How to Make and Outdoor Window Mirror

I already had this mirror window with the shelf in my laundry room but thought it would serve a much better purpose out on our new patio. 

I attached window shutters on either side to match the other faux windows I put on the large fence sections I built.  I hung it on the opposite end of our pool area so it reflects the pool area.   I found these shutters in my neighbor's garbage a few years ago and thought that I would eventually make something out of them...I was just about ready to get rid of them, but just in the nick of time...I was able to use them.   I had just enough shutters to make all the faux windows and had some spare wood to make the shelves.

Check out my invention below.  Its a holster with a patented built-in blade snapper.

Pool Filter Cover Up Box

The bottom portion of the bar is a big box I had someone build years ago to hide our unsightly pool filter.  It has heavy-duty wheels and just rolls out, so we can easily service the filtration system.  It also cuts down on the noise. 


I removed the old top and made a sturdy extended bar top, using some marine plywood and cement board, and then tiled it.  The brackets you see are some old plant brackets I already had.  I primed the old weathered wood box and gave it a much-needed facelift.


Toilet Tank Flower Pot

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When we replaced our toilet, I asked my husband to not throw away the tank portion of the toilet.  I thought I could make something out of it someday.  He thought I couldn't be serious.  I asked him to "Pretty please?" set it aside and not put it in the garage.  I did eventually get around to it even though I think it may have been about a year when I came up with this idea.

I used epoxy to attach a frog where the handle used to be and put another frog up in the flower pot...he's charming his friend to come up in and have some fun! 

I used epoxy to attach four flower pots up-side-down to create the legs and painted a watermelon on the front, using paints for glass.

I love my new flower pot, and nobody has recognized it as a toilet tank yet.

Hope you enjoyed my blog about toilet tank flower planters.  You may also be interested in checking out my patented invention.  It's a holster for snap knives, but the cool thing is the handy built-in blade snapper allows you to snap segmented utility knife blades using only one hand!

Snap your knife blades fast!

The patented BladeEater® holster snaps blades faster and safer, using only one hand!

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Yours truly,
Mary Kay Hansen

Real Cork Top LED Lights

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 Light up your party with these real looking led string lights for bottles!