PART 2 of Album Practically Care Free Flowers & ShowStoppers!
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Triangle flower bed made from reclaimed cinderblocks and mulch I've been working with on. Cost will depend on what cinderblocks or bricks used for the front, how big the flower bed is, and how much soil/dirt has to be purchased. I'm putting the actual cost I've put put of pocket but it could be more or less.
Outdoor furniture is expensive and needs to be protected to help prolong its life, but those furniture covers can be so pricey! I decided I was going to make my own covers, and actually first did this DIY with an old plastic tarp - after realizing how easy and effective it was, I redid the project using the canopy that came with our pergola. Really any outdoor, waterproof fabric would work for this!
Learn how to make a lavender shower steamers recipe without citric acid. These easy aromatherapy shower steamers can be made with lavender essential oil or a lavender essential oil blend to help relieve stress and calm your mind. Discover how to make lavender shower steamers. Plus find recipes for lavender essential oil blends you can use to create these homemade shower bombs.
I wanted to surprise my family with a unique gift so I built an outdoor table from a recycled wine barrel and wire spool. The catch was I integrated a propane burner into the project to produce a fire table the whole family could enjoy on those cool nights. Follow along and you too can build something unique like this.
Pics from my Garden's Blooms
I LOVE Flowers! My husband and I are lucky enough to be able to split our time between the Northeast and Southeast (Pennsylvania and North Carolina) so we get to enjoy a nice variety of flowers. I have been taking pictures of some of my favorites recently, and thought that I'd share them...
Peel and stick wallpaper was kind of a no-brainer for our bathroom after I realized that we didn’t have enough room to do vertical shiplap. This pattern ended up working out better than I could have imagined. I was looking for a way to add kid-friendly vibes and this pattern really knocked it out of the park for me.
Are you getting excited for spring and looking for ideas to freshen up your home? How about a simple DIY project making a wooden plant pot?Certainly, we are looking forward to digging in the garden and longing for the spring bulbs to emerge. In fact, last week I saw the first daffodils starting to bloom in my neighborhood. Yeah!!Spring undoubtedly brings feelings of renewal, rebirth and hope. It’s the season that I long for the most, after a lengthy winter.Last week we had the idea of making a wooden plant pot using paint stir sticks. After a little tinkering we came up with a design we loved. Scroll on down and see how to make your own wooden plant pot using paint sticks.
Don't spend a fortune on a new Spring wreath, make one yourself! I'm sharing two gorgeous wreaths I made from one grapevine form. I'm Cindy and I'm addicted to DIY You can find hundreds of thrifty decorating ideas on my blog at diybeautify.com.Let's make a beautiful Spring wreath!
I've been wanting to create a DIY rattan mirror for a while but rattan reeds are only manageable up until a certain thickness. Larger reeds, like the kind used to make furniture, are hard to bend even if properly soaked! Was that going to stop me from making a rattan mirror? Of course not, if something doesn’t work, you start looking for workarounds!I tried a few designs and materials and finally landed on the right one. Guess what, it’s not rattan, it’s raffia AKA “faux” rattan because the overall look is very similar! So grab a bunch of natural raffia and read on to find out how to make a rattan mirror (the easy way)!
I’ve never liked my kitchen tile but removing and replacing would be a pretty big project. Paint makes a huge impact everywhere else so why not on my floors?? I’m no stranger to painted tile but I decided to use a new product! Will it withstand the heavy use in a kitchen??
How to inexpensively create rolling barn door hardware with plumbing pipe. Total cost of hardware was around $60 and the doors were $50. Tip I learned the hard way after this project: My town doesn’t sell very much pipe or hardware and almost NONE of it is black. So I finally just started ordering it all from Amazon. It is a little more expensive but once I factored in how many times my local stores didn’t have in stock what I needed… It just made more sense. Moving back to completing our basement: the bathroom and storage closet down here needed doors! As most everyone knows nowadays rolling barn door hardware isn’t cheap and the very old school look I wanted was the most expensive of all. I had already seen black pipe used just like this so I knew it would work!
Do you have a long wall that connects two rooms together in your home and have trouble defining the space? Living in a raised ranch, or split entry as some people call them, I find this is a problem between the living room and dining room.
So strolling through Dollar Tree, I ran across this cotton multicolored rope toy for dogs. I bought it thinking it would make really pretty rope handles for some project someday. By the time I got home, I had a whole new idea for Fido’s toy.
