Monday, June 30, 2014

My First Build.... a Toolbox

Hi Everyone!
After seeing some great inspiration on Pinterest, I decided that for my first "build" project I would try building my own wooden toolbox. 

I started with a plank of wood from a pallet I found for free. 

My Hubby helped me cut down the board into 1 - 12" and 2 - 18" pieces. I used wood putty on the pallet wood pieces to fill in nail holes. I then sanded down all the sides until smooth. 

I had ordered, off Amazon, a bundle of 12" straight cut paint stirrers, using 4 for this project. 

I stained all pieces with Minwax Wood Finish in Dark Walnut 2716.

Then we assembled. 
 First attaching the sides to the base using wood screws.

 Then we attached the wood stirrers to the sides using a brad nailer.

I used a tree branch for the handle. I striped the bark and sanded till smooth.

And there you have your very own toolbox.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday's Fancy

We had a big rainstorm in CT last night.

Which produced this on my way to work...

I would have to believe today will be a great day!

Off to the Salem, CT Vintage Flea Market tomorrow, hoping to find some great items.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Friday's Fancy

What a great day!

I am featured today on The Cottage Market - Junkin Joe for my Vertical Herb Garden.

Check out all the great DIY Projects…upcycled creations…Pottery Barn Knockoffs…refurbished and painted furniture projects…vintage finds…flea market treasures…home decor DIY projects…scrap-booking creations and everything in between!

Junkin Joe

 Thank you Andrea for featuring me. I hope you will check out her great blog.

Have a great weekend

Friday, June 13, 2014

Friday's Fancy

It is raining here on this Friday the 13th. 
But they say the weather is supposed to to clear up and be beautiful for the weekend.

I caught this precious mommy feeding her baby the other day.

He only stayed around for a day after this picture was taken and then he/she took flight.
Be well my little one.

Happy Friday
Enjoy the Weekend!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Otis is Loving the Outdoors

Hi All! This weekend was great weather here in Connecticut.  Our dog, Otis, is loving sitting outside.

Who could resist this mug?  

Now we are faced with a week of rain. Oh well, this makes working my day job not so bad.
The outlook for the weekend is looking sunny, so there is hope for another great weather weekend.

Hope the sun is shining where you are!

Saturday, June 7, 2014


Hi all! It has been great weather here in CT. I have been busy in the garden. My hubby and I did a vertical herb garden and planted some tomato plants. Now it is time to move to the from yard. In the front of our condo we have a small patch of front yard that we can decorate, I would say 6' x 4'.

I headed to my local garden center, Van Wilgens and picked out some various flowering plants.

I have been flea marketing, looking for some great containers to use in the garden. I found an old watering can, enameled colander, and buckets. Once I got all the plants sorted and planted in the various container is was time to place them. So what do you thing?

Later to come the wide shot of the entire space once the mulch is put down.

Happy gardening,

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Vertical Herb Garden

Since my husband and I live in a condo we do not have much private outdoor space. So I needed a creative space saving idea for my herb garden. I have seen many uses for pallets on Pinterest and figured that was a great place to start. So I hunted around for a pallet and with the help of my hubby, Mike, we constructed our very own vertical herb garden. I found a stringer pallet, with a solid back and picked up a roll of weed barrier fabric.

Mike using the staple gun attached the weed barrier to the skid as I formed pockets for the plants.

Then we filled the pockets with soil and added the herb plants. We then leaned the herb garden against our fence.

Using my silhouette machine I cut out on black vinyl the herb names. I applied them to the pallet and there you have a vertical herb garden.

Then we added flowers to our fence flower pots and planted some tomato plants.

With fresh herbs and tomatoes plants growing its starting to feel like summer.

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Like a Kid in a Candy Shop

When visiting Rockport we had a chance to check to Todd Farm Antique Flea Market, a weekly Sunday flea-market held in Rowley, Massachusetts. Oh my word what a treasure trove. 

When we first entered my heart leaped with delight! It's a junk collectors dream come true and I for one cannot think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning then walking around in the nice cool crisp morning air looking at the hundreds of vendor's displays of antiques, collectibles, nostalgic memorabilia and the occasional homemade artistic items. 

A New England tradition since 1971, the Todd Farm Antique Flea Market features up to 240 vendors from all over New England and New York. It's open every Sunday from mid-April through late November, though its busiest months are May, September, and October. Merchandise varies from antique furniture, vintage items, clocks, jewelry, recordings, tools to fishing rods, honey products, cedar fencing, vintage toys, and seasonal plants and flowers.

A local landmark, drawing crowds from throughout the region. If you are a fine connoisseur of yard sales, thrift shops, antique stores and flea markets then you will feel right at home at Todd Farm.  If I still haven't convinced you that this place is great, check out my finds...

Enamel cylinder, antique dough trencher, and hand crafted iron hooks. 

The was so much more I could buy, but space in our vehicle was limited since we had to carry our luggage

Address: 285 Main St., Rte. 1A Rowley, MA 01969
Phone: 978/948–3300
Hours: Apr.–Nov., Sun. 5 am–3 pm

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