I have DIY’d my arse off lately! As per usual I have a few half-done projects, such as…
Talking of half-done projects, my kitchen has been half renovated for many years, and I don’t have a splashback. I wanna splashback!! I want something a bit different, and not too expensive. Everyone one has glass nowadays, so I don’t want glass. I wanted a really groovy and ‘out there’ tile, but my husband won’t let me. So what I have come up with is wall paper. I have done a test with several wall papers on some mdf that I have varnished.
^^^ These are my sample papers. My fave is the one on the left.
^^^ I have it sitting behind the stove to test the durability.
I used a spray varnish, but when I do it for real I will use a roll on varnish to get a thick glossy look. The spray wasn’t thick enough.
My benchtops at the moment are laminate, but I want to use Ardex Feather Finish to do a hardy concrete render on the bench top. Check out a tutorial about it here.
This is my second half finished crocheted blanket! This one will be about 25 cm of grey, with a fluoro stripe, then grey, then stripe, then grey… I think you get the idea. Like it so far??
I have saved the best until last! I have a half done orchard with various attempts at a veggie patch each year (are you sensing a theme here?). I have about 10-12 sad fruit trees, 3 chooks, a pile of wood, and my most recent attempt at a veggie patch was garden beds in special plastic ‘bags’. I really wanted a real veggie patch, so I have sorted and moved a huge pile of timber that was also in my orchard that my husband has had sitting there for years. It was a from a friend’s old car port that they took down with hubby’s intention of us using it for god knows what.
^^^ I always have to include a picture of this boy with his chook…
I moved all the wood.
I sorted all the wood.
I picked out the good pieces for edging the garden beds. I also found a few good pieces to make a table top for a potting table.
I got brackets, screws and my husband’s handy dandy electric drill, AND I MADE 4 VEGGIE PATCH GARDEN BEDS!! And made the table top. Woo hoo! Very empowering.
^^^ Can you see my table top at the back leaning against the fence? I just need legs for it now…
I only had enough soil to fill one of them, so the rest can wait until next weekend, because I tell you, I ache.
Every. Single. Muscle. Aches.
So I am going to try and bribe my boys to give me a massage while I look through my gardening books and plan all the vegetables I will grow.
Did I mention that I ache?