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It Has Begun

As some of you may recall, I like to do DIY projects. 

Last year I built a deck with 4 post attached with future plans to but a pergola on it.  Well the time has come, it now has a top.

Built July 2019
It still needs some more slats added to it…but its a pergula!

This was done Saturday. 

While the guys were working on the deck I was busy making an outdoor sofa.

That’s my sister-in-law making use of the sofa already.

I learned several things. The most important ones are that I can do anything I set my mind too and that I can not cut straight lines with a hand saw. So I was in need of a new toy….

I am hoping to break this in today. Got a bit of reading to do first on proper usage…. then look out!😀

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A Little DIY Project

On Pinterest I saw a lot of DIY birdbath ideas that looked fairly simple to make. So this evening I decided to make one.

My goal was to take photos of each step but once you are in a flow you sometimes forget to pause to take a pic of the progress.

What I used:

  • 4 plastic flower pots
  • PVC pipe about 2 1/2 feet (left from a past project).
  • Metal serving tray
  • Spray paint (left from a past project)
  • Gorilla glue
  • Gravel & a few stone for a fish tank

I think if you bought all the items you would spend approximately $20.00/$25.00. The gravel and stone choices will vary the price a bit.

I spent a total of $11.00 for this project. Most of the stuff I already had left over from other projects.

I drilled a 1 inch hole in the bottom of the pots then I painted them.

While I waited for them to dry I put the PVC in the ground about 6 inches.

Now that the pots have dried I put them over the PVC and glued them together.

Once I was satisfied with that, I put the serving tray on top and glued to the top of the flower pot.

Now it is time to add the gravel, stone, and water.

Tomorrow I will add some touchup paint to cover where the glue dripped and take a picture from the top so you can see the gravel and stone I used.

I will be putting mulch and edging around it to make it stand out a bit more.

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