Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pallets, Pop-Bottles and Projects at Random...

A few things going on around the house this week and I'm linking it to Deb's Dandelion House
INSIDE: 
 I bought this medicine chest about 1 year ago... it was in the 'Guest Room' amongst the other piles of stuff I showed you earlier this week.

 I think I might have paid $10 for it. The door was missing.
It was probably not the best deal...
Cheapest one at Lowe's was $31...
So...cheaper than brand spankin' new... and I liked it for it's cottag-y vibe.
The pieces for mounting the door back on were broken so we had to NOTCH out for hinges. 

 By WE... I mean ...HONEY...  I could do it... But I tell you the TRUTH... if I start a project at my house...he is on top of it... and, Well, before he retired... He was Shop Foreman. ~B.O.S.S.~
I'm just the crew photographer.

Here it is on the wall. I didn't mount if over the sink because - the mirror was too small. But I needed the storage. This took the place of a small round mirror I had here previously. 
It works. AND!!! 
It only took 1 year-- and Household Guest...(wink) 
OUTSIDE: 
 The LETTUCE , BEETS AND BROCCOLI bed.
 The LONE-SQUASH... in the lettuce bed.

 The Potager: Herb bed. CLOCHES a.k.a.--  POP-BOTTLES.  I have little tiny pepper plants under there. They still need some protection from the elements.  I hope this works!

AND NOW! I give you ....
 laying boxes! YES! WE'RE busy getting ready for CHICKENS!  I'M SO EXCITED TO GET ME SOME CHICKENS...
We built this mostly from Free plywood, siding, lumber and pallets.
This is the chicken house. Now this isn't complete. We've got to get chicken wire... I've been checking FREE CYCLE AND Craig's list for wire and any extra lumber that people maybe casting off.  Oh, and either shingles or metal for the roof. We'll see what we get. 

Honey has been working with the Son-in-law this week and will be bringing home some more pallets on Friday. 
And this is another POP BOTTLE  recycle project... 
Humming bird Feeders. 
They work too!  
See... 
Our first humming bird of the season. 

Don't forget about Farm-girl Friday... you can click the photo to get there from here. 

God Bless You 
and 
Thanks for Reading! 

14 comments:

Prior said...

Love all the projects going on... Chicken coop lookin' good...And I liked how you described your blog, lol, I didn't even try...too confused.

Lezlee

Jacqueline said...

you are going to LOVE having chickens. there is nothing like a truly fresh egg. super repurposing with the soda bottles... very creative!

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

I love all three of your around the house and garden happenings this week! You will LOVE having chickens, your shelf is adorable and such a wonderful born again creation, and seeing your raised beds flourishing is inspiration for me.. We are going to build some next week!
thank you so much for your entry!
LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
Deb

Katie said...

Love the projects! I am jealous of the gardens. We are far from that on the North Dakota prairie.
katie

Coleen's Corner said...

Love your little medicine cabinet! Only a year to get 'er done? That's speedy on my timetable :) Your little garden is growing well too. You're just gonna love your chickens... fresh eggs - yum! It doesn't get any better!

Faith said...

Chickens! You lucky girl....after my own heart..
so busy you've been, always something creative going on here...I'm on the hunt for a pallet myself.keep us posted.....

Granny said...

I love the little medicine cabinet. There's never enough storage in the bathroom and the towel holder on the bottom makes it even better.

I'm so envious of you being able to have chickens. I told Grampy I'm gonna get some chickens and tell my city slicker neighbors they're just big pigeons. ;)

Boho Farm and Home said...

Your garden looks great! Especially that lone squash plant. Can't wait to hear more about your chickens! How exciting!

Cindy said...

I really love that medicine cabinet, and it is very cottagey!
You have a lovely garden, I am jealous, I do not have room for very many veges, but I always have tomatoes, I can't go without my home grown tomatoes! How fun that you are getting layers! You will enjoy getting the eggs.
Hugs, Cindy

Teresa said...

You have been so busy! I love all of your projects that reuse items.

Mary Ann said...

I wish I could convince the Chief Builder here to recycle more... LOVE your ideas!

Linda said...

Lots of great projects! Love how the cabinet turned out!

The Boston Lady said...

Chickens! I'm most excited about your chickens! I don't know why, but I think it would be so great to have some. Also your cabinet turned out terrific and your garden is awesome! Ann

Lindy said...

Your veggies are looking awesome! I love my chickens -- you're going to love yours, too!