Monday, January 14, 2013

Drifting Along


What is this?  A roast in the oven?  On such a hot day?

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No, it is the second step in an attempt to sterilize some drift wood.
 
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The first step was soaking it a bucket of bleach and then drying it in the sun.

And the completed project to add a bit of beachy ambiance to the place:

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9 comments:

  1. Lovely wreath -- you are so creative!
    Peace,
    Muff

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  2. I never knew you went through this to be able to keep driftwood. I wonder it that is the same for other wood pieces found in the woods?

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  3. Your driftwood wreath is beautiful, but why do you need to sterilize it?

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  4. How fun to see that I am not the only one bleaching, drying, and then oven roasting driftwood! Our driftwood is so clean we could probably eat off of it, but I suppose I'd rather not. I use driftwood for my Santas. I also use a polyurethane sealer on mine before painting them. That keeps the wood from absorbing my acrylic paint unevenly. I don't think there is a sealer that would allow the beachy bleached look you need for your wreaths (which are wonderful, btw).

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  5. Now that is really clever and so attractive. I am curious about the need to sterilize also.

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  6. Amazing how this turned out. Really love it and would love to see another picture of it. haha
    You are so creative and I myself would not of been able to show my oven I noticed yesterday while cooking a roast that it is time for a good cleaning.
    Caught up with you while I was visiting this morning and I am glad you are keeping up with your writing. I don't think I will ever truly be happy until I sit down and start mine again.
    Your walks on the beach with your sweet hubby have me a tad jealous. My heart aches to live on the beach again. I grew up on the coast of Texas and have never got over leaving it.
    I guess one of the reasons I just had to go to Maine this past year to visit their coast line.
    Regarding your comment about Grey Gardens. I too wondered how these two survived the conditions they lived in for as long as they did.
    I read where the younger one lived a long life after the death of her mother. Thank goodness she did sell and move out of those conditions.
    Have a wonderful week and while walking the beach kick up a little sand for me will you.
    Love
    Maggie

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