Friday, November 25, 2011
This one is from an OLD boxfan I had as a kid growing up. Super heavy duty! It was discarded at my Dads. So I dug it out of it's retirement and had my brother help me get it out of the box.
I had to drill out the center so I could mount it on the pole. Piece of cake? Well not really. It took a long time to drill it out. (-:
They use to make things better back in the old days...(-: Everything was metal and steel. No plastic, pieces of junk back then...(-: This thing wouldn't have fallen over in a wind storm.(-: I knew I wanted to make this last summer but I didn't have time to do it. So glad I had a few days off this week(-:
It's finally all done and up in the back yard.(-: I might add some leaves at a later date. Not sure.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
I was watching Dancing With The Stars and all of a sudden I heard a loud bang. A great horned owl had flown into the sliding glass door after the parakeet who sits by the door. It was pretty exciting. It is a young owl and I am hoping it was my little friend from last Spring. He sure was sweet.
WE had a little talk about why he should not try to catch my parakeet.(-:
He seemed to understand...(-:
He left me a little present to remember him by...(-:
Sunday, November 20, 2011
I finally had some time to work on my ball. I found the metal strapping, cut it, drilled holes and bolted it together. I wish I could weld but this is the next best way for me to get it made. It was pretty simple to do. Basically like doing the bigger balls out of the wine barrel rings except this time I had to cut the strapping and bolt it together.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Early Christmas Gift from my brother(-: It is a huge...5 feet! Totally awesome and I love it!
I am still working on the bed. It's about done though. A few more shades and it should be ready for a photo(-: I have found some reallyyyyyy awesome shades. For one-two dollars each.(-: I have had way to much fun shopping for them and seeing peoples faces when I ask how much they want for a shredded/torn lamp shade. They probably think I am nuts.(-:
It has been very entertaining.
I am off for a week from school for Thanksgiving break. I will still work at my other job as usual but at least I won't have two jobs to go to(-:
My family will be coming to join us for dinner so it should be a real fun feast.
I hope you are all enjoying your last few weeks of the year!(-: The time sure has flown by huh? Amazing!
Have a great weekend! ~Cindee
Friday, November 4, 2011
No pictures yet though. Hope it works out because I am excited to get it all finished. Rain is in the forecast, so not sure I can work on it this weekend.
I am copying an idea I saw on The Creative Gardener
Thanks Jacque for the inspiration(-:
I am putting this into my old bed frame and calling it a "Shade Bed."(-:
What do you think of that idea?(-:
My husband didn't think it was a good idea. He thought it was fine the way it was. He just has no imagination.(-: I think it will be fun.
I got the very old box springs from my dad. With the help of my husband, adding extra wood to the frame to accommodate it, it was laid to rest in it's final resting spot. It even has the price tag still on it!
Like I said...real old. Imagine sleeping on it! (-:
Anyhow, now I am going to add the "shades" to the bed. I had a hard time finding just the right way to set them in the ground. I tried rebar but I decided that was to thick. So I am going with a 1/4" steel rod from Lowes that will eventually rust to perfection! You will have to use your imagination here.(-: Hopefully it all works and I can get some pictures soon! Wish me luck!
Incase you were wondering...
I found the lampshades at thrift stores and the Salvation Army for 1.00- 2.00 each depending on how messed up they were. I am sure the people were wondering why I wanted a ripped up shade. If they only knew...(-: I had a blast looking for them and then stripping off the fabric. It was actually fun. I keep looking for special shades to add to the collection.
Have a great weekend!