Sunday, September 11, 2016

DIY Wooden, Stenciled Floor Tiles

I saw some painted floor tile online selling for approx. 19 to 28$ a I thought I'd try some myself. I white-washed them with some watered-down Behr paint, used 2 shades of gray for the stencil, then hit all the edges with a belt sander to cause an uneven bevel, which I painted a terracotta color. I wanted them to look old or chippy. Not sure about how to lay or grout them yet! I've made 70 15.75 x 15.75", but I need 70+ more!
Then 3 or 4 layers of poly...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Garden Isle Divers

Lovely guy...he reminds me of a pajama squid I once drew!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Kauai Chickens

Emery will fit right in as the missing 'Domino' Rooster from Kauai!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Sunrise Shell

Searching for 5 years, beachcombing, always eyeballing the sand for the ever elusive, beautiful sunrise shell; look at this one! Not a traditional yellow, but a spectacular orange!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Crawling Kauai

Well, one could never do this on Bishop's Beach--brrr!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Must Baby-Proof the Homer Home!

Although he has somewhat of a guilty expression at the moment, Emery decides he will learn to cook on the Irish wood stove with these fascinating utensils...just as soon as he's tall enough. (And if someone puts in the wood or coal!)

An Exhibition of Our Family's Creative Interests

This blog is designed to display a wide range of projects, some of which (quite possibly) have an interesting story or two! Major 'players' include Bailey and Nate, as the Molokai Kids, and the rest of our family and some friends...and whomever else has a bit of cleverness in their system! No special time frame here....we've all used our hands and brains for years. Mostly.

Naturally, there will be fish stories...

Naturally, there will be fish stories...
Will post the fishies later...!

Apparently Daffers won't stay off the furniture. Bad Dog!

Apparently Daffers won't stay off the furniture. Bad Dog!
Not a 'true' invention, by the way! But now that I think about it, the Hawaii furniture was either a rolled-up sleeping bag, a cooler, or a slightly-damaged lawn chair that a couple beers improved if you didn't mind slouching sideways...!


In the spirit of Halloween, we are all looking forward to "Frankenfish", the Molokai kids' attempt at ocean taxidermy.
Pull that puppy out of the closet!

Err, I mean fish.

The Frankenfish

The Frankenfish
The infamous taxidermied fish, pulled from the depth of a dark closet; rather dark and mysterious, just like the ocean depths....

Bailey Shoots a Moving Hare w/ a Pistol

Bailey Shoots a Moving Hare w/ a Pistol
Snoeshoe Paw