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Monday, June 24, 2013
Pin There, Done That - Beach Tent
.....ah yes. If I could only get paid to surf Pinterest - I would do it in a heartbeat.
It's one of those time-consuming tasks...... I'm really tired when I close it down, I spent so much time looking at Pinterest that I don't have time to cook the delicious meals that I've pinned, I could go on and on.
I have made several meals using recipes that I pinned, as well as done several projects.
Here's one that I am especially proud of. We felt the need to have some shade at the beach during the summer. I saw a post on Pinterest that I fell in love with. (No average Joe beach umbrella for me!)
As I did some spring yard sailing (I try not to go much because I find fantastic deals that I don't have space for) I found fabric that was perfect for this project. An interior decorator was getting rid of stuff and had some high quality fabric, still on the roll, brand new - about 10 yards of it for $3 (for the entire roll, not per yard).
I cut a rectangle, finished the edges and sewed some straps. The husband and I hit Lowes and purchased some pvc pipe - light weight and inexpensive, tie down straps and stakes. We (he) made an upside down "U" that would come apart for easy travel. He also added some grommets to each corner to hook the straps to.
Turned out pretty good - huh?
When we disassembled it, we simply rolled up the fabric up on the top pole.
Too bad that we made this specifically for the dogs, yet they are NEVER (at least I hope never) going to the beach with us again. We had to be within sniffing distance to them. When we tried to get into the water, they barked. They barked at other people, other dogs and whined to get petted by the children they saw. On top of that, they woke us up at 6:00 every morning....just to go into the other room and fall back asleep. They don't get out much - for good reason!
This project was very inexpensive and easy to do. The majority of time was spent discussing the most effective and least expensive way to execute our plan.
If you are interested in the measurements, leave a comment or email and I would be happy to pass them along.
How is your summer going? I hope YOU don't have to get up at 6:00 each morning on YOUR vacation!