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Pineapple Wall Art

Welcome back to the Cottage, everyone.  Today's project has been 'in the works' for months and I just got it done.  There's no particular reason it took so long, it just kept getting brushed aside for other things until I decided it was time to finish it, since it is a gift for my daughter!

Her guest bedroom has a Pineapple/Flamingo theme and she saw a pineapple on Pinterest that inspired her.  The pin was sent to me and I started planning. The first step was to draw it out.
The horizontal lines were guidelines for the strips of wood that would go across the entire pineapple. I wanted to be able to cut complete strips, not tiny pieces when it came to the crown.  The template was traced on a piece of luan.
Using my jigsaw, the pineapple was cut and the edges were sanded.
Then the fun began.  I bought a few 5-foot lengths of lattice wood and started 'rough-cutting' them to fit. Each piece was measured a little longer than the width of the pineapple... ...and cut: Here&…

Party In Your PJ's #262

Welcome back to Party In Your PJs where your posts will be seen on two blogs each week.  I hope you find something that inspires you and you share something to inspire others! 



Let's meet the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared my Patriotic Sign for Ten on the 10th

I hope you'll check out all the fabulous projects that were shared for July 4th!
Here are my features:
Cold & Creamy Chicken and Pasta - Marilyn's Treats The perfect summer salad!
DIY Tea Bags + Printable Tags - Yarn Scissors Silk Tea Drinkers, you're going to LOVE this idea!
Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

Rules: Link to your post, not your home page. Link to something YOU made, wrote, or thought. No Etsy or business pages. Link Parties, Roundups, and Giveaways are welcome. Don't lin…

Patriotic Sign - Ten on the 10th

Welcome back to Ten on the 10th where a group of bloggers get together and share their ideas for under $10. Our theme this month is the 4th of July and I'd like to thank Benita from Chasing Quaintness for hosting this month. I have to be totally honest.  I don't really decorate for July 4th so this one was a challenge for me, but, after a little thought and some staring at my pile of pallet wood, I came up with an idea!
I grabbed a leftover piece of wood and gave it a good sanding.  Then I started taping-off the various areas.   I started with the field of blue.  After that was dry, I taped the stripes.  When everything was painted and dry, I did a little distressing with some 220 grit sandpaper. The wooden stars were in my stash of goodies and got two coats of antique gold acrylic paint.  When they dried, they were glued-on to the field of blue with E6000.  A piece of jute was stapled to the back for an hanger and this project was just about done. The entire sign was given two co…

Party In Your PJ's #261

Welcome back to Party In Your PJs where your posts will be seen on two blogs each week.  I hope you find something that inspires you and you share something to inspire others! 



Let's meet the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram


Here are my features:
Floral Bunting Birthday Card - Sum of Their Stories
Easy Sunflower Clothespin Wreath - Chas' Crazy Creations
Two amazing projects that you need to check out!



Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

Rules: Link to your post, not your home page. Link to something YOU made, wrote, or thought. No Etsy or business pages. Link Parties, Roundups, and Giveaways are welcome. Don't link and run! Please visit other links, make friends, learn something new, and leave a comment - because we all love comments!


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party…

Party In Your PJ's #260

Welcome back to Party In Your PJs where your posts will be seen on three different blogs each week.  I hope you find something that inspires you and you share something to inspire others! 

We are looking for another person to co-host Party In Your PJ's.  It's a lot of fun and we'd love to have you!  If you are interested, please contact Nina:  nina@grandmaideas.com 


Let's meet the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Lynda @ Review, Chews, & How-Tos Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter // Instagram
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram


This week I shared my DIY Garden Lights.

This is an easy and inexpensive way to add lights to your garden!

Here are my features:
This One is for Me - Bijou Bead Boutique
Upcycled Faux Cement Planter - Coastal Bohemian

Stop by to learn the details of each of these projects!


Make sure you visit the other Co-hosts at their blogs.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have …

Welcome to the Pig Pen!

A few weeks ago, my friend, Kim at Exquisitely Unremarkable had  this adorable pig pot hanger as a giveaway.  Since I have been collecting pigs for more than thirty years, I entered ..........and won! Thanks, Kim!
Isn't he adorable?   I took this as a sign that it's time to share my pig collection.  Are you ready?
It all started with this guy:
My husband had this bacon press when I met him and I fell in love with it (along with my future husband, of course!)  I started collecting and the larger ones all landed on top of my kitchen cabinets. Welcome to the Pig Pen!  That's the name this area has been affectionately given.  Let's meet the occupants....... Starting on the left is 'Watering Can Pig'.  He was a gift from my kids when they were little and really is a watering can, not that I've ever used him.  I love the hammered metal. Next is 'Farmer Pig' who I found sitting on a shelf in a discount store. I had to take him home, the blue jeans got me! Third …

Party In Your PJ's #259

Welcome back to Party In Your PJs where your posts will be seen on three different blogs each week.  I hope you find something that inspires you and you share something to inspire others! 

We are looking for another person to co-host Party In Your PJ's.  It's a lot of fun and we'd love to have you!  If you are interested, please contact Nina:  nina@grandmaideas.com 


Let's meet the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Lynda @ Review, Chews, & How-Tos Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter // Instagram
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram


This week I shared my DIY Garden Lights:
This is an easy and inexpensive way to add lights to your garden!

Here are my features:
Tomato-Basil Tea Sandwiches - 3 Winks Design
I can't wait to try these!

A Unique Nightstand Caddy - Pillar Box Blue
Any Dad would love this gift! Make sure you visit the other Co-hosts at their blogs.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you h…