Rustic Caddy using Reclaimed Fence
I love repurposing unwanted items saving them from the landfill. This is just one thing you can do with old fencing.
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Hi there! We have been working tirelessly on our backyard to create our outdoor oasis. There’s a lot of design planning and diy projects going on for this makeover. We have been making great strides and can’t wait to show you the progress. You can see where we started and how we built our pergola in my previous posts. Today, I want to share with you our DIY large cement planters that my husband built using plywood and cement.
Remember when I did a makeover on my laundry nook? You can find all the details on my blog. Well I told you at that time that I planned to build a countertop over the washer and dryer to make a nice folding surface and some place to hold the detergent within reach.An added bonus is that it keeps things from falling between and behind the machines which was a constant problem.For a few reasons I never got around to building the counter and then a couple weeks ago my dryer died and my washer was making sympathetic noises so I had to replace them both. Once I got the pretty new machines all comfy in my little laundry nook, I realized I needed to complete this project once and for all.Here is how I built it.
Most days, I'm desperate to keep my three-year-old son quietly occupied while I wrangle my newborn or get work done. Sensory bins are a great option, but Evan's ability to keep rice confined to a plastic tub is spotty at best.Most sensory bin activities involve making a mess – that's part of the fun!Never heard of a sensory bin, you say? Allow me to share God's gift to moms everywhere...
There was an area in my backyard I deemed the boneyard where you throw the stuff you don't want anyone to see. Have one too?Well, enough was enough. At one point blackberries took over, so I decided it was getting gutted. So I cleaned up my side. And that's when Hank my neighbour got involved.He tore down the old falling down fence between us, then installed new posts. Yay!But here's the kicker... he was about to plank up my side with new wood too when I asked him if I could plank my own side using the original fence wood instead.Old wood on a new fence?! You bet! But I took it several steps further as well... grabbing a couple of stencils and my rusty junk garden tool collection, this is what I did...
The birds are chirping, the butterflies are fluttering and Spring cleaning is in full swing! There is just something about the days growing longer and the weather warming up that just makes me want to clean and organize my home. It is time for a freshen up and change in just about every room in the house. Am I crazy or are you in the same boat with me??? Haha, this is the season that my husband comes home to surprises. Walls change color, furniture moves, closets become more orderly, and in this case, new furniture upcycled! In an effort to create more organizing potential in my little home, I decided to tackle building a new bookshelf. There is only one thing that gets me more excited about working on my home than organizing, and that is discovering how to tackle my projects without spending a dime. Repurposing, recycling, and a little bit of problem solving usually can get me a long way in reworking my space.Original Blog PostPhoto Cred: Jessica Helton
We basically went about a year without at coffee table while I looked for one that worked well in our space. I found an inspiration piece on a trip and used supplies from my garage to pull it together.I admit my garage may have more random materials stashed in it than most... But these items are not too hard to find & came together to make a gorgeous unique coffee table that even has a built-in den for small pets.
I am so fortunate to have a contractor hubby! At our house, I never know what kind of wood scraps will show up in our leftovers pile. For this project, I asked him to cut up 9 pieces of an old fence post. I wanted to make shelves to showcase my little antique books, African and American baskets from my travels, and favorite local pottery.
I've always wanted a rustic wood farmhouse table. I wanted a table that looked worn, well-loved and appeared to be over 100 years old. It's very hard to achieve that look with new lumber.
Hi Hometalkers! It's Jess from Jessica Welling Interiors. My hubby built me this super-cool vertical garden a couple of years ago. I absolutely love it, and today I'm going to show you how you can build one too. A quick note before we get started: Our vertical garden has 12 shallow planter troughs, and I grow hardy sedum and succulents in it for decoration. If you want to grow herbs, flowers, or veggies in yours, I recommend modifying these plans to make bigger, deeper troughs that hold more soil. As-is, there isn't enough soil to hold the amount of water needed for thirstier plants. Okay let's get started!
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.
