Friday, April 27, 2012

Me and My Trellis

 Yes.  It's "us" again.  (See top picture in sidebar)
 The wind has twisted and tossed this poor trellis several times.
Today I decided upon a new approach - stabilizing it on a couple of deck boards, fastening a couple of spikes (underground) and burying a bit more of the sides.  The Wife observes that it doesn't stand as TALL as before - but perhaps it will stand LONGER.....

Friday, April 20, 2012

Free, Fabulous and Finished

 Before (above)
After (above and following)
 The sides of the table are a little rough--
overall effect,  shabby but chic.
 Trouble is, we don't need another coffee table. 
We'll probably try to sell it on a virtual garage sale
(or a real one later in the summer).

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Flipped the boards.  Now sanding, filling holes, etc. Getting a "feel" for how to finish this low table. It only stands about 14" from the ground (someone sawed off legs too far). My wife would like me to leave the legs their green-painted color and stain the top....I'm trying to figure out if there is any way to make the table at least 16" from the ground....Castors, maybe?
 Look what light hand-sanding uncovered on the two "front" legs!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Free and Interesting

This should prove interesting!
I'll get to it after vacation.
It was a give-away.  

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Honestly!  My man has been busier than his blog shows!
(It's just that his photographer has failed 
to document his many projects.)
The latest was sanding down and painting FIVE frames like these.
Our daughter found the large, sturdy frames and plans to place
pictures of their FIVE children in them
(#5 to be born in May).