Random This & That
Happy Saturday! I am ready for a fabulous birthday and anniversary weekend with a lot of fun stuff planned. What are you up to this weekend?
Remember my “sink gone bad” project? Well, we were finally able to put it all together. It’s far from perfect, but when we moved here 9 years ago, we made a deal with ourselves that we weren’t going to get perfection from a 101-year-old house. And I’m getting better about it with each year that passes.
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Here’s where we started. I love this vintage sink but it just wasn’t very practical.
You can see the peeling and chips better in the above picture.
Here’s the reproduction sink ready to be installed.
If you were here last week, you saw this. Not at all what I expected.
And here’s the new farm sink in its new home. I won’t point out the imperfections. I’m sure I will forget all about them one of these days.
We were also busy finding a new home for this vintage column I found a couple of months ago.
We decided to split it in two and put a piece on either side of the kitchen/living room opening.
We like the location but now we have our eye out for a much bigger and better vintage corbels to replace the existing ones above. It just doesn’t look quite right with the way the two come together here, but I know we’ll find just the right piece for both sides. Stay tuned!
In the Garden
This is the week I’ve seen the most progress in the garden this summer. The dahlias are finally starting to pop up along with the black-eyed Susans and strawflower. I am so excited to share more pictures with you next week. You won’t believe everything I captured.
I have the most beautiful dahlias starting to bloom from tubers and seeds. The colors are amazing.
I planted three varieties of strawflower this year.
The black-eyed Susans are going to bring the most pop of color to the garden for the rest of summer and early fall.
Have you joined my Gardening Tips & Tricks group on Facebook? If you have, I would love for you to post some of your garden pictures so we can see what’s happening where you live!
What’s Happening at Shiplap and Shells…
Have you ever thought about growing your own cutting garden but aren’t really sure what you might be getting yourself into? I’ll share some of the cut flower garden “dos and don’ts” that I’ve learned along the way.
Does the holiday season have a way of sneaking up on you? I have the perfect solution! I have 9 simple ideas to start preparing for Christmas in July.
My Favorite Inspiration Around the Web…
My friend Leslie at My 100-Year-Old Home shares her recipe for easy ice cream cupcakes.
Wait until you see the gorgeous European-inspired potager garden my friend Chrissie at Chrissie Home and Design created.
This safety and pest tip.
This fall DIY project.
The perfect addition to your charcuterie board.
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Enjoy your weekend,