I was in love with the look of a rustic cooler for our patio, but was turned off by the high prices. So my husband and I took an old cooler apart and built our own! The base is held by a
2x2 frame, covered in reclaimed fence posts found by the curb. We attached a spigot to the drain hole in the cooler for drainage, used an antler shed for the handle, and added a bottle opener for decoration. It was so easy, and only $30 in supplies (since we had the cooler and fence wood on hand). You can check out the full step-by-step tutorial on my blog ( http://www.killerbdesigns.com/rustic-cooler-... ) to see how to make your own! It's a great addition to our back porch, and was so easy to make.
My friend Jane and I share 2 things, a love of gardening and a bubbly 9 year old grandson. She happens to have a wonderful husband who built this beautiful potting shed for her. Keep in mind, they don't have a huge backyard but this potting shed makes the most out of their space plus they have quite a nice garden, trees and plenty of play room for that bubbly grandson!. Cute or what? I do envy her get away!
Good morning everyone. I was at Big Lots yesterday and came across a collapsible mesh laundry hamper for only $8. I decided it would be perfect for covering plants in containers or on the
ground, to protect from birds, or from the Phoenix sunshine. It worked out great. I will check the dollar stores and see if I can maybe get more. The $8 one is a nice size, 16 inches in diameter. It even folds away when I don't need it!
If you are in need of new flooring but don't have much money to spend (or even if you do) then this fits the bill! I created this floor out of brown paper, Elmers glue, stain and
polyurethane. It was easy to do (albeit time consuming) and is very durable. This room is 10 X 12 and cost about $80, but future rooms will cost about $30 since I have plenty of leftover supplies. Click through to read the tutorial....http://www.domesticimperfection.com/2013/03/paper-bag-floors-a-tutorial/
I wanted to give a few examples of inexpensive options for beautiful countertops.
Here are three that we have done recently.
The first is a reclaimed top that was on its way to the dump. We refinished it and added it to an antique dresser base to make an island in our kitchen.
The second option is high gloss Laminate... by using a squared off edge instead of the rounded edge we were able to get an appearance more like granite. The example I am showing is also from our kitchen.
Option three is porcelain floor tile.
I recently redid my parents kitchen and used 12"x24" floor tiles for countertop. The surface must be prepped properly and be level. It turned out beautifully. Using large tiles minimizes grout lines. I used a grout very close to the tile colour. We only needed 16 tiles for the whole project.
Link to our kitchen: http://cynthiaweber.com/hoop-top-house/
Link to parents kitchen project: http://cynthiaweber.com/the-big-reveal-my-pa...
I have an unheated sunroom and I needed a warm spot to start seeds and keep houseplants. I ended up making a small indoor greenhouse using PVC pipe and clear plastic sheet! Details at http://www.walterreeves.com/how-to-archive/i...