I participated in two vintage markets in 2016 and needed a place where I could hang things for buyers to see. I wanted something portable, inexpensive, and something that would let me hang something in multiple spots. A trip to Lowe's lumber department gave me an idea, I made a portable display using a privacy fence section.
EDITED TO ADD: Thank you all for your concern of our unit not being able to breath. We have had our a/c man over to check it out and he says it has plenty of room to breath and he approves of the cover. :)
Do you have an ugly air conditioning unit sitting in your yard? Yes? We did too, but now we have an awesome cover up for it! We used some old wooden fence pickets to create a more eye pleasing surround for our ugly old unit. Please come on over to our blog and see how we put it together for very little money!
On my last post, "Modern Patio DIY Inspiration" I created a solution for my problem...nosy neighbors! I also made my patio area into a usable space. In this post, I build a similar 'in style' privacy wall in the back of the house. This might give you some ideas of your own. Check it out....
Many years ago, I found these two outdoor tables at Kohl's for only $2.50 each. I've always been proud of my sweet deal, and knew right away that I didn't have the heart to throw them away when they started looking a bit worse for wear. I knew they needed another chance at being put to work on my patio. I painted them to go with my current patio decor colors and themes of flowers, butterflies and birds, and then went to work on the glass table tops. Because they were to be used outside, I used Outdoor ModPodge (green label). I also had to take into account that since the tables would be 'seen' from the top looking down, that the layers of ephemera would have to be layered from top to bottom. This was a bit harder than it originally seemed. Thankfully, laying it all out and taking a picture BEFORE I set it onto the glass with the ModPodge made the project MUCH easier! The photos really helped me make certain that I'd be able to get all of my prepared embellishments pretty much exactly where I thought they would look the best!
What do you do with all those empty ribbon spools you end up with during the holiday seasons? You make fabric hat ornaments!This project is similar to making Yarn Hat Ornaments except you are using fabric.If you are not familiar with Yarn Hat Ornaments, check out this website for instructions and a video on how they are made:http://www.craftelf.com/Christmas_ornament_Yarn_hat.htm
If you love color, you will love this easy step-by-step guide detailing what flowers to plant to grow a beautiful rainbow flower container garden!
Here in Canada, spring has been late in arriving this year. The gardens are not flourishing yet and I felt like I needed an instant colour boost for my deck. I had purchased this unfinished wooden planter last year from Home Depot, and decided it was the perfect candidate.
I've seen several DIY projects for privacy fences, but I didn't want to spend a lot of money or put a ton of effort into this project. Unfortunately, I have a champagne vision with a beer budget, but we were able to complete this project for less than $30 in under two hours.
Paul (the hubs), was going to be doing most of the work, and I would be the job foreman. I'm happy to report that we're still married, even after our..."lively" debate about why its unrealistic for me to expect full growth ivy winding it's way through the lattice panels, while we sit in cushy new patio chairs sipping Mojitos listening to the gentle gurgle of a three-tier water feature that he could also build that weekend? Geesh, he's such a killjoy.
Two silver dinosaur jars. Other figurines and colors are possible. On the lids of the decorative jars, dinosaurs have been chosen to preserve beautiful treats, toys and other treasures to offer. After being emptied, the jars can contain a lot of things without being limited to children. Whether in a bathroom to hold beauty products, on a shelf for art supplies, in your child's playroom, to organize the kitchen, the nursery, his office, we find to fill them without difficulty.Ideal for storing everything in every room of the house:- the kitchen: tea, coffee, sweets, sugar, ...- the children's room: letters, legos, little toys, treasures, finds, ...- the bathroom: cotton wool, make-up, samples, ...- the office, the sewing, the DIY, ...- to fill and give as a giftJars are dishwasher safe while lids by hand
Sometimes furniture just needs a little face lift. And sometimes you need that dresser or nightstand to be just a little taller. We've got you covered!In the past we have added legs to so many different things. But it never has been easy. Until we came across this sweet little tool!
A few months ago, we were given a "West Elm" challenge. Needless to say, I missed the deadline, but did not lose the inspiration nor the desire to complete. When I first saw this, not only did I like the simplicity, but also the design. A price tag of $299 excited me because I estimated I could replicate it for less than $20 since I already had a frame I thought would work. The frame I use was purchased at a garage sale for $5.