This is one of those projects that was overdue, way overdue! I live in a neighborhood where most all the mailboxes are brick or stucco, and then there was my falling down, cedar trimmed box. Yikes, I'm really surprised my Homeowners Associated never sent me notice to replace it!
Since we have no bricklaying skills to build a brick mailbox, we set off to find a style we liked and could build with our skillset. On our weekly COVID-19 lockdown Sunday drives through the neighborhood, we spotted the perfect candidate. We took lots of pictures, but resisted the urge to actually get out of the car to take measurements.
Over a year ago when we built the bed-in-a-box, we knew we wanted some kind of decoration on the side of it. We were unsure what we wanted but when we got a Cricut Maker a few months ago, we realized we could design a custom stencil to use to decorate the box and that is what we did.
Read on to see how we did it.
A few weeks ago, I spotted a piece of plexiglass on the curb at a neighbor's house which was destined for trash pickup. I went back the next day to grab it off the curb. I didn't know what we would use it for, but knew a piece of plexiglass that large could come in handy for a project.
Shortly after I tossed it into the back of my car to take home, Steph came up with a use for it--a really good use!
As you may know, Steph has a podcast (totally unrelated to our blog). She and her blog co-host have been remotely recording during the pandemic. But recently they had a guest call in from Oklahoma and realized that the two of them needed to be in the same room to record this episode.
Can you see where this is going? Steph designed a portable plexiglass screen that could be used between them to help stop the spread of germs. She designed two different configurations. Pretty cool!
This is perfect for her needs, but could also be used this coming fall for someone wanting to sell at a crafts fair or show. There are lots of possibilities for its use.
This project was inspired by a light bulb--the Feit 3D Infinity Fireworks bulb. We saw it online and ordered one, then we ordered a second, and then a third! Take a look at the statement standing lamp Steph made with the three bulbs.
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This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.
With lots of time spent at home because of the lockdown plus beautiful, mild spring weather, Steph and I have been busy checking off a lot of maintenance projects that had been put off far too long!
Luckily, many of the tools we received for this quarter's The Home Depot ProSpective tool campaign to use and review lent themselves to our outdoor home maintenance projects.
The most versatile of the bunch was a 23 foot multi-positional ladder by Gorilla Ladder. We've purchased many Gorilla Ladders products over the years so it came as no surprise, that we were expecting great things from it!
We put together an entire video just to showcase all the things it can do. We used it to install a new garage lighting fixture, clean the screen porch inside and out, clean out the gutters and try out the scaffolding feature to clean the tallest windows at Steph's house. It did not disappoint.
I should point out that we have a love/hate relationship with ladders, especially the really tall ones. We learned that we both are afraid of heights while painting the house when neither of us could go past the sixth rung of an extension ladder. We finished that painting trim work with a creative brush we safely used from the ground!
Anyway, if you are looking for a ladder that feels secure, this is the one. Order online at The Home Depot and pick up curbside! It's a super convenient way to shop!
Read on to see what other tools we used to clean, maintain, and to make improvements at Steph's house.
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