Growing a Pineapple Plant

I’m growing a pineapple plant!

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I’ve been wanting to do this for quite a while & I’m finally doing it! What do I need to know? So far I’m just growing the roots in water right now.  I love that I can finally make this happen 😀

Have you done this & what advice can you give me?

I’ll track this pineapple’s status as it progresses.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!

 

The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest | Come On, Let Your Colors Burst!

 

 

Hi! Long time no post! 😀 I’ve been learning so much lately but there is still so much more to learn! More about my blogging learning curve later.  This week’s focus is on an awesome contest that these fabulous blogger’s are hosting:

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Evey’s Creations | Anastasia Vintage | Ciburbanity

Fern Avenue | Thirty Eighth Street | Dandelion Pantina

I know Evey from Evey’s Creations. Go check out her blog NOW! Her work is fantastic! I’m so happy I met her earlier in the year.  She is a huge DIY inspiration to me & I look forward to getting to know her more.  All of the other hosts are incredible too & in my small corner of the blogger world, I can’t believe that if I get this blogger thing going in the direction I want it to go, I’ll someday get to meet the rest of the crew at awesome blog conventions like Haven, of which they are All at right now! I’m extremely jealous & have my eyes set on going to future shows for sure! Who wants to help this “little” blogger learn more & have fun creating new projects too?

Any interested bloggers in future Flippin Contests contact Stacy (info@anastasiavintage.com) or Evey (info@eveyscreations.com)

For July’s Fab Flippin’ Contest I took my flip outside.  I love summer so much that I had to do an outdoor trash picked piece I found a few months ago.  I found this long & not normal sized pallette down the street & I just had to have it! I was going to post & submit June’s but I missed my deadline for submission & I’ll post about what I flipped after this fun project.

I hauled this out back finally & got sanding right away!

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My brother was nice enough to hammer in pieces of wood I happen to find at another trashed picked pile.  They fit perfectly width wise & he just had to cut them down a little shorter & hammer them in.  So happy that he had a chance to help me out with this too.

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Sand, wipe down, pick off “fragile” stickers & eventually I got to the fun part

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This may or may not have been a crucial part of my morning with this palette project.  Ugh, the bugs were really bad that morning :-/

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Here is the best part of this project!! I got to paint with Unicorn SPiT!!! They are the product sponsor behind the contest.  They have 11 vibrant colors that you can mix & match and create beautiful color palettes to paint with.  It’s also infused with Jasmine fragrance so painting with this is a real sensory treat too! I chose Zia Teal.  I love how smooth it went on,  even with the uneven old palette wood it spread really nice.  I used about a 1/2 of the jar and I can’t wait to see what I can use with the rest of it.  I love how bright the color is.  It’s such a great blast of color for my back yard area now.

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After painting I sealed the paint with this Polyurethane.

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I also had a minor craft fail.  I wanted a pattern on there so I chose a pennant shaped triangle from a stencil to paint on.  Well that didn’t go on so well.  So I painted over them & decided to go with white vinyl adhesive I had on hand.

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I traced the triangles from the stencil, cut them out,

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pealed the backing off & I got a much better & cleaner result.  I actually wanted to paint on a little shimmer on them to make it look like a shell inlaid pattern.

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Here is the end result! I love it! My husband eats lots of peanut butter & jelly sandwiches & I saved all of the jelly jars so I can make this into an herb garden.  I have a friend offering up seeds already! :DLove it! & hopefully I get a better batch of basil in it’s new planter home.

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Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to swing by the other blogger’s pages to see what they did for the July Fab Flippin Furniture contest. I hope your summer is coming along well!