One of the first things I did when we moved into our home was to update some of the outdated finishes, like my ugly, pink countertops. I didn't have new granite countertops in the
budget, but I did have some paint, glaze, and a couple of sea sponges on hand. I did have to go out and buy some bonding primer and some polyurethane, but the total price was still under $30. You can visit my blog to the details.
Commented on Sep 13, 2012
If anyone feels they aren't creative enough and you have the budget to do it, you can buy kits
at home improvement stores with everything you need to create this look. I personally wouldn't be brave enough to do it without the kit. Wish I had that kind of talent. Looks great.
My friend constructed this garden completely from pallets. She filled it with rich amended soil and you would not believe the crop she has harvested this year. For more details....check out http://www.thistlewoodfarms.com/the-pallet-t...
We will be tearing out and re-doing the front beds in a few months when we replace our basement windows. I have never been happy with the overall look of the front but especially the R.
side (pic#1.) The driveway is on that side and we have an additional spot for parking in front of the house (you can see the edge of a truck in the pic.) I feel like there needs to be vertical interest but am at a loss. This area is on the South side and gets the late day sun (starting at around 4 'til sunset). How would you continue or incorporate your idea into the left..I'm anal about symmetry. By the way, Hubs does not like bushes and any tree ideas need to be less than 6ft.
Commented on Jun 20, 2012
The yellow side of the house is screaming for a wrap around porch--if that's in you budget.
Inexpensive and easy way to make DIY outdoor lighting by re-purposing a tuna can. A dowel, paint or old broom stick, wood screw, copper fitting, and a thrift store glass hurricane is all that is needed. Simply drill a hole in the can and dowel to attach the dowel/paintstick and spray paint it. Once the paint is dry add the glass hurricane. Cost- $5.00