The owner wanted an inviting, more cottage-like look for the home. We added a new front porch, did a face-lift on the front facade and installed a new stone walkway and a picket fence. We
filled in the central lawn area with shade-tolerant, colorful plantings like Endless Summer Hydrangea, Autumn Ferns and Impatiens. The final touches included hanging baskets, new planters, window boxes filled with annual plants and a new mailbox with vines.
Commented on Sep 12, 2012
Looks like something I seen on HGTV, curb appeal the block.
A while ago I bought this $1 coffee pot and I knew I wanted to somehow use it for a wind chimes project. I love its vintage patina. First, I thought I would hang small cutlery from the bottom, but I've seen that done before. I wanted to come up with something new. New to me at least.
Yep, that's a 10 foot tall tree made out of different diameters of steel round rod complete with colored bottles my mom collected from friends and a few she purchased from the internet.
She estimates that it cost about $300 for materials. $150 for the metal and $150 for the colored bottles. Lots more about my mom's DIY bottle tree (and where the bottle tree tradition came from) on the ol' blog. #SummerStyle
This is a project we just completed over the weekend. We being my hubby! :)
We had some old, timeworn, chippy aqua fence boards so we used them as a new counter top
on the bar in our sun room, which is right off the kitchen. Not for everyone I'm sure... but this counter was vanilla laminate before, so it's an improvement to us.
Commented on Aug 31, 2012
I live in a 3000 sf house w a front porch across the front of the house, large deck and pool
in the back of the house & basement, 1200 sf garage with a porch, and a antique shop w 4oo sf, one acre of land and... i still don't have enough room. Moral to this story... never enough room for "people" like us :) The counter looks GREAT!
I love anything metal! I had a bunch of license plates that were lying around taking up space and collecting dust. I decided to make a dragonfly using the license plates and other
discarded materials that I had on hand. You will need license plates, chair spindle, screws, wire and something different and whimsical for the eyes. To see more click on the link to my blog. #Love2Repurpose#recycle