Sunday, February 3, 2013


This property I bought had some pallets dumped in the front. I did not know what to do with them at first. I gave most of them away then I decided, I needed to use them to make raised garden beds to ward off this kinda of guy. Nasty little critter we call gopher or ground moles. It actually had the nerve to come out of the hole and stare at me while I snapped the photo.

I spent a few hours viewing u tube pallet projects and came across some ideas, but not totally how I wanted to put a planter together.  Here is the first one I made. Notice the pvc loop. I plan to use pvc and attached deer block to keep these ladies out of my garden.


 Next, I built this one and decided it may be large enough to use for some dwarf fruit trees.
Each planter I lined the bottom with hardware cloth and then used a landscape cloth to hold my garden soil.

                                                  I had been sick for a while dealing with this.


I also made a make shift compost bin from pallets.

                         !!!!!When I finished I will have saved 15 pallets from the landfills!!!!!

Monday, December 31, 2012


Wishing you all a safe night and a Happy UP Coming New Year. Be sure to party safely.

Please don't drink and drive!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Oh my, Coffee anyone?

Finally, I did not get the twisted wire chairs I wanted. Too expensive, but what I did find is these patio chairs at my local HEB grocery. The chairs were originally cast iron black, and of course a Texas star..   

Next came the paint, of course, I like things rusted up....a bit.
 Now to buy or make cushions. 
There is that little table find. 
The window crown is my favorite part. I discovered at a local craft and art sale for 12.

Now this is my little cafe de coffee in the kitchen!!!!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

They did the right thing.

My son and his girlfriend adopted a dog from the Friends of Bastrop when they came home for Thanksgiving. It was a puppy about 3 months old. They were told it had some of its shots, but when they got back home to TN. they had to rush the dog to the veterinarian because the dog was sick. The dog has parvo...........Friends of Bastrop dog Shelter is bad. They need help to save Bo's life. You can read it by following the link above. If you can help please do so even just help sharing the link. Thank you.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Belated Happy Thanksgiving!

wow, it came and it is gone and now on to Christmas... Happy Thanksgiving bloggers. Did I tell you I've been cooking since Tuesday. I'm tired.................just too tired, but I am trying to read everyone's blog.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Old Table- New Life

                                                   I bought this table back in 2004ish.
It is sitting with the table legs backwards at the moment. It is scuffed up. It has been to Louisiana and back to Texas and still has some life left. Did I mention that I bought it at a community thrift store for 29.95. It was scuffed then too. I threw a table cloth over it and no one new any different that is was a thrift find.
 It is time to give it a perk.....................and here we go.
                  Using the same product from Rust-Oleum in furniture refinishing this is the base coat.

                I have several pieces of furniture and If I refinish them the same , then there is consistency.
                                                    And here a better close-up of the top.