Remember that fence my sister and I tore down in this post? I have been so busy this past month, I forgot to post a picture of the shelves I made from some of the scrap wood. My sister took most of the wood to use as wainscoting in her dining room. Here is what I made. The pieces were broken and warped, but I’m okay with that as long as I have something for my thread. I’d been storing my thread in a plastic drawer, where the threads would get tangled and I couldn’t see very well what all I had in there. So, now the threads are on display where I can easily spot what I have, and I see that I need more to fill those empty spaces!
Here is a picture before I hung them and added thread. I whitewashed the one on the right, because I’d mixed some other wood on the sides, so the wood didn’t match. Plus, the top shelf was broken, so I added some wood glue to hold it together. The whitewashing covered it.
And, here they are with the thread. Don’t you think I need some more?
I also built a garden bed for my husband, so he could grow his vegetables in it next year. Before I got done, though, my back went out and was out for nearly 3 weeks. It’s amazing how happy you can feel when you are not in pain! :) It’s a little bigger than 4 feet by 18 feet and was made with the 4×4 posts that used to be part of our fence – we replaced it with the black chain link fence you see in this picture. I hope it lasts forever, because my back tells me it needs to last at least that long!
I am trying to get all these outside projects done before it gets too cold. We’re supposed to get our front porch mud jacked next week, so I can finally fix/replace the rotting posts and paint the outside trim work. Love me some eye candy!