Saturday, May 11, 2013

  I have been working on rental property and I have not been able to post for over a month, but I took a weekend and did a project in my own back yard, that I actually found on Pinterest. The hard part was finding a large enough tire, and I have a very close friend that runs heavy equipment that I mentioned I needed, and he showed up one day with my tire. First off, figure out where you want your pond. Measure your space. There is no moving this size tire. You have to use such a large tire. Next, shovel your hole. My daddy used to have a water garden nursery, and he would tell clients to use a sack of flour to mark their spot for their pond, because it will not hurt your ground, and you can tell where you need to dig. Lay your tire, and sprinkle flour around it where you want it if you have never done this before.



Start digging. Measure your tire to see how far you have to go. Mine was 2 feet. So I went another half to work with. Then level your dirt on the bottom. VERY IMPORTANT!!! 

I seen on pinterest that they are laying plastic to hold water. BAD IDEA. This will disintegrate very soon in the sun. It starts breaking down. I used 2 bags of quickcrete.   Smooth it out on the bottom so your pump will set level. 
 I chose natural Arkansas rock to place around mine. You could place block, brick, etc. Whatever you chose.  I bought a pump at Home Depot, and to make sure and seal the pond good, buy a can of 10.00 Leak Seal Tar Spray, and spray all around inside the tire, to assure that it does not leak.
Now you have a beautiful pond to enjoy!!!!!!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Barn Wood 
Sewing 
Table

 I told my husband that I was so upset how my sewing table was not big enough. Being the gentleman that he is, and wanting to please me, he went to work in the shop.

He used his favorite barn wood that he likes to make his cabinets out of, and used his legs that he had set aside to make a certain table. 

The things that they do for us!!!! Looks great doesn't it? And to top it off, he said he liked it himself and has material to make an extra one for our booths!!!  

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


I found out just this week that I am going to be spending all my time at home, and will never be able to go back to work do to some health issues. Kind of depressing. But my grandma taught me some things when I was only about 10 or 11 years old, that I LOVE doing. Sewing, baking, canning. I think I will put it to good use. I started making some things this week, and it made me realize how much fun it is. People need to stop, and take time to get back to real life and enjoy it. Have a blessed and wonderful day and evening.




I have been so busy working on our new tables, that I haven't taken time to talk to my blog. I am loving these farm tables. I put the first one in my home, then I took it out, and put the 3rd one in. I think they would be great on a large porch also.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


One of my bedrooms I could not figure out a way to put the remotes or a lamp by the bed, because the room is so small, and I do not have another nightstand. I remembered that I had all of these OLD crates sitting around, but I didn't like how low it was on the floor. I stationed it to the wall. It worked great! Now I have tons of old cans, tins, bottles,etc. and I am going to work on making an arrangement of some type to go beneath it, so that it doesn't look so empty. 


We have had nothing but cold, rainy days, so I have spent the time working on my own home. I hung a new shelf, and added some new pieces I had from our family. Our walls are so full, I am now hanging things from our tin ceiling!! I had a friend over after church Sunday and she said it looked like Cracker Barrel. I don't know if that is a compliment or not. I think that they are so full of junk, you can't see it all!!   Oh well, I love antiques!!!!!!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

I have shown how I LOVE sharing my projects with my blog. Well, here is my latest one, and I love it so much, I have started another one just like it!! A farm table!!
It started very simple, and I was going to just stain it, and I was so displeased. I stained the top pecan, and the legs, red mahogany. 
 So, I painted the mahogany, and sanded over different parts of it to bring out the stain, to give a rough, aged look. I polyed the top with 3 coats to seal it.

 I painted 4 different chairs, and added this give color. FINISHED!! I had a lot of fun with this project, and it is so easy. Just make sure and seal your work.

Doggie Bed

Doggie Bed

Doggie Bed From Chair

Doggie Bed From Chair
New Items

Swag Light of whiskey rings

Swag Light of whiskey rings
New Projects

antique chair

antique chair
denim decor w/ speriment splash

antique table w/ pennies

antique table w/ pennies
Gotta love chalk paint

Antique Door Bench

Antique Door Bench

primitive Bench

primitive Bench

Stenciled sign

Stenciled sign
New item for show

Burlap Napkin Rings

Burlap Napkin Rings
Harvest Decor

Antique Window

Antique Window
Another Window Project

Vintage cabinet

Vintage cabinet
Cabinet made of screen door