Saturday, September 5, 2015

Craft: Pallet Chicken Coop Part 2

So all the way back here in May, I started the idea of building a chicken coop out of pallets.

Because it would be cheaper, right? Not really.

Sure, I got a trailer load of pallets for free from the local horse supply store (of course when Steve wasn't home so he couldn't say no. ;))


But then, you actually have to pull the things apart. And by pull, I mean going out and buying a $150 saw to cut through the nails.

Truth be told, I got really good at it in the end (Steve was still refusing the idea at this stage) and I could dismantle one in about 5 minutes flat.

I ended up with a giant wood pile (which Steve thought would make great firewood.)


I drew up some plans based on some I found online. I was all set to start building.

Then after a day out with my sister, I come home to find this.


Totally not how I had planned it, but since I finally had Steve on board, I didn't care.

I did try to help with the build though.


And I helped to work out the annoying bits.


I can now add the circular saw and the reciprocating saw to my list of tools I can use. Together we came up with this.


And it sat like this in our backyard for an embarrassing long time (2 months!)


Because we couldn't be bothered to work out how to make the nesting boxes that stick out of the coop for easy egg collecting access.

Spoiler alert: we board it up and just put nests in the coop. It gets finished pretty quickly after that (next post coming as soon as I download my photos).

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Scrapbooking: Cars

Scrap the Girls September challenge is up on the blog - you really should go check it out. The sponsor this month is Fiskars Australia!

It's a sketch challenge and it's perfect if you have a truckload of Project Life cards that you really should start using up (like me)!


I used five PL cards this time! Only about 5000 to go!