benches added to the farmhouse table. Now I just need to get some chairs for the ends and other seating...and well, there's a lot more stuff I want to do but won't get into it.
But for now, I figure I might as well figure out some of the lighting. I hung up the shepherds hooks to string some lights, but apparently there are no white 'Christmas' lights for sale in August. Figures. And I can't find my tub full of them. So I guess I have to wait until the stores start selling stuff for Christmas, which, lucky for me, is probably only a couple of weeks away :) Heck, I bet if I check Hobby Lobby right now they will have some Christmas stuff. lol
But then I got to thinking about solar lights. Those would work perfect. But how do you put them on your table without gagging at the site?....especially the ones I ended up getting for a buck a piece. Not the prettiest ones ;)
4x4 wood pieces varying in size
Drill bit and drill
Step 1: Disassemble the lights. The top should come off and you won't need the bottom.
Step 5: Drill into the center of the top piece of wood. Go about an inch down. Make sure your drill bit is large enough to fit the 'glass' piece of the solar light. "Glass" as in plastic :). If you don't have a bit large enough, like me...mine was just a tad bit too small...just circle it around the hole a little to make the opening bigger.
Step 7: Round 'em up with some jute or rope...or just leave them. Put them in a row. Whatever.
And there you go! I like this for the table because it's hefty. We get some crazy mighty winds around here, so I needed something that wouldn't blow away.
The total cost of this project was $5. $1 per light and the wood and paint I had on hand.