Sorry I'm a day later on this post than promised, but as you'll see it is a lengthy one and took me longer to put it together then I was expecting. Sometimes, that is just how it goes.
To say the least I was a busy girl. I started out bright and early Saturday morning. You see, I was on a mission. And I had a list!
After a quick breakfast the girls and I were off in the truck to Home Depot for supplies. Along the way we stopped into Walgreens to pick up four bottles of laundry detergent that were on sale and I had coupons. 99¢ a bottle! I was super excited about that.
At Home Depot I returned some things I did not need. Since I had used a gift card to make that purchase they issued me store credit which was totally fine by me. We were there about an hour gathering up everything I needed and checking out a few things for future projects I have in mind. At checkout I used the store credit along with a $25 Visa gift card I had to pay for everything. My projects for the weekend cost $0!
We hit Fred Meyer on the way home for a few grocery items to get us through the long weekend and the rest of the week as well. After we unloaded the truck we hopped into the car and were off to pick up houseguest number one, a friend of my oldest daughter. Once home I got busy dragging out my tools and stringing cords. I was more than ready to get started.
Project #1 - Our Front Gate
I have wanted to tackle this one for a very long time. Our tenants had somehow managed to bend the living bejeezies out of the hinges, we assume by wedging some furniture into the four foot space and getting it stuck. Who knows for sure. But, by the time I got to this project this poor old gate was hanging on by a thread and a miracle.
|Old gates removed|
|Putting the old gate boards onto the new frame|
I carefully took it all apart, built a new frame, put the fence boards and lattice back on and got it hung back up. I was able to salvage all of the hardware and reuse it too. Then I added a barn star for a little decor and it looked really nice, but then I got to thinking.....
|Old hardware ready to be reused|
|New gate hung back in place|
|From the back|
So I taped of the star in the center and hit it with a coat of Rustoleum Claret Wine spray paint.
Not a bad transformation, huh?
Project #2 - Laverne - Exterior Touch Ups
Project #3 - Laverne's Countertop extension.
Project #4 - Laverne's Closet Shelf
Project #5 - Laverne Gets A New Step
Project #6 - Motorhome Cutting Board
Project #7 - Spring Clean The Pantry
It was on my May Goals list so it had to be done. While it was fairly neat and organized it had been a while since I had actually cleaned in there. So bright and early Monday morning I got to it. Everything out on the kitchen floor and then I washed down all the shelves with hot soapy water. Once dry it was time to put everything back.
Project #8 - Dripping Faucets
I lucked out on this project because a friend of mine, who happens to be a plumber came over and did this one for me. Our kitchen faucet was dripping so he got it all spruced up and stopped the drip.
That was my busy, but very productive and satisfying holiday weekend. How was yours?