It's been brought to my attention that it has been a full 6 months since I have done a blog post. I can tell you a LOT has changed in that 6 months. My Temp folder is over full and I need to purge it. So, instead of putting everything into one LONG post I've divided it out into several posts with links below to each story.
But first I'm going to show you some odds and ends that don't really fit elsewhere.
Mike's brainchild. I've wanted a pergola for quite a while and the aftermath of Hurricane Irma brought that opportunity. This is made from the the sub-flooring of my old garden shed that was destroyed during the hurricane.
A fire pit overlooking the pond.
And yes, it is great for cooking, too.
Mike only like to have killed me twice while were trying to get these heavy slabs of wood up. I think it was well worth the effort. We spent maybe $30 in some good screws and lumber.
Another Mike brainchild. This is a wishing well to hide the well pipes after we lost the water pump shed. All of the materials were stuff we already had on hand.
Mike's creation with a little help from me. These are old wooden bed slats we got at the junk store for cheap. Mike cut up some dead wood and pieced this together, add some fish and leaves. Nice!
You'll notice a recurring theme here. Almost everything in these posts was bought at the junk store for cheap, scavenged from the nieghbors trash, pieces and parts reclaimed from the hurricane destruction or we already had it on hand.
This a very nice cabinet we scavenged and painted. The palm pictures were found at the junk store.
Mike has gotten pretty good at painting, too.
Two recliners we bought for about $35. A huge lamp (repainted) for $8.
Mike made a couple of these solar lanterns to hang at the front gate. The wood and light was scavenged.
I can't believe anyone would throw this perfectly good Tiki umbrella in the trash. But they did and I got it!
This was made from more of those wooden bed slats. I believe it is teak.
Fills up the blank space on the wall very nicely.
And now the links to the rest...