No, I don't think it was any of those things, I think it was because I can't pass up something for a buck.....and because we didn't have one anymore due to that storm.
Kids need a place to sit to eat ice cream right? My momma told me 'ya can't eat it in the pool. She never bought me funny goggles though, so I hope that makes up for not letting them eat ice cream in the pool.
The table mosaic was made well before I knew what a blog was. Just picture a typical glass top patio table with an umbrella. The only difference is that mine cost a buck at a garage sale.
I thought I was pretty clever using scraps of stained glass shards and attaching them right to the table top with clear silicone. They were grouted in and the table tripled in weight, never to be blown over again. It is going on it's 6th year.
I can't say the same for the umbrella though.
Then I thought I had another clever idea - to make a two sided mosaic screen to hide our air conditioning unit, which was as ugly as every other air conditioning unit I have ever seen, problem was that ours was smack dab in the corner of our patio.
Remove the air conditioning from my house or disguise the unit? Guess you know how that turned out.
One clever idea led to another and I posted the clever hideaway on HomeTalk where some of the commenters made sure I had it the proper distance from the walls.
Everyone's an expert 'ya know?
But mostly folks thought it was a pretty way to hide the ugly air conditioner. I made the disguise the same summer I made the table. I must of had a lot of spare time that year.
And I guess because that air conditioner screen is so clever, HomeTalk thought I would recognize other clever projects and asked me to curate a board of clever hideaways.
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1. A clever outdoor shower. 2. Air Conditioner Screen. 3. VERY clever watering system with hidden hoses (this one is on my list to do).
4. A disguise for your TV cable box. 5. Hide modern gadgets in your vintage style. 6. Burlap bag hides a 5 gallon bucket. 7. Big dog = big dog food bags. 8. Fire pit table for when it's hot, not when it's not. 9. Got craft paint? Make a door. 10. TV Screen Screen. 11. Breadbox Charging Station hideaway. 12. Award Winning wall vent cover.
13. There is no 13 here it didn't fit. So click the image and see the clever way a drop down ceiling was replaced with bead board. In fact, while you're there click on all 12 of the clips to see just how clever those hideaways really are. You don't have to have a blog to visit HomeTalk. HomeTalk is a social hub powered by user generated content. It's a great place to find DIY projects of all kinds, inside the home and out. If you need tips or have some questions you want answered, or just want to browse for ideas, HomeTalk is a spot you should check out.
And someone will always let you know just how far you should have your air conditioner screen from walls and mosaic hideaways!
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