In our backyard I wanted to build a PVC fence that goes from post to post of a patio. Originally, I build the fence out of wood but it only lasted 3 years and then started to rot because of the rain. So I decided to rebuild it using PVC pipe. The PVC pipe should last a lot longer and the price is not much different from the wood fence.The instructions below are for just one panel. So if you decide to build this PVC fence and you need more than one panel then you’ll need to do the math for additional material.For more pictures visit our website
I've built this simple bench for a friend of mine to use on its home terrace and i featured it with two plots to fit in it some furniture plants to give it a better stylish look.This is a really simple build project you can replicate with simple Diyer tools, cheep costs and you can enjoy all the process, so you could build your own garden furniture and for this kind of build you can also work outside , in your garden itself.I've decided to make this kind of project with spruce wood because it is cheep ,it is simple to find pre-cutted size in every homedepot, already planed and ready to use. All the structure is demountable because we had to take it on the terrace so it was simoke to move on the stair with more manageable pieces; after all if you you need to unmount it and store you could do it.I suggest you to buy planed lumber because as much is true that you pay it a little bit more but in the case of rough lumber you have to considerate the time you have to spend to cleaning up every lumber to make it ready to be handeled. Think about that.The bench size are : 50cm H x 50cm W x 300 cm LI will use the metric system to explain mesures because i'm italian and so we have this kind of mesures for lumberHere is the list of material needed :9 pieces 4x6 (lumbers are 4 meters long for every section size)2 pieces 3x158 pieces 8 mm diameter stell rods with bolts and washersPlenty of passionPLEASE CHECK OUT ON MY INSTAGRAM PROFILE TO TAKE A LOOT AT MY PROJECT, EVERY FEEDBACK, EITHER NEGATIVE OR POSITIVE , WILL BE VERY APPRECIATE AND HELPFUL FOR ME TO GROWING UP AND MAKE PROGRESS BUILDING THINGS. THANKS A LOT.https://www.instagram.com/vcraftcustomcreations/?hl=it
This is such a simple project, and it's actually kind of a classic from 80's college dorms, but if you plop some plants on it, suddenly it looks a lot more chic and fits right into your backyard! I love these shelves to hold flowers, herbs, and gardening tools! You can see this project and more easy and affordable DIY ideas on my blog, Love & Renovations
Are you looking to make a small planter for your succulents? There are many different shapes and sizes out there that you could choose from. Some planters are easy to make and some are more complex. The planter in this tutorial looks a bit intimidating to make, but it’s actually quite simple. Follow my step-by-step plans on how to build a DIY Vertical Star Planter for Succulents.Since this project does not require any large wood pieces, I’ve built it using scrap wood that I had in my scrap pile. The overall size of this star planter is about 18” wide. You could easily adjust these plans to make the star any size you want.For more info and printable PDF visit my website at TheDIYPlan.com
When we drew out our plans for our garden enclosure it included a simple gate. We planned to use scrap wood for it, but ended up with an extra cedar fence picket. That's when the wheels started turning! Cedar fence pickets cost around $3, so if the plan didn't work it wouldn't have been a big deal. Fortunately, it worked out. So for just $3 we built a beautiful cedar garden gate.
Week 4 is here and it’s all about the flat panel wall DIY we came up with. Traditional Grid style panel walls are a perfect combo with the faux beams.Hi friends, Week 4 update of the One Room Challenge is here. I am a little late in sharing my update. We have a few things happening behind the scenes in our personal lives but I am happy to share where we are as of today. Let’s talk about this flat panel wall DIY.Catch Up Here: Week 1 // Week 2 // Week 3
The small seating area on our main floor is a bit of an odd layout. After moving the L-shape couch from our family room into this area recently, it was too large for the space and also covered the air intake vent. I kept pulled it away from the vent, but every time someone sat on it (even our chubby dog) it would slide back up against the vent.
I have been seeing so many gorgeous faux trees online and everything costs a fortune! For the most part I’ve seen faux olive trees, but just recently fell in love with faux eucalyptus trees.I thought it would be fun and easy to try and make my own and I love how it turned out!
Well spring has finally sprung here in Ontario, Canada. It's a balmy 9 degrees celsius. Lol ! But the sun is shining, the birds chirping and my creative juices flowing. I love making arrangements for my door every spring and this year I was inspired by a tiny pair of rubber rain boots.
Discover how to make a rose sugar scrub recipe with essential oils. This rose body scrub is made without coconut oil, and is naturally scented with essential oils to create a homemade body scrub for glowing skin.
In this tutorial, I am showing you how you can crochet a very simple soap saver bag for your new bar soap or those little leftover pieces. I don’t know about you but I don’t like to waste anything. Not even little pieces of soap! That is why I love these soap savers so much! You can either use these soap savers for your new bar soaps so they don’t get all goey. Or your can use them for these little leftover pieces of soap that would otherwise literally go down the drain. I like to think of myself as frugal by saving every piece that is still good to use!
These linen fabric baskets are perfect for serving and storing bread, your favorite craft project, or your hair brushes in the bathroom. If you’ve been following me for a while, you might know that I love linen. Actually, I have an obsession with linen. Therefore, I am always looking for projects in which I can use this awesome fabric. Have you seen my linen apron, linen summer top, or my linen beeswax wraps? Well, here’s another little project: linen fabric baskets! They are not complicated to make for intermediate sewers. And you can finish them in one afternoon!
A friend was clearing out her mom’s furniture and messaged me to ask if I wanted an antique bar cabinet that belonged to her great-grandmother. And of course, I did!! I drove straight over to her town the next day and picked it up (before she had a chance to change her mind!). Once I got it home and had a closer look, I was beyond thrilled with the piece. It has a built-in music box!! I have worked with a lot of antique and vintage furniture, but I’ve never seen that before!!!! It also has a slide out serving tray. Jackpot!
This kind of project is easy to make and will be an impressive addition to your home. I live in a beach community and make/sell these for beach towels left and right. But you can make something like this for your guest bathroom or use it as a coat rack in any room. Wood, hooks and a little imagination is all it takes.
