Monday, April 24, 2017

WHAT TO DO WITH A LEAKY CHICKEN WATERER.


A while back I bought a chicken waterer on sale for half price.
Every thing looked ok so I just thought it was a good deal.
Well it wasn't. The water flow wouldn't work properly.
So I put it aside for months.
Well the other day I decided to repurpose it in a different way.
Here it is in its intended form.


I took it apart and used the bottom as a planter.
I filled it full of dirt and planted oregano.
I also put extra holes in the tray so I wouldn't
have standing water. 


I think it looks pretty good.
I sat it by the coop door and can just pinch off some
oregano for the group.


For the next project I used the top and punched
holes all along the bottom. I used an awl,
hammer and a brick for support.


I had a lot of beads and such left over from
when I made my wine bottle chimes.
Someone photo bombed this picture:)


So I just started stringing them up
all along the bottom.


Here's a close up.



And of course I hung it on the chicken coop.


It was a fun project and I was able to reuse a useless waterer.
Hope you found some inspiration in it.

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith;
be men of courage; be strong.

1 Corinthians 16:13

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

REPAINTING THE GREEN GECKO

When I posted a while back about the new top I put over the Gecko
that was made out of old pallet boards, you can read that here,  I hinted that I was thinking
of repainting the Gecko.
Well I usually do what I say, so here she is. 
Let me introduce you to:
"The Blue Bird".


Here's what she looked like before.
If you'd like to read about the history of this piece of furniture
please read about that here.
I hope you enjoy its history.


I started off by sanding the finish on the green paint.
Just to make it a little rougher to catch the paint.


I then put two coats of Kilz over the old paint.



I painted it with two top coats of ultra white. Then I put a blue glaze over that,
that I mixed up to the shade I wanted.  I put two coats of the glaze
over the white. With each coat I wiped it down after applying to get the
look I was going for. I was wanting a blue jean look. 


Here it is after I was satisfied with the color. 
I applied two coats of clear polycrylic over the whole piece.


Here it is all finished. 


I'm very happy with it. 
It's actually a little darker than this picture shows.


Here's a close up.



And one last look. 
It's all ready to host a big meal. :)


 Hope you enjoyed this post. 
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Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in Him,
rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith,
just as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
Colossians 2:6 & 7

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

RE-PLAY OF PIANO KEYBOARD

Well since everyone has been showing their best blog post of 2016
I decided to show you the best ever blog post of mine since I
started blogging 4 years ago. 
It's my piano table.




You can read about the whole story from start to finish here.
I hope you enjoy the transformation. 
Thank you for reading my blog.


He replied, "What is impossible with
men is possible with God."

Luke 18:27