I love how this looks in my garden, but the making of the corked garden sphere was a pain in the neck! I harvested from my cork collection (how did it get so large?!) and glued the corks on to a cheap, round light fixture.
I used a tube of clear silicone to do the attaching.
The gluing wasn’t difficult, but it was frustrating and time consuming. Each cork threw the sphere off balance, so I had to adjust the sphere routinely in order to keep the topmost area free for a new cork or two.
Then I had to let the silicone set before I could readjust and add more. Patience is not my strong suit, but I found I could add a few corks, read a little, add a few more corks, clean a little, add a few more corks, cook a little, …. You get the idea! I’m very please with the final outcome.
Dan the Man and I were having a couple of great friends over for dinner, and because the weather was so nice, I decided we should eat outside. We weren’t planning to have a fancy formal table on the patio, but I wanted to dress it up a little.
First, a trip to Hobby Lobby. I bought blue patterned scrapbook paper and bandanas. The paper served as placemats, and the bandanas were our napkins.
For just about $5, I had an easy table setting perfect for the patio.
Cheap and easy!
Dan the Man and I have been in the midst of having our leaky master bathroom shower replaced. If we ever survive all the construction dust, I know we’ll enjoy the new spot. The end is in sight, so I’m beginning to work on the layers of brown gunk over every surface. First stop, silk plants. Today I used a cleaning hack I learned from an interior designer — Lysol disinfecting spray. Read the rest of this entry