Please take a minute to subscribe to the Mother Daughter Projects weekly newsletter. This is where you'll find the most up-to-date information on our projects.During the pandemic lockdown, we "traveled" by watching theme park YouTube videos. One video featured the Hard Rock Hotel Universal Orlando. In it we spotted an amazing art piece made from drumsticks.This is our interpretation of that wall art.
Learn the easiest and fastest way to clean your indoor trash cans during Spring Cleaning sessions using this back-friendly method.Hi and welcome to another Quick Win idea! I’m coming at ya with a fast and easy hack for cleaning your trash can today, which is something I bet you haven’t done in a while. Sure, your trash can is lined with a bag, but somehow it always ends up with crumbs, sticky spots, and a candy wrapper in the bottom. Your trash can holds a lot of bacteria and is actually really gross, and you should be cleaning it much more often than you do. Let me show you my easy method for cleaning trash cans all at once, and explain how often you should repeat this process.Supplies You Need To Clean Your Trash CansDish Soap (I used Dawn Powerwash Dish Spray)Tub Cleaning Handled Brush and/or Dishwashing SpongeMicrofiber Cloth (if your trash can is stainless steel)Shower (with handheld shower head)
When a friend contacted me to see if I would like a large bag of Oui yogurt jars, I jumped at the offer. I’d been seeing many different ideas on using them for projects. Better yet, she had already cleaned them and…..she delivered! I couldn’t wait to try adding a transparent color to them! I am a crafter who likes quick results but still want to produce a quality product as I usually sell my creations. Except this one. The final result reminds me of depression glass and is so beautiful! I loved my project so much I kept it for myself. 😌 I do have more jars, though. 😏
If you don't have a lot of horizontal space, going up the wall can double up your room instantly!However with such limited wall space period, I wanted to come up with a compact solution...Gathering up some reclaimed wood planks, here's an easy, clever and affordable way to create extra storage space that's cute too!You're gonna love this one...
Spring is around the corner which means fresh air, nicer weather and lovely colorful flowers. I don’t know about you but I love the colors of spring. This DIY is intended to be used for my granddaughter’s 1st birthday party but I thought I’d share it here because I think it’s also a great centerpiece to use for spring or Easter. Imagine sticking a cute little bunny in the center of this hot air balloon. I think it would be adorable.I will be showing two different ways of making this centerpiece, one will be made using a brown paper bag. Yes, you heard correctly, a simple brown paper lunch bag. This is a good way of making it if you plan on using faux flowers and if you’re going to use it indoors or outside if there’s no wind. I suppose if it were windy, you could add colorful rocks or a weight inside of the bag to prevent it from flying away. This method has the balloon tied down with a ribbon in the center of the bag. The weights or rocks would not be visible once you add your flowers.The second method will be made using a small box/planter and floral foam. By making it this way, you could choose to use fresh flowers or faux flowers. I also used a “balloon stick holder with a cup” to hold the balloon in place. For either method, you could use helium or non helium balloons. I will be using non helium and the balloon stick method because I believe it’s a better way to ensure the balloon will stay still. I thought it would be great to show you 2 different ways of doing this and after doing both methods, I preferred the non helium with the balloon stick holder.Alright, let’s get DIYing!
Looking for beautiful modern wall art but don’t want to pay a fortune? I have a perfect idea for you! For about $30, I made a series of three pieces of modern wall art. I used square wood dowels and two different colors of wood stain to create contrast and a modern look. You could keep this modern wall art with wood dowels for your own home or give it as a perfect gift for a friend! It’s simple. It’s inexpensive. It’s modern and beautiful. Let’s talk about how to make it! Thanks to Minwax for sponsoring this post. I received compensation and free product from Minwax but all opinions stated here are my own. This post contains affiliate links which means I may get a small commission off any purchases made from my links. It’s no extra cost to you. Time to Complete It took me 3 days to complete them. You might be able to do them all in one day if you start early and leave enough time for a few dry times (wood filler, wood glue, etc.). To be safe, give yourself two days! Tools & Materials for Modern Wall Art 14 ft 1×2 Oak Board14 ft 1/4″ Square Dowels 5 ft 3/8″ Square Dowels3 12″ x 12″ Canvases Minwax Water-Based Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner Minwax Wood Finish Water-Based Semi-Transparent Color Stain in Pure White Minwax Wood Finish Water-Based Solid Color Stain in Gentle Olive Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish in Matte Finish Purdy 2” XL Sprig Paintbrush Synthetic Pad Minwax Wood Filler Miter Saw Nail Gun Tape MeasurePencil 220 Grit Sandpaper Tack Cloth Clamps Wood GlueRags Click HERE to find a local retailer for Minwax products! Directions for DIY Modern Wall Art with Wood Dowels Step 1: Cut wood with a miter saw Using your miter saw, cut your 1″ x 2″ oak board into twelve 13 1/2″ boards that are cut at a 45 degree angle on each end. Cut them so that four of them will come together to make a frame for each canvas.