In this episode of Simple Homemade Life we’re sharing why we’ve used soaker hoses in all our gardens to not only save water, but also to promote healthier growth. But what do you do if you have three 6 foot beds and a 50 foot soaker? You cut it up and put it back together again! We show you how easy it is and the tools you need PLUS the two table projects we’ve worked on recently – a faux marble countertop vanity and a cool rustic table with a metal table top (you won’t believe what the top is made from!).
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In The Vegetable Garden
Above is the easy vegetable garden watering system with soaker hoses in action. CLICK HERE to see that tutorial.
Supplies and Tips for Cutting Up Soaker Hoses
- Buy 5/8 inch or 3/4 inch size hoses and stay away from thin 1/2 inch.
- 5/8 inch and 3/4 inch size male/female couplings – either size works for both size hoses, but not for 1/2 inch.
- Male thread garden hose repair mender.
- Female coupler hose repair mender.
- Recommended soaker hose.
Here’s the link to the older soaker hose repair video we mentioned. It shows how to fix soakers that start to leak, which will happen with all watering systems eventually.
2 Tables In The Farmhouse
The Easy DIY Metal Topped Table
Isn’t this the coolest table? You’d maybe think that metal top had to have been fabricated or otherwise hard to come by – but no!
The cool galvanized metal top is the bottom of a pet kennel pan (really!) and the legs are made from basic lumber.
With its rustic style, it would work in any type of decor from cottage to farmhouse, to industrial, to modern. You can stain the legs or paint them and use any type of legs you want – even salvaged from another table. Really, the possibilities are tremendous!
And anyone can make a table like this with the supplies and video Brian made listing out the steps:
I’m pretty sure you’ll want to pin this for future reference!
Plus, we gave you a sneak peek of the painted marble topped dresser-to-vanity we’re doing for the main bathroom:
There’s lots of layers of painting, plus six layers of clear polyurethane coating. Next up is to do a bit of sanding and finish refresh on the bottom and fit in the sink and areas for pipes.
Stay tuned for more on this, as we’ll have videos of all the steps we’re doing to go along with the video we already have on making a dresser into a vanity!
Be sure to catch us in the next episode where we’re going to share the 7 Things That May Derail Your Old Home Reno – and what to do about them.
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