28 March 2010

Weekend Projects

In my spare time I have been turning this palette wood from this:



into this:



I'm working on a little project and distressing this wood is pretty time consuming but I am pretty happy with the results so far! I got a little 6 piece wood carving set this weekend and just started carving out grooves and holes and adding gashes. After that was done I sanded all the edges to give it a soft aged look and then rubbed some dark stain in to it. The pieces still need a second coat but that will have to wait until next time. I will post more pictures as the project progresses or when it is complete. Just wanted to show you a sneak peak!

Also, this is what Michael has been working on. We were busy woodworkers yesterday. This is his dream finally coming true. A veggie garden for our backyard! He made the box this weekend and I just took this picture of him putting in this special soil he ordered today.



Our garden still needs a lot of love but we have a plan in place. Hopefully we can complete it before the summer begins. I will post some good before and afters when it is done! Hope everyone had a great weekend!


Eric said...

Awesome! Our garden is well under way...broccoli, cabbage, parsley, snap peas, garlic, cauliflower, lettuce, beets, radish, turnips, spinach, and mesclun all in the ground outside.

Tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, chard, kale, mustard, and celery are growing under lights in the music room.

And, a baby growing in Erika's belly.

Spring rules! :)

Eric said...

Oh! Add potatoes to the outside list, too!

brenda said...

wow, congrats on the garden. that dark soil looks so delicious, it seems like it would feel sooo nice between your toes.

Also... whatcha making with the wood?? I'll post some pic's of my "fish" soon. xoxox Brendie