaper Soft Bristle Brush or Steel Wool TSP (a cleaning agent) and a bucket of warm water Teak Oil Polyurethane Instructions: Clean: If you are dealing with teak turned old and grey you will be surprised at how this step alone will begin to transform your piece. Using a soft bristle brush or steel wool, thoroughly scrub the wood with warm water and a detergent like TSP. This gets rid of the oxidation and dirt that has built up and given the wood its silvery patina. Depending on the state of your teak this step can take quite a while and require some serious arm work. If you're starting out with some really weathered teak you will begin to see some serious transformation here as the wood's true color starts to make its appearance. Sand: You'll need to get some medium grit sanding blocks and sand your teak by hand to even out the top layer of wood. Try to get the color as even as possible. Dry Time: If you're like me this is the hardest part. I am so impatient that once I start I just want to keep going till it's finished, but I assure you this step is really important. Your newly cleaned teak needs a few days of drying time so that the oil you will put on in the next step can fully saturate deep into the wood's pores. Oil: These next two steps are very toxic so make sure you are in a well ventilated area before you start applying these chemicals. Now that the wood is good and dry you are ready to apply the oil. Go get some good quality Teak Oil, a brush and some rubber gloves and lightly brush the oil over all surfaces three times each. You must do this a minimum of four rounds with an hour in-between allowing time for the oil to fully saturate the wood. Apply as many times as needed until you get the desired color of wood. Seal: At this time your teak should be looking as good as new. After all the work you've put in you may be tempted to call it quits, but you still have one more step. You have only restored the teak's natural oil at this point but haven't protected it from further damage. That's where the polyurethane comes in to seal in the oil and protect the surface. Paint on a few coats and let dry for a few days, and you'll be ready to sit back, relax and enjoy your newly restored Teak furniture. Store: Going from Los Angeles to Seattle I completely failed to do this step last winter so I thought I would throw it in. I used to live outside and never had to give a second thought to my outdoor furniture so upon moving to this new climate I was a bit stubborn and naive about the correct upkeep. So if you don't live somewhere that has year round summer then you should either cover your furniture or bring it into an unheated garage. I say unheated because temperature changes and excess heat can crack your wood. MORE TEAK RESTORATION ON APARTMENT THERAPY: How To Care For Teak Furniture
from table to playhouse in an instant! I've been wondering what I could do with my old dinning room table!!!! yikes! this would be
This is a Makedoo Settle Bench that my husband made out of an old chair, and I apolstered it (my very first time) with a blanket I was using on our bed. I LOVE it!!
I have a small space where my garage and entrance coincide, this would work (I was afraid to do something too elaborate behind the door, but it seems to work well with the space)... and it makes me feel as if I did have a mud-room... Will have to put on the to-do-list!
Antique Window of French Postcards (diy perhaps) - I have a perfect vintage window frame I could put an old map behind Love it!
What to do with a rusty old tray!!! I might have pinned this already but I don't care I really like this and I have an old enamel table top that I would like to do this to!
Not my style but still freaking awesome. ^^i would never have the guts to do this, but it looks like mermaid or faerie hair to me... it looks like its from a fairytale!
Hairstyles & Tricks
Our new pop-up greenhouse, with shade cloth on! Its not quite as easy as they make it look on the box, but it is pretty easy - just like putting a tent together. I like to have fresh greens all winter and this is how I do it. I have two Juwel Cold Frames. I sprayed black paint on two 1-gallon bottles for each. Fill the bottles with water and put them at the back wall of the Cold Frame.
GIF- I HAVE BEEN SLAYED!!!!!!! this is a *must* watch. omigosh. Lol tht made me smile(:
DIY Skirt made from rectangles. This is a really easy tutorial for beginners. If you can't do a zipper make the skirt and sash but sew to a piece of wide elastic instead. Since the skirt is full you would still be able to get it on. Trust me, I usually avoid zippers! Can adjust the length by cutting longer rectangles. For me, adding pockets is a must!
Beware images are disturbing : In 2003, 84-year old Herta Bothe (brutal guard at Bergen-Belsen, who was released from imprisonment in 1951 as an act of leniency by the British government) was interviewed under her married name, Lange. Replying to one question, she said: "What do you mean, ". . . made a mistake?" No, I'm not quite sure I should answer that. Did I make a mistake? No. The mistake was that it was a concentration camp, but I had to go to it, otherwise I would have been put into it...
This is what I made to give to my son's daycare provider for Mother's Day. I found the poem and then used my photo editing software to create a layout using photos from the daycare website. (I blurred out the faces of the other children here because I do not have permission to put their photos online. The daycare website is private.) I printed this out as an 8X10 and put it in a frame. It's a really nice, appropriate poem and thought it turned out well with the photo border.
I have been making this spray for more than 20 years--I don't remember where the idea came from--perhaps an old issue of Organic Gardening or Mother Earth News. I do know that the recipe works. It is...