Elegant Farmhouse Dining Set

Elegant Farmhouse Dining Set

Hi Friends! We are finishing up on this BIG BEAUTY! The table and bench were built from scratch by Patrick and I, and we refinished the chairs to match! The chairs actually came from our American Picking Day last week, and they went along perfectly with this set! We simply love the contrast of a dark top on a white base. It gives it a nice fresh, clean look. COMPLETE PERFECTION!Continue reading

DIY Bee Trap

DIY Bee Trap

Hi Friends! This week’s DIY project is wonderful for the Spring and Summer months. If y’all are anything like us, we have a HUGE problem with carpenter bees. Those little stinkers have drilled holes all over the outside of our shed. And as aggravating as they are, they are even more harmful to your outdoor wooden structures!

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You see, when carpenter bees drill their holes, they may only appear to be an inch or two deep, but it rarely ends there. The carpenter bee will turn 90 degrees and bore a channel from 6 inches to as long as 4 feet. Over time, this can cause weak areas in your lumber, and can become very unsafe.  It is not uncommon to find several pairs of carpenter bees nesting in one structure.  They frequently nest near each other and often in the same area year after year, causing extensive damage.  So, you may find old holes near newer ones.Continue reading