Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Piano repurposing part 6: Piano Harp Trellis

When we decided that we were going to repurpose this piano we wanted the projects to be useful things and to be part of our lives.  The piano harp sat all winter covered at the side of the house, just kind of in the back of our minds.  A couple of weeks ago we were working in our backyard.  Suddenly it hit both of us what we needed to do with the piano harp.

The first thing we did was spray paint the back of the harp to prevent rusting and give it some protection.

Then we dug and we dug.   We dug a trench that was about 6' wide and 2' deep we wanted to make sure that it wasn't going to go anywhere.  I forgot to take pictures as we were burying the bottom of it in the ground.  We put rocks in front of and behind of the base of the harp inside of the hole and then filled it in.  The harp isn't going anywhere, between the rocks, the depth of the hole, and how much we packed in the dirt around it, both of us really pushed on it to make sure it wasn't going to move on us or fall over. 

We added a couple of climbing roses, now to wait for them to fill in, we are excited to see it at the end of the summer.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Front Entryway

Completing the front entryway has been going kind of slow, since so many other projects keep popping up of things that have been needing to get done first.  Finally I did the last few things to complete it and I love how it turned out!!

To see how I made the coat hanger check out here and the bench check out here.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Necklace Holder

Okay so confession time.....I have an addiction to Paparazzi Jewelry.  If you haven't tried it you should!!  It isn't expensive and it is cute!!!  So......because of my addiction, I have run out of space. I was getting tired of my necklaces getting all tangled up and I couldn't see all that I had. I decided to do something about it. This is what I came up with.

It started with me asking my husband to cut me an 18" long piece of wood. Then I stained it. 

It's kind of hard to see, but after the stain dried I marked out dots evenly for the hooks to go, I marked every inch and half.

To make it easier to screw the hooks into the board I made a little hole in each spot that I marked.

After screwing in each of the hooks, I added the vinyl and a couple of hangers on the back of the board.

The finished product!!!! I love it!