I have a few projects in my mind to use up a bunch of fence picket scraps I’ve been storing, here’s one of them. The fence picket scraps are 3 1/2″ wide and various lengths. My Harvest Party is this weekend and I wanted something cuter to put some tin foil trays in. I’d seen something similar on Pinterest a long time ago. These are the large bread tins you use at Christmas time for your give-away banana bread.
The long sides and bottoms are 8″ long and the ends are 5″ long. The fence picket scraps were not wide enough for the bottom piece so I had some scrap siding laying around that happened to be the perfect width. I just cut it to 8″. Then I used some wood glue and my finish nailer (well my 10 year borrowed finish nailer, lol – thanks Wayne!).
Not sure if I’ll stain them or just clear coat them but they will be the perfect size for pickles and hot peppers.
My pumpkins are coming along. I probably have about a dozen this year. Pumpkins are truly the easiest and most low maintenance vegetable to grow!
I had several ideas on how I wanted to paint the kids’ picnic table but decided to go with a bright, happy color. This is Behr’s Aqua Fresco. I had Home Depot match it in their Behr Solid Color – Waterproofing Stain & Sealer. Just need to flip it over and finish the underside. I put 2 coats on the table top & benches. Love – such a happy color!
Happy, Happy Birthday to my wonderful daughter-in-law, Tara!!! Anddddddd Happy 5th Anniversary to you both! Love you two! xoxo
After! My grand vision is coming together!
I’m laughing because as I went to find the link I used for this table, I realized I put the legs on the wrong side of the supports!! LOL Anywho, as I’ve mentioned before, I have a lot of scrap wood in my barn. I also have some 2×4’s that my neighbor gave me because they were starting to warp.
This is where I just realized I messed up. The legs should have been on the other side of those supports. Now I understand why my center support was shorter than it was suppose to be, lol. Well . . . it looks good and should be ok?! right?!
I had pressure treated wood left over I used for the table top & enough of the warped 2×4’s to use for the rest.
Just need to stain or paint it! Here’s the original link – it’s an Ana White project: http://www.ana-white.com/2010/04/plans-bigger-kids-picnic-table.html
It’s pepper jelly time again! This is my second year of growing bell peppers. My bell pepper plants are producing some really good bell peppers this year. I think it’s the “Tums”. Every couple of weeks I push a “Tums” (I use plain ole fruity tums – generic brand) down into the ground around the base of the plant. I think the calcium is doing the trick. I haven’t experienced any blossom rot this year. This is what you need: 1 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers, 1 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar, 6 1/2 cups sugar & 25 shakes of Tabasco – I used Texas Pete. Add those 4 ingredients to a pot.
Bring to full boil over high heat. Remove and set aside for 20 minutes. Return to heat, bring to full rolling boil and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, add 1 certo liquid package and 1 teaspoon green food coloring. Stir, skim if necessary, and pour into prepared mason jars.
Here’s my set up. Pot with pepper jelly & ladle, funnel, small pot of boiling water with lids, 4 oz mason jars (hot out of dishwasher) and the jar rings. Fill with jelly up to about 1/4″ – 1/2″ from the top of the jar, place hot lid on and twist on (with oven mitt) the jar ring. I turn the jars upside down until all jars are filled and I’ve cleaned up my mess. I want that hot jelly to get that lid hot for a good seal.
I got 14 – 4 oz jars out of this batch and another batch to do this weekend. My bell peppers are a plenty! LOL – 4 oz jars are the perfect size to pour over 1 8oz block of cream cheese. I love to use “Wheat Thins” as the dipper – a delicious combo!