Look at what I did! I am so proud of my self…….
Last winter we battled mud and grime for months. I needed a cleaner way to get from the house to the work shop. One night, while asleep (does anyone else do this?) I solved our problem. Here is what I did:
I took three fence panels from Lowe’s, 8 x 6 feet @ $42.00 each.
I screwed 6 treated 2 x 4’s on the back running parallel with the boards that were already there. Sorry – I did not get a photo of that. I only used 12 long screws since I planned to take them out after I screwed each fence board into the 2 x 4’s from the opposite side. I then flipped the fence panel over and went to work.
Since I am a girl, and I am not afraid of what any MEN think – I stood all the screws up first with a tap of the hammer. I then went back and quickly screwed them in with a drill. Awesomely easy.
But to make straight cuts, I screwed a ‘guide board’ into the top of the panel, and then cut the panels into two foot wide sections:
For any MEN who may be checking out my saw…..I got this one at a garage sale. The previous owner had cut through the electric cable, and pieced it back together. I did not do that Here are the cut sections:
Next, I placed them in position, and stained them with my favorite Espresso colored deck stain. Now I have my walk way! The best part – except for the fact it was 11 degrees outside, it reminded me of a vacation at the beach, walking on the boardwalk. Sweet memories.
Now, to cover that trailer tongue….any ideas?
I need a load of mulch….and a few frowlies (my baby sis’s word for flowers – I like starbellies too – strawberries)
How many of you come up with great solutions for problems in your sleep? What were they?
Update: Lori, an amazing designer, did THIS for me:
I can’t wait to do this! Thank you, girlfriend! I can just see all my foster kitty’s sitting here soaking up the sun.
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