Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pretty pile of sand

My display is complete :)
Isn't it pretty :)















Hubby needed to put this pile of sand by the gate so vehicles couldn't get into the camp.
He thought I was going to be so disappointed.
But I thought of a way to make this ugly sand pile into something pretty.
We brought our old wheel barrel from home (it had a couple of tiny holes in it and a broken tire). We painted it (we, being Kristy and Wayne) one of my favourite colours.
And I placed it on the sand pile.















Then the whole family went out to pick rocks. Nothing bonds a family like rock pickin, teehee.
Then all of us placed the rocks on the pile of sand, then added crusher fines in between the rocks.















Today I planted my flowers.
I wanted different flowers, but this late in the season, there isn't much to pick from.












Onto My Day:
Wayne and I treated the deck with a sealent.
And we have been trying to keep cool. It is so hot here right now.
Last I looked it was 30C/90F.
Can't complain to much...at least its not snow ;)

Hope you all had a creative Thursday :)

Tracy :)

23 comments:

  1. I love the sand pile!! ;) The wheelbarrow/flowers are such a nice touch, it really pretties it up alot...love the red color too!

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  2. This is awesome! I love how you dressed up the sand pile, it looks amazing! The flowers are such a perfect touch to the wheelbarrow.

    I hope you are able to keep cool, you are right, at least it isn't snow :)

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  4. Great day google sure messes up my posts from time to time. Anyway, I was saying that you are so stinkin' creative and how pretty this pile of sand ended up being. Love the wheelbarrow and flowers, great job.

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  5. That is proving that you can make a silk purse from a sows ear. Great job! Connie :)

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  6. Adorable, Tracy ! So sad, my sis left this am...very quiet...not crafting, but getting my house back in order and enjoying the heat outside! :0)

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  7. Looks fantastic! I love how you turned something necessary and something discarded into something beautiful.

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  8. Love it! Looks much prettier than just a pile of sand :o) Caleb started a new craft today...latch hook kits! He loves it, not very fast yet so now we are doing that together :o) I hope he doesn't grow out of me too quick! Hugs!

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  9. I hope that pile of sand deters your thief...I assume that is what you are using it for.

    The wheel barrow was a great idea. It looks really nice.

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  10. I think it looks great!!! I have a spare wheelbarrow in my side yard I could do something like this. We are in a heat wave too this week- between 90-100. Thank goodness we have A/C.

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  11. Looks so cool! How very creative and love the new color of the wheelbarrow!!

    Shelby

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  12. You are so creative! What a great idea!! I love this :) Nothing much creative going on here today. I did get the grocery shopping done though. Lol!

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  13. That looks fantastic!!! Clever - very clever!

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  14. how creative! this looks fantastic! great job

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  15. Such a wonderful idea - so pretty. TFS

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  16. Such a great idea!
    Love all of the rocks around it!

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  17. For some reason your blog posts weren't showing up for a couple of days. I thought something was wrong because you hadn't been posting. Then all of a sudden 4 new blog posts popped up. Weird. Sorry to hear about your thief. Which is I'm guessing why you had to put the sand pile in. I think you guys made it beautiful! I love it. I never would have though of it. Is there anything you can plant in the sand so it comes out between the rocks? I have a black thumb so I know nothing of what can be grown where. I need to learn fast because my new yard is full of plants and gardens and it needs to be cleaned up and fixed because the owner decided to not do anything with it this spring since they were leaving.

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  18. What a beautiful deterrent for the unwelcome. Love the splash of bright colors atop the stone. Bet you all were sore when the day was done. Those rocks can get pretty heavy after a while :-)

    Love you - Leslie

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  19. Oh Tracy!! I <3 This! It's looks so awesome! Great thinking on how to pretty up the sand pile!! :)

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  20. That is the prettiest pile of sand ever! Love it! You have an email from me waiting.. tee hee

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  21. This is beautiful to see at your gate, as well as functional! You are multi-talented!

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  22. Glad it was a fun family project!

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