Sunday, October 9, 2016

Early Birthday Present - A Stackable Composting Bin

My husband surprised me this weekend with a homemade stackable composting bin he saw on the Internet. The way it works is that you unstack it and begin to add matter to the 1st section. A layer of browns (like dead leaves, newspaper, cardboard or straw) followed by a layer of greens (like grass clippings, coffee grounds or vegetable scraps). Add sections as needed to raise height of bin.

When you get ready to "turn" the compost, remove the top section of bin and set it as close to the other three sections as possible. Then just start moving the compost into the single section working your way through the entire stack of compost replacing tiers until all compost is moved over.

I love it!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

First Steps in Remodeling Daughter's Bedroom

Now that daughter has moved into her own apartment and is away at school, it's time for a complete redo!

All the before pictures, all pink and black with bed stripped down.

After photo's of bed and nightstand.

The nightstand was mine back in the 70's. It was yellow, green and orange back then, the popular 70's colors, yay. Then no telling how many times my Mom painted it. As I distressed it, I see Southwest pinks, turquoise, brown and some yellow. I'm leaving it like it is but I may replace the old drawer pull.

The bed has a newly purchased sherpa down comforter set from Bed Bath and Beyond, a handmade quilt made by my grandmother years ago, cream colored flannel sheets (because winter is not far off), a denim bed skirt that is actually for a king sized bed but I made it work by cinching it up in the middle and throwing the mattress back on top, and a denim colored chenille pillow. I want to add some farmhouse pillows as well. Maybe some with ticking stripe in colors other than blue.