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Shutter Birdhouse

posted by: jeannespines on 08.13.2007 at 12:21 am in Garden Junk Forum

My friend found this idea on the web. We used garage sale shutters, recycled barn wood, old tin and old headboard post. I couldn't find one on this site so wanted to share it with you. Drilled hole 5" from bottom and a wren has been using it even though it's a "thick" entrance.

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clipped on: 08.20.2007 at 06:00 pm    last updated on: 08.20.2007 at 06:00 pm

Magnolia Ball

posted by: shysue on 08.19.2007 at 06:32 pm in Garden Junk Forum

I finally made a flower ball thanks to Loriey's inspiration. I didn't have any Wallies so I used wallpaper. I have sprayed about six coats of spar polyurethane on it, so if it ever rains here again (I've almost forgotten what rain looks like), I will see if it holds up. I think I am going to use this stand for it, but I can't decide which way to display it. Which way do you prefer?

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clipped on: 08.20.2007 at 05:14 pm    last updated on: 08.20.2007 at 05:14 pm

POTM--I did it!!!

posted by: quidam on 08.20.2007 at 02:55 pm in Garden Junk Forum

I was challenged by the rock theme for the POTM and decided to put my summer food preservation, back to school prep, and housework aside for a day or so to do something I have always been meaning to try....pebble mosaic.

Keep in mind that this was my first try. I made some mistakes and learned alot. I had wanted the stones to be closer together but I used too much mortar, I think. I still have to remove the white residue and seal it and it will look much better.

I removed some flagstones from our walkway (not mortared or cemented)which made for an easy first project. I then collected rocks from around our yard because I still wanted a natural look to compliment the walkway, but did add a few irridecent long gems.

Ironic note: The flagstone path we put in used to be river rock which was very hard to walk on. We have buried, given away, and gotten rid of most of it because we didn't like it. Now, I wish I had it all back since I plan on doing more mosaics.


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clipped on: 08.20.2007 at 05:13 pm    last updated on: 08.20.2007 at 05:13 pm