Saturday, June 8, 2013

Butchs hard work for the day

The shade is done and will be anchored in place by the end of the day! Whooohoooo!

Butch put some hot sweaty work in with me!!
More pictures:



Why yes that is a turtle taking a hot tub ;). And look there's Butch working on the table/chair with umbrella.


The other half of the set up. Yes a hammock with an umbrella stand! We're ready to party! Hurry up and get here Autrey's and Liebhardt's!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Outdoor solar chandelier

This goes back to my post on May 10th - here: http://donnasworddoodles.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-next-project.html?m=1
What you didn't know was I had bought this gem in the rough:

Do you find it humorous that it matches the table in its current condition? Me too!
I have no "during" pictures however note in the original it doesn't have all the metal casings for the lights? Well, not to worry - they weren't deep enough for the solar lights I chose anyway, so off to Lowes to improvise. What are they now? PVC pipe!

I am NOT thrilled with how it's hung but wasn't going to get the ladder out. It's too hot and I'm just NOT that motivated tonight.

Now for the sky to fade to black to capture it "lit" :)



I've come to the conclusion we have a LOT of light pollution in our back yard!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

THE table

Cost $59.99
Labor extensive!!



It was MEANT to be.. It fit in my car!!!


Ok, it needs a LOT if TLC but its STURDY. Note the cross braces in the first pictures? Yeah, sturdy!


I learned how to take watermarks out of a table. It's much improved if not 99% gone!


Only one true "bad" spot on it where the veneer is down to bare wood, but if push came to shove we could strip the whole top to bare wood.


It FITS. This is after having to flip it and remove the slides for some serious sanding work!


And with chairs


And in the "normal" mode. Elizabeth approves. The. Again she was helping me with the slides too ;)

Now for Butch to see it. He was out if town for the whole process. (Mostly because I KNEW he would say no - he LOVES our old table!)