Will doesn’t have school today so we have a super quickie post because I gotta go break up a fight, wipe a nose or bottom and give someone a snack. Seriously…why didn’t any one tell me that when school is not in session, it’s complete chaos?! I think any deviation in the normal routine is suddenly like the world is exploding. So. Much. Noise. I am sure I will miss it one day but for now, let’s just blow through this post so that nobody gets wedged in a chair or stuck in an air conditioning vent or something crazy.
Today we are making a very fun little plant stand out of scrap wood! I had some plywood that I didn’t want to throw out and I decided to see what I could make from it. In our pile we had a few 2×2 sticks of lumber and so I grabbed a few more to make this really fun plant stand. I would recommend using it indoors but if you paint it with exterior paint or seal it well, consider it outdoor friendly too 🙂
The process is super duper simple. Cut 16 (or 8 if you only want 1 leg per side) of the 2×2’s at 15″ each. Cut your plywood (mine is 3/4″) to an octagon shape with 6″ sides. Then screw them all together leaving 1″ gap between the legs. I attached the legs to be four four inches higher than the top of the plywood so that it would secure the pot inside.
Attach and stain and enjoy! It was so simple but looks great. Isn’t it so fun? Scrappy wood for the win! And the stain is Rust-Oleum’s American Walnut….first time I have used this color and it’s so nice and warm and rich. It’s perfect for outdoor color because it makes greenery POP.
So that’s my little project….what have you guys been up to? Anyone? Anything? I want to get crafty soon. I asked Santa for craft clay last Christmas and have yet to break it out! Shame on me right?! Hopefully this weekend I can make some fun creations. I love these marbled bowls from A Beautiful Mess so maybe I’ll try that one.
And also….tonight is date night! Wahoo! I am super excited to have childcare for the big kids and get to go out to dinner with my main squeezer Jeremy the bearded wonder. We also will have a little stow-a-way….seriously….pray that the baby behaves, mmkay? Mommy wants to actually sit down on this date and use big words with Daddy 🙂 We have a serious agenda that we need to discuss….christmas presents. Yeah. Christmas is coming and I have a feeling that it is gonna feel like a train has hit us. We also have another serious item to talk about….family photos that we are getting taken this weekend. Yup. It will be the first time EVER that Jeremy and I have hired a photographer for family pictures and I am a little nervous. Any tips for not losing a kid or your mind during pictures? I have a feeling that Jeremy is gonna be REALLY excited to talk about these topics. Maybe I’ll throw him a bone and ask him what his back squat max is just so that he pays attention during the conversation 🙂 #crossfitaddictionisreal
Lastly…Amazon is having a big $5 magazine sale. Thought you would want to check it out — CLICK HERE (they make great teacher gifts!!!)
EDIT : Bwahahaha!!!! I already posted about this project once and literally forgot to move it to my “Done” folder so here it is once again! Talk about a open palm to forehead moment! I must be tired 🙂 forgive me mmkay and thank you for being that polite friend that is letting me retell you the same story twice 🙂