I have a vintage iron chaise white with some rust. and a glass top table to match. Do I paint it? If so what color? I'm torn and need help with the decision. I'm open for all suggestions, it's in good shape with nice wheels
Commented 2 days ago
Buy your cushions first and your paint second. Find a color in the fabric that you love and go
Since we are sharing address signs, I thought I would share my pinterest inspired house numbers. Three thrift store frames glued to greet treated plywood with oversized wooden numbers. Paint colors come from the house, sans white trim. Each frame is affixed to a cedar stake. Found the galvanized boiler at a yard sale and even though it was in immaculate condition, drilled drainage holes without any sense of guilt whatsoever.
Commented 4 days ago
I got the numbers at Menard's (Big Box Home Improvement). They were much cheaper there and
since they are hardwood, more likely to withstand the elements.
It's prime gardening season in many places right now and we're getting a lot of questions on Hometalk from members facing challenges with their yards. Sometimes it's an old space with a
vexing problem, sometimes it's the blank slate of a new yard. To show you such issues are not insurmountable, I am starting this thread where Hometalk members can show before and after photos from their gardens, and I'll break the ice with two pairs of photos from my own backyard. As the before photos (taken almost exactly three years ago) show, when I bought this neglected little house, the"yard" was nothing but sand and weeds. Today, happily, things look rather different. So start uploading, and let's show folks what can be done!
Do you have an old leather belt that has seen better days? Give that shabby or frayed accessory a new life! Belts can do more than prevent plumber's crack – they're great at holding
back curtains, protecting countertops and more.
Here are four of our favorite ideas: https://brightnest.com/posts/2x4-four-ways-t...
Commented 7 days ago
Love them all. Here is one more use via my very smart 20-year-old kid. I picked up a really
lovely and once very expensive chaise lounger for a $1 at a garage sale and then pondered over replacing all the broken webbing under the footrest area. We are pretty much in the middle of lovely nowhere, and I was getting nowhere trying to track down webbing kits and teach myself how to do it. Then the kid comes trotting home from garage sales of his own with a passel of discarded belts...and he belts them around the frame, buckle down, and viola! Done and done.
No matter where you live creating a sense of privacy is always important. It's not that you don't wish to be friendly, but when you want a little me time it's nice to be able to... Clear
definition between public spaces in your yard and private spaces add to making your yard much more functional and aesthetically pleasing. Compare your 'outdoor rooms' with those inside your home; it's nice to have clear definition between the foyer, living room kitchen (public in a sense) and home office, den and bedrooms (the private). The in between space we refer to as the "Transition Zone." With in the 'transition zone' there should exist a clear demarcation that you are moving from one space to the next... "The Threshold." The most evident place for the transition from the front/public to the back/private is located in the side yard. Usually a space that is neglected, unused and only occupied when you're mowing the lawn.
The "Classic Cedar Pergola" was designed to create the entrance to the backyard... The Threshold. To assist in the creation of privacy, custom cedar panels were installed to the "Classic Cedar Pergola." From a distance it appears as a fence and the site line to the backyard is interrupted. The clay paver path zig-zags through the pergola establishing a smooth pedestrian flow. Privacy is established. The side yard is no longer a barren wasteland. The overall feeling of space is increased.
The design concept and project were created by Sr. Landscape Designer Glenn! Switzer. Glenn! is a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers. Landscape Structures: Arbors and Pergolas by Switzer's http://www.switzersnursery.com/what-we-do/la...
I have this area beside my deck and behind my garage that I need advice on what to do. The area to the left is my neighbors yard(stones are about the divide line) This is a light traffice
section of our house, the traffice can be reirected by using the deck(on the right/behind the wood fence) I usually throw down mulch(every year) and it is always gone by the next spring. We have major maple tress that throw down the red things and helicopters not to mention the leaves, this is why the mulch never stays. The area behind the garage faces my neighbors back yard and I wouuld love to have it not be an eye sore for them. The dirt is very hard and the maple trees have roots that love to come to the top of the soil. HELP! What do you think would be a great fix for this area.
Commented on May 10, 2013
can you get your current neighbor to deed you this bit of land