Herb Planter April 2013
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This super simple project transformed boring, frumpy plastic hanging planters (that I picked up for $3 each at my local hardware store) into hanging planters that are more my style! The whole project only took a couple hours – and I’m in love with how they turned out!
This planter gave my front steps the perfect amount of "oomph" it needed. Not only does it allow me to display a variety of beautiful flowers at the same time, but the pots are so bright and cheerful as well. My neighbors can't help but smile when they pass by my house now.
Today was one of the first truly spring like days in NYC so I decided to do some planting. A pallet makes for a great huge planter for those who (like me) don't have a yard where they can do lots of planting. It is also great for those who are looking for a vertical garden. Add some landscape fabric to a pallet, pour in some dirt and get to planting! This pallet garden will spruce up any drab space!
I have never done one of these before…. A Knock Off Challenge is where you choose an expensive item from a fancy, high class store– then you make an inexpensive imitation. Now if you’ve read my blog for any length of time you know that my favorite words are “free” and “yard sale.” So I wasn’t sure what I would be able to find, that I could copy inexpensively.But I think I found a winner!!! I walked into my local Ethan Allen furniture store at the beginning of March 2020– just a few days before everyone in the world got sent to their rooms. Well, you know what I mean. So I was short on time in more ways than one. And guess what I found? I found this gorgeous Ethan Allen Orb Chandelier. Isn’t it fabulous?!Orb Chandelier from Ethan Allen
I'm a trash-to-treasure visionary. Simply put, that means I'll gather and hold on to anything that has potential. It's a problem, and yet...sometimes it really pays off.This is a Cracker Barrel rocker that one of my tenants left behind when they moved. I asked her permission to take it and she was happy to oblige. You can see by the photos, it appeared to be in pretty bad shape, but it was very heavy, and not a bit wobbly. It sat in this condition on my front porch for the last four years. I finally got around to sprucing it up because I wanted to sell it. After finishing, it looks like I might just be keeping it.
For this tutorial, I'm excited to show you another way to rust metal! This method is great for large steel/metal objects that you cannot soak (see my other metal rusting tutorial for smaller items). I used it forthese AWESOME steel planter boxes from DIYCartel. They come in raw steel and are gorgeous as is... but you know me... I like everything rusted to perfection! Here's a picture of the "after", so you can see what I mean!
Turn an old window and some tin cans into a gorgeous herb garden for your backyard. I decided to use old tin cans as planters as I had lot of success with the colourful tin can planter (click here to see) I made last year.Not only does the upcycled window herb planter looks fantastic in my little garden but it's really practical, as I now have my own little herb garden. The herbs are in portable upcycled tin can planters, that can be easily taken into the kitchen when needed./>
I love the fabric designs of the Nordic company Marimekko. So I decided to use some paper napkins with their prints on to make some gorgeous designer upcycled herb planters. I've used their napkins before to make tin can planters in the garden which really brighten it up.
I've been shopping around for some large planters to put on my front porch. I wanted them larger so I could plant some Perenial Hostas in them. I love buying new flowers every year but it gets costly. So I thought planting perennials might be better because they come back every year. I knew I'd need a bigger Planter and went searching. I found These on Amazon (aff Link) Wooden Planter Boxes WAY to expensive for my little budget. So I convinced the beard to build some for me, and they cost a fraction of the price!
Here is a quickie little project that will give your patio or interiors a splash of modern cool. I love that this is repurposing something that tends to be in abundance by the end of summer: tomato cages. Whether you have old rusty cages, or brightly colored powder coated ones like these, the result is a collection of stands that gives you versatility of height and some sick lines! Original Blog PostPhoto Cred: Anya McInroy
Is your front door ready for spring?Here's the truth: Until last week, mine wasn't. The door has been totally bare since I took down the Christmas decor nearly two months ago.With a thrift store find that was hanging around in my stash and a few gorgeous faux succulents, I decked my door for spring in less than an afternoon!
If you don't have the space for a true gallery wall or you are like me and like to change things around every month (or week) this might be the solution for you! We had this blank wall (that we filled with a clock) for over a year and I was ready to commit to something, I just wasn’t sure yet. That is until I stumbled upon the Instagram account of Erin_Sunnysideup . Her home is not only but according to my Pinterest boards I’ve been low key creeping on her home for the past few years and didn’t know it 😬. So I saw that she had this perfect shiplap framed area in her home that she uses as a photo wall and it was love at first sight! This is my Husband and I’s recreation; I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. It’s definitely one of my favorite projects we have done and I can’t wait to see how I use this over time!
Learn how to refinish a wooden picnic table in 4 easy steps with this DIY tutorial!
