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Saturday, October 31, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
We had an old weed type tree in our back yard. We didn't care for it. I was going to cut it down when my wife suggested we make a bottle tree. So we left it about 7-8' and drilled holes for the dowel rods to be used to hold various bottles we found. Once we started a few friends gave us bottles to ads.
A friend took out an old split rail fence. I picked up the rails we needed to make a definition to our corner. Before the bush was all alone and it looked it. We picked up the post we needed and completed the job for $40. Then we put some wooden cardinals on the posts. We have several wooden cardinals in the back yard so this tied it together.
My wife wanted a shelf for the front porch that she could use to change with the seasons. I took an old mirror frame from a dresser, turned it upside down and put a 1"x4" board on top. I cut a grove for holding a plate or in the picture decorative trays. I painted it and used a dowel rod for a flag holder. We were able to make this with things we had on hand. The desire is to take advantage of what is available.