Tuesday, October 5, 2010

"Tooting My Own Horn" For A Minute

In addition to cooking and baking, I enjoy scrapbooking, knitting, painting, drawing, reading and just about anything where I can create something with my hands. My most recent project was redoing my patio with as little money as possible. With the weather finally cooling off here, I wanted to have a space to sit out and enjoy it. My first part was to give a "face lift" to a small old table that is out there. (This table has been around my family for as long as I can remember.) After giving it a serious scrubbing down, I gave it a new top. At Lowe's I found flooring tile for 88 cents/tile and bought only 2. I put one down in the middle then cut up the second to cover the edges of the top.

Here's a top view-- now the plastic table has a stone top. (2 self-adhesive flooring tiles from Lowe's, 88 cents each)

Here's a side view-- I used the middle of the second tile for a center piece on the bottom and used the rest of the second tile to fill in around the top.

The second part of this project was getting more chairs. At WalMart, I found their plastic outdoor chairs on clearance. I bought one (with the intention of going back to get a second) for only $9. We do have two chairs out there now, they just don't match. :)
The next part? To hang up outdoor blinds I bought, also at Lowe's for only $15 dollars. :)

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