If you've ever shopped for furniture you know things can add up pretty quickly! My best friend recently purchased her first home and wanted to move in with some fresh pieces. We found an upholstered headboard online for $800!! Yikes! After looking at it for a bit, I decided to spend a few bucks and try to make it myself
We have a bit of yard space that we call the Fairy Forest created for children to use their imagination in. It has, of course, fairies, gnomes and their homes but we decided to include some musical fun as well. This is the first thing we added other then some windchimes and bells. Do you have a musical garden?
What to do with those pallets? The quintessential DIY dilemma for all the pallet hoarders out there. When I recently salvaged a couple of half-pallets, I knew I needed to think fast because we don’t have a lot of storage! As it often happens, the inspiration for DIY projects comes from our daily life pain points: we have a vintage Mid-Century glass and brass coffee table that seems too precious to put anything on top – especially feet! It’s beautiful but, in the end, not very functional. It didn’t take long to realize the newly adopted pallets were the perfect base for a DIY Ottoman Coffee Table.
If you have wondered how to diy a roman shade I’ve got you covered! This tutorial is simple and for a beginner which is why I can do it and you can too! Several years ago I attended a beginner sewing class hoping I would become the next Martha Stewart. Although that never happened I did learn some sewing basics and how to sew a roman shade, which I am so glad to know. When I say basics I mean I can sew a relatively straight line and that is all the sewing skills you need to make a roman shade. PIN THIS!
This post is about how to paint kitchen cabinets. What products to use. What paint sprayer to use and whether or not you need to seal.I’ll also be straight with you and say that painting cabinets is NOT for the faint at heart..But if I did it, then you definitely can too! View the original blog post with all sources & links HERE
Coyote Fences are Made from Latillas = Tree Branches randomly wired together to create an outdoor enclosure. Coyote fences are simple to build, stand strong, and are great for protecting animals from, well, Coyotes.
Why did I choose to reclaim this natural beauty instead of painting it? Because sometimes you see a beautiful piece and you have plans to accent it with paint but when you try something different than your usual. You like it even more. You see that reclaiming natural beauty makes it shine.
The Tiniest of Tiny Bathrooms. A Room that Functions. Clean. Tidy. In Constant Use by a Family of 4.And Oh, So Boring!It’s Time to Change It Up. With a Quick and Easy DIY…BUT, I’m Not the Handiest.What about a Wall Mural??? Oh Boy, Maybe this isn’t a Good Idea.But then I Discovered Photowall and I was Blown Away! Photowall – a Swedish Company that Puts the Wow in Large Scale Murals. The Magic is Real! Photowall!Exquisite Designs and Patterns. From Old World to Edgy. Every Color Palette. Every Genre.Full Disclosure…The Most Difficult Part of this Project is Selecting Your Favorite Design.The Choices are Endless. Many Images Truly Took My Breath Away.I took the Plunge. Found My Design. Measured the Wall. And Placed the Order.Hello Photowall!
I am so excited to team up with several of my blogging buddies for a DIY Knock Off Challenge! My sweet friend, Terrie from Decorating and More with Tip heads us up! The rules were that we had to find a higher end piece and share how we could make our own and on a budget!
Pothos are popular hanging houseplants. This outlines Pothos propagation – pruning, propagating, cuttings care and good things to know.
We are in our 3rd Lockdown and Stay at Home orders here in Ontario Canada and that doesn't bother me, but it has made me have to become more creative in my diyng especially this time around as my go to Dollarstore is only allowed to sell essentials and hardware stores etc are all curbside. So it is abit more challenging to design anything but I love a challenge! It has also given me the opportunity to go through my " junk" I have collected and put it to use. And that's exactly what I did when I came across this antique sieve/ strainer, whatever you want to call it.
Store closing sign and covid had inspired this built in in our office. Our family has been living in our home for the last 14 years and never had the need to use our office as intended for or what would show on a listing if you sell our house one day.I saw a sign front of World Market and it said “store closing “ which means you can score a deal. I went in and I found 3 floating shelves and decided to buy it and later to figure out what we will use it for. That’s me,discount,buy it and later we will see what to use it for. My husband hates it but it is what it is.Since covid started many people forced to work from home and also kids to learn virtual. Decided to convert our workout room to office and that’s how it started. Sat down to the sketching board and started brainstorming on what do we want and what we do not want.Anyway, here are some pictures of our projects. Should’ve taken more pictures . This isn’t a weekend project ,neither on the cheap side but I am convinced we saved money and when we will decide to sell our house it will help the sale.Enjoy it and if you have any questions please do not hold back.
When searching for the perfect art work for my living room, I struggled. I knew I wanted something super simple. No matter how hard I looked, I just couldn’t seem to find one that I loved and that wasn’t hundred of dollars.So, naturally, I decided to use my DIY skills and make one on my own.Follow along with me and I will show you how I created this super simple, yet gorgeous art piece.