Saturday, December 10, 2011

Stepping Stone Transformation



All you need is mastic, grout and broken tile (or flat pieces of broken pottery) to make a mosaic on an old stepping stone.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Create a little vegetable garden spot

First step: Find a space in your yard that gets full-sun. While soil is important, adequate sun exposure is absolutely necessary for gardening; most vegetables WILL NOT grow without sun.

Second Step: Dig out plants/shrubs that are in the way of your garden nook. You need as much space as possible for the veggies without intrusive shrubs hindering their growth or deflecting sun-light. For this project, I had to dig out a large shrub.

Third Step: Create a little path to your garden that serves as a border as well.

Before pictures

After Pictures

Garden area is to the right of the path, beside house.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Blank spot in yard turned into rock sculpture and rock garden!

Before pic

Lay down your weed-block and begin :)

After pics

One of my friends calls my creation "Very Zen". I'm not sure...

Garden Path!

Slate used for path: Goldrush
Purchased: Lowe's Hardware and Garden
Price: anywhere from $3-$9 for 21" pieces.
Extras: Creeping mint smells nice and is a lovely, compact ground-cover that grows between the stones. Mounds of Scottish moss flank the sides of the path.

Before pics

After pics

From Craptastic Plastic to Fantastic Tile and Mastic!

I had been wanting to take this old, stained outdoor table to the dump but I had a better idea!

Transformation of an old wooden table

I purchased this scratched up wooden table at an estate sale for $5.00. I tiled the top with shiny, fun glass tile.

Transformation of a seat Cushion

The price of brand-new foam at craft stores like JoAnn Fabrics is actually quite expensive. I headed to Goodwill and was able to find this cushion for $1. I transformed it into a fun kitchen seat cushion using fabric from my "fabric scrap box". I had never made a cushion with piping before. Piping adds a nice little touch and isn't difficult to do. Please see the evolution below. Always wash anything you buy from a thrift store thoroughly, with hot water before modifying it.