I want to thank Zibra Paint for partnering with me on this DIY black buffet makeover. All opinions of their amazing brushes are my own.You know that buffets are one of my favorite pieces of furniture to make over. I buy them whenever I can find them at a good price and in need of some TLC and love.The things I look for in a buffet before I will bring it home are:Is it made of real wood? If the buffet is not real wood, I will not bring it home.Are there any major problems in the wood? If there are huge chunks of the wood falling apart of it a dog has chewed up the legs, I will not bring it home.Does it have missing hardware? No problem! I can always find new hardware for it.Are the drawers functional? Most of the time, we can fix drawers that aren’t working or are missing the bottom inside. When we weren’t confident in our “drawer fixing” skills, I would look at the piece and see if we could turn the broken drawer into a shelf instead and have it work that way.Price. This is a huge deciding factor when picking up any piece of furniture. It has to be in my “buffet budget” to have it make sense to bring home and work on it.Those are the main things I look for when deciding to bring a buffet home or not.
Get the steps to create a photo banner to decorate for your next celebration. Photo banners are perfect for milestone birthdays, graduations, retirements, anniversaries, or showers.For more simple and budget-friendly DIY project ideas, be sure to follow us on HomeTalk and visit our blog!
I love to repurpose and upcycle my old jeans into things around my home and have made loads of things. Not only that I love to use all the parts of a pair of jeans and not all my projects require sewing either, like my very popular denim waistband rug.For my latest denim upcycle I have used the seams and hems from a pair of jeans.
Hostas are an easy-to-grow, low-maintenance perennial plant perfect for shade gardens and low-light areas in your landscape. While you can buy them as potted plants, they’re often much more affordable to buy as bare-root plants, sold alongside flowering bulbs. Here’s everything you need to know about planting hosta bulbs!How To Plant Hosta Bulbs Here are the basic steps for planting hosta bulbs (bare root hostas) in the garden:Find a nice shady spot, preferably with soil that drains well.Soak bulbs/roots for 1 hour if the roots are dry or soft.Dig a wide hole, about 4 inches deep (not too deep).Place the hosta bulb in the center of the hole with the roots at the bottom.Spread the roots outwards (like the rays of a sun).Gently hold the crown just below surface level.Carefully backfill the hole with soil, trying not to leave too many air pockets.Check that the crown of the plant (where the roots meet the stems) is at ground level.Water after planting to moisten surrounding soil and help it settle around the hosta roots.Add a thin mulch of homemade compost on soil surface to keep the roots moist and cool.Hosta bulbs can be planted in early spring or in the fall (up to a month before the ground freezes for winter). Mail-order hostas are often shipped in the fall, while in-store hosta bulbs are generally stocked at garden centers in early spring (alongside spring-planted flowering bulbs).
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.
I’m excited to share this easy to build mudroom bench with you today. Certainly every home needs to have some sort of storage system like this. In fact, that was the case for the income suite that my son and daughter-in-law had built in their basement.A few weeks ago my daughter-in-law, Megan sent me a picture of a mudroom bench. She was wondering if I would help her build one for their basement apartment. After all the time and energy spent finishing their basement, Alex was tired of projects and was not interested in building mudroom storage for their renters.I was excited to help Megan with this project. You see, a few years back she had asked for a table saw for Christmas and she had never really used it. I thought his would be the perfect opportunity to teach her how to use it and get her over her fear of power tools.Well, as it turned out, I didn’t get to help much after all. After a trip to The Home Depot to buy the supplies, Alex came home and started to build the mudroom bench. In fact, by the time I arrived on Saturday, the bench was built. My only portion was to paint the mudroom storage bench with my Wagner paint sprayer.All of the supplies to build this mudroom bench are readily available at The Home Depot. Purchasing primed boards, saves time in the painting process.In addition, you will also need a few tools. A pneumatic brad nailer makes it go up rather fast. However, if you don’t have one, old fashioned hammer and nails will work. In addition, a drill was used to secure the shelf brackets to the wall as well. But you can muscle it with a screwdriver.This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. As an Amazon affiliate we earn from qualifying purchases. See our disclosure for details.)Supplies: primed shiplapfarmhouse arch bracket3/4″ mdf 4×8′ boardspackling puttycaulk48″ unfinished pine stair treadwood glueprimed 2 1/2″ x 8″ boardwood screwspaintstainMinwax Wipe On PolyTool:pneumatic brad nailerdrill/driverWagner paint sprayer
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
How many of you found unused iphone boxes while doing spring cleaning? If your house is anything like mine, you might have come across a few. My husband always saves our electronics boxes "just in case we need them again" - which we never do. I finally told him that I was going nto repurpose the boxes and actually use them, so here's my first project.