Summer means BBQ’s and family gatherings in the backyard. With Olivia’s cousins coming to visit this coming weekend, a DIY projects were in order. I found this picnic table on the side of the road about to be picked up by a dump truck. One persons trash is another persons treasures, right? Jamie had a wonderful, little supervisor as he took the table apart. It was easier to take the table apart in order to spray paint using two different colors. Screws and bolts held each piece together so a screwdriver or drill will help.Jamie picked out two “coastal” Valspar for indoor/outdoor plastic spray paint and primer colors. It took two good coats to really cover it and then one final coat of Rustoleum clear glossy finish spray to protect it. I think it turned out super cute!And the most important person loves it too!
Well, I was a good wife and picked up a Charcoal Grill/Smoker that was 100% free on the side of the road. Jamie decided to take on the “Mount Everest” of smoking meats and wanted to do a Brisket as his first smoking meat. After smoking it for over 10 hours, it was the best Brisket I have ever tasted! He did it a Texas style and I made the butter beans and corn from our garden and twice baked potatoes.