My completely homemade enclosures are still going strong, functionally. I do have plans to continue to upgrade them and to touch them up as well. You can see there are pieces the grout fell off, and one of the panels has snapped (i wasnt paying attention and rested my arm on it while trying to screw in the heating, and put too much pressure on it OOPS). Some of the hides that match the enclosures broke too, from over enthusiastic breeding snakes.
Theyre 4 x 2 x 2 feet, the absolute minimum I would consider housing an adult ball python in. They readily use all the space, including climbing opportunities. The large platforms give them a space to be elevated, and rest their bodies completely.
I have learned so much about making background decor, and i dream of replacing all the panels one day. But that would be a monumental undertaking.
I’ve been working on this all week. The first photo is from the MLS listing of my house, it shows the weird peninsula bar and Formica counters, plus the old sink and weird tile backsplash.
My parents (they’re in my bubble) came over to help me tear out the rest of the backsplash and the old counters, and install new birch butcher block counters.
We reconfigured the counter and tucked my drink fridge under the counter, using the peninsula support piece to trim out the end.
We also installed a huge new sink and faucet, and here’s a video of my sweet old dad getting a charley horse in his leg and my mom and I laughing while he hollers.
I oiled the counters with mineral oil just to protect them while I choose a stain color (I’m thinking Special Walnut) and today I get to go choose backsplash tile (hexagons? Subway tile? I can’t decide!) and put it in this weekend.
Just finished making a spell candle for Samhain! The fragrance is so strong but it’s pumpkin spice, dragonsblood, some apple wax melt (tossed it in when I was running out of wax lol) and some wax melts my witch friend bought me from Black Moon Botanica called Samhain which smells like pumpkin and bourbon. I topped it with pieces of shattered tourmaline I kept in a jar once it smashed into a million pieces :( and sprinkled dragonsblood powder and black mica.
It’s made with the intention for us to help evolve past beliefs that were holding us back and help us transform ourselves.