We’ve all heard the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” Spring is such a wonderful time of growth and change; the days are getting longer, we’re outside more, and planting season is in full bloom. For this week’s blog, I … Continue reading
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Can we say “Welcome Spring!” How I love it! Doesn’t it automatically cause you to think of family grill outs, planting your gardens, riding bikes, the coolness of the mornings… oh I just love it! Well part of our spring consists of revamping… you ask, what are you revamping? Anything and everything! We see it as the season of refurbishing! Below is our newest re-furbished piece… hope you enjoy!
Cable drums are used mostly for hauling large amounts of cable wire. They are hard to find apart from inside electric companies and such. On the other hand, you may get lucky and find one at a scrap yard or a dump site. If you do find one… don’t let it get away! You can find many uses for them! They come in all sorts of sizes, which makes it perfect for different projects!
For instance… a friend of ours found 2 and gave us one! We decided to make ours into outdoor patio furniture! It was easy, fun, and it looks great!
What You Will Need:
*Cable Drum, size of your choice
* Stain- color of choice, we used Dark Walnut
* Rope- found a bundle at Lowes for $8.00
* Patio Chairs- ours were a yard sale find for $2 each!
* First of all clean off the cable drum, make sure there is no oil or dirt on it.
* Secondly, sand down any rough spots or edges, you could use your hand to sand and a grit paper 100.
* Thirdly, Stain your cable drum.
* Allow stain to dry.
* Add final touches by wrapping the rope around the base of the drum.
* Lastly, find matching chairs. Like I said, we found some at a yard sale for $4 total! Keep your eye open for those good deals! They are far and between!
We added our $2 plant to the table and I just love the feel it gives!
In sitting and enjoying this weather it takes me to Deuteronomy 10:14 (convenient that it is the Book we are in during chronological!)
“To the LORD your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it.”
How good it is to know that He owns it all. May we not forget today that HE is the author and finisher of our race and has the authority to do so, HE created us! Amen and Amen.
St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow, and while most of us won’t celebrate by going to the “pub”, there are still several ways to enjoy this colorful, festive day!
Whether you’re getting together with friends or hanging out with your family, why not take this opportunity to talk about the things that make you consider yourself lucky? Can’t think of much? How about the friends or family you have? Or the way God loves you? Chances are, if you take a minute to think about it, your list-o-luck is quite lengthy!
From the Long Hollow Women’s Ministry to you, Happy early St. Patrick’s Day!
Here are a few items that might be fun to try or good to know:
1. Did you know…
St. Patrick’s Day is the most widely celebrated saint’s day in the world (which would include St. Valentine’s Day)! It is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutheran Church. It commemorates Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.
2. Click here for St. Patty’s Day crafts and decorations, including straw toppers, table arrangements, and even clover hair-pins!
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5. And for dessert, of course…Lucky Charm cupcakes! Click here to find the recipe!
Will you try any of these that we’ve listed?
Let us know what you think!