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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Something Good from a Broken Ladder

Something Good from a Broken Ladder

After Christmas, we were at my daughter's helping to take down her Christmas lights. Hubby was up on the roof, getting lights and blowing off leaves. When he came down I was holding the wooden ladder for him. As he placed his foot on one of the rungs, it broke and the ladder smacked me in the face but I held on so he would fall. It was a 10 ft wooden ladder. 

He said, I will cut it up and throw it out. I had other ideas. I made him cut off the top, above the broken rung part, for me.  I knew I wanted to fix it up and put my flowers on it.

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It didn't start out like this, it was rather tattered especially after the break.  it had been sitting outside for awhile at my daughters. 

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I was originally going to leave it in its original state. However, I wanted to add boards so I could set my planters on it. I used boards from a pallet. It did not look good with a worn ladder and newish pallet boards.  

My friend gave me some stain when she moved and there was a Red Mahogany that was full. The others were not and I knew I would need lots of stain. So that is what I used. It is darker than I wanted but the stain was free and with all of the sun here, it will fade. 

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Hubby had to add a board from front to back on the bottom so we could then lay boards down and have something to nail to. 

On the second shelf, we nailed them from front to back since we could use the existing step and back rung. 

For the top shelf, this is where it folder out so you could place your paint tray. Since this piece folded down, we nailed the sides of it to the ladder and added another board. 

I added a coat of Thompsons Water Seal to the entire ladder. 

Now it was ready for plants. 
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I have lots of spider plants. You can't believe how many I have given away and even thrown away. 

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I was able to get many of my plants off the ground. I am thrilled with it.

When my daughter saw it, she said "is that my ladder"? I said yes. she wanted it back lol!

Monday, March 7, 2022

You're The Star - Garden Feature Week

Welcome to You're The Star - Garden Feature Week

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was very nice and I was able to work outside. I planted some butternut squash and acorn squash seeds. Last year I started them a little late so this year I hope I started them early enough. 

The leaves are still falling, can you believe it? Just as hubby got them picked up on Saturday, it was raining leaves on Sunday. We have quite a few live oaks and they just keeping dropping leaves. I hope they stop soon. 

Have a great week ahead.
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Saturday, March 5, 2022

Happiness Is Homemade Party

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party

Happy Sunday and welcome to the Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #417.  I am so delighted you stopped by the party.  

I have been busy working on a small dresser that I am stripping.  It was supposed to be a simple project that has turned into a big project. It is coming along however. The weather has been so nice, that I don't care about all the work, since I can be outdoors. 

I hope your weekend has been good and you have a wonderful week ahead. 

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Thursday Favorite Things Party

Welcome to Thursday Favorite Things Party

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Happy Thursday. It is hard for me to realize that it is still winter up north, especially when we are having 78 degree days. I started some seeds today and cleaned all of my flower beds and garden to get ready to plant.

I was telling my sister, who is in PA and she said, "sure, make me feel bad". Like I said, I forget it is early March and not everyone is enjoying nice weather.

Have a great day and a wonderful upcoming weekend.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop 

Welcome to our party. Here we are on the first day of March.  A new month is beginning.  My Mom was excited this morning because she said, it is that much closer to spring weather.  After this cold winter, she is ready for it to be nice. 

We actually cooled down yesterday and today from the heat of last week. It has been a pleasant 74 degrees. I am actually sitting outside writing this post. I hope the rest of your week is awesome. 

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