Porch Ceiling Project

I’m starting a project of a new ceiling for my covered porch. The wood is a tongue and groove knotty pine. I’m using an espresso colored stain because I’m trying to get it to match my outdoor furniture. Well as close as possible. It is a little darker than I thought it would be since I’ve used this color on other things before. I’m not sure I can add a second coat because then it …

Better than Diamonds

Some women get diamonds; I get pieces of wood.  While that may sound sad, I love it.  My husband brings it home, and asks if I can use it.  I grab it and examine it before walking around the house seeing where I can put it to use.  This piece here made it’s way into the sunroom. First, I applied two thick coats of polyurethane to seal it.  This ensures that I’ll be able to …

Lemon Tree from Seed

I started this lemon tree from a lemon seed. It’s growing up nicely and hopefully will produce some pretty lemons next year. First, I soaked the seed in water for a couple of days to soften it. Next, I placed it in potting mixture. Finally, I kept it in direct sunlight and watered it daily. This is another great educational project to do with your children or grandchildren. They will enjoy watching it grow and …

Lil Halloween Pumpkin Craft Project

Today I have a little Halloween pumpkin craft idea to share. This is the perfect project to do with your kids or grandkids. They can customize the pumpkin to their own liking. For new moms, this is a perfect way of creating memories. I applied personalized decals to a little pumpkin along with some gems. I tied a gingham ribbon around the stem for a cute touch. And tucked the pumpkin in a nest of …