November 4, 2014

Garden projects,

Hello!  Long time between posts again, I have been making and doing I promise, but just not been blogging about it.  To remedy this, here's a snippet from what I got up to during the summer.  We have a large back garden, but when we moved in, it was very overgrown and full of weeds.  Its been a gradual job but it has slowly been tackled and out of the previous wilderness, is sprouting a haven with decking, gravel and raised railway sleeper flower beds.  


In one corner, I had the idea (possibly courtesy of Pinterest) of making the gravel area into a boules pitch.  This has been a huge hit with adults and children alike, and as the area is 'L' shaped, there was a little space for something else...


Making use of a chunk of tree trunk, which I know will rot but can easily be replaced when it does, and some pebbles, a little game of tic, tac, toe (or noughts and crosses) insect style.  This has also been a hit (ps, I used acrylic paint on the pebbles, which had a coat of clear yacht varnish over the top, and the black is blackboard paint, as it was the only black I had in the house!)

My next garden project is going to be these...


Another Pinterst find, made from painted bricks believe it or not.  Am undecided as to what paint would be best though, any ideas?

2 comments:

Georgia Thomas said...

WOW! Thats so clever! Might paint little swallows on some for outside steps. Georgia

http://georgethomasdesign.blogspot.co.uk/

Betsy said...

The bricks look like a cute idea. I love testing out Pinterest Tutorials on my blog http://pinbusterkitchen.blogspot.com/

I would suggest using regular acrylic paints from a craft store to paint them with. You might also check out some outdoor paint at a hardware store as they would probably have something that would work well on the brick.