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I didn’t intend to start this project. I am in the middle of so many others, but I am afflicted or gifted, depending on how you look at it, with trasho-distracto-imagination-disorder.
Today I’m sharing How to Build a Wooden Garden Trellis or Free Standing Obelisk Pyramid, using a reclaimed porch railing that was discarded after a recent porch update. These easy, step by step instructions, will keep your new plants vertical and off the ground. I began looking for a some inexpensive ways to build a trellis or free standing obelisk and finding some reclaimed wood was the perfect solution.
I found myself scrolling through market place on Facebook when I came across a fire surround for £10 I Messaged the seller and arranged to collect.I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it at first but knew it would come in use.My day off work came around with nothing to do I went into the shed, I found an old wallpaper I had bought and never used aswel as a foam dado rail I found on ebay over a year ago, I brought everything into the dining room. I had wallpaper paste in the cupboard aswel as scissor and a Stanley knife. Within 4 hours I had completely changed the look of the dining room. I'd picked up the grey eggshell paint for another project a few weeks back so had everything I needed. My total spend for this project was £10 even if I had bought everything at once it still would have come in under £50
As we get closer to The Day, I become like a kid who keeps asking “Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” – hahaha. 😀 Well, you all know me – I enjoy doing this and that, but there is one time of the year where I really have great fun working on my projects. You know what I am talking about, don’t you? Of course you do! Halloween! Yeessss!!!! Today is the day I start posting about Halloween. And oh boy – do I have some lovely Halloween props for you this year! But before jumping into anything else, I want to show you my potted Rosemary (aka potted hand Halloween prop), as it is related to last year’s beloved project: Halloween Apothecary Jars.Speaking of Apothecary Jars, did you see my Apothecary Jars project from last year? Oh you didn’t? I am sharing 80+ jar labels on our blog together with lots of jar filler ideas, so if you are into Halloween, you really don’t want to miss these free printable labels. Here is a pic from that post, so you can see the labels ;-) [It is one of most popular posts - hint hint!!]
Need a large container for that Halloween Candy? Want something that can be reused all year long? This simple to find galvanized bucket works perfectly! Add a Halloween themed vinyl cut out and remove when done! The best part? The SVG file for your cutting machine is totally free!
I wanted to one up my neighbors Halloween decor this year and I think I found the perfect way with this project! Using just rebar and a few pumpkins, I created giant pumpkin spiders to rule my lawn on Halloween. This project involves quite a bit of welding so make sure you have all of the necessary protective equipment as well. One of the greatest things about these pumpkin spiders is that once Halloween is over, you simply remove the pumpkins, clean the metal, and store them to be reused the next year! Check out my step-by-step guide to learn how you can make your own!
Halloween season is in full swing and if you haven’t started decorating, this Halloween tipsy pot planter is a must! Not only is this super easy to make, it will not break the bank and it looks amazing! Last week, Arthur and I were lucky enough to face off in a head to head thrift store challenge, where we competed to see who could make the best thrift store project. The results came back via Instagram poll with a pretty even result. Winning by only seven votes was my this tiered tray. Since ‘tis the season for spooky witches and awesome Jack o’ lanterns, here is the tutorial for this easy and fun tipsy planter, which can be reused every year.What you will need:Pumpkin and cauldron bucketsrebardrill with 1/2in spade drill bitdirtFlowersHammerWe shopped at the thrift store for old vintage trick or treat buckets. These buckets are usually in the thrift stores by the dozen and there are so many unusual things you could do with them! Especially at $1 a piece! Arthur grabbed some three Jack lantern buckets with differing faces and two witch cauldron buckets to make his planter. You can use any bucket that suits your fancy. (all pumpkins, all cauldrons, ghosts…) the sky is the limit. For this project you will also need a piece of rebar. You can get this from the hardware store.How to make your Halloween Tipsy Pot PlanterMaking the tipsy pots is the best part. (especially because you will be surprised at how easy this difficult looking project really is)First, drill the bottom of each bucket with a 1/inch drill bit. Simply place the hole in the very bottom (like a drainage hole)Next, decide where you would like to put the Halloween tipsy planter. Pound the rebar deep into the ground so that it is sturdy.Decide which pot you would like to place on the bottom. Thread the pot hole on the rebar and lower it to the ground. Once it is on the ground, position the bucket where you would like it to go.Fill the bucket with dirt to make stacking the next pot easier. Lower the next pot on top of the first and tilt it so that it looks like it is tipping. (the dirt should help to hold it in place.)Repeat this with the remaining pots, tilting them in opposite directions and adjusting them until you get the look you want.Once you get to the top, if there is any remaining rebar sticking out, make sure to pound it into the ground.Plant some flowers of your choice in the pots (we went with Mums) and enjoy your new awesome Halloween decoration!I am super excited about how this turned out, especially for how easy and inexpensive it was! Every time I walk past it, the flowers and bright colors of the pots make me smile! I highly recommend giving this one a try! We also have an easy Halloween wreath you could try as well as some spooky heads in jars!Let us know how your project turns out! We love seeing your pictures and hearing your comments, so be sure to drop us a line! Also be sure to subscribe to our blog so you don’t miss any of our exciting new DIY adventures!
I love Halloween! And this year I am going all out on the DIY decor and crafting! Here are two adorable and tasty Halloween Candy-Filled Treats/Decor ideas. Both are easy and take just minutes to make!
Mounted ferns add beautiful decor to your inside or outside walls. You can use a wood slice, cutting board, or an old fence board to mount your fern onto. This living wall art is unique and beautiful. Be sure to subscribe to my blog at 804sycamore.com for more DIY and decorating projects and inspiration~
This post may contain an affiliate link. See my disclosure policy. Today I’m going to show you an amazing DIY upcycled lampshade project that shows you how to upcycle an old lampshade into a repurposed project that will be a unique decor item and conversation piece!
One of my least favorite chores has to be cleaning out the bathtub. It’s so awkward to reach into and scrub clean all of the surfaces. I’m not crazy about using smelly harsh chemicals and most natural cleaners that I had tried just didn’t cut it or required a fair amount of hard scrubbing. Well a few years ago I stumbled upon this method by doing some of my own experimenting, and I have been cleaning my bathtub this way ever since. All you need is three simple ingredients that you most likely already have at home. Read below to find out what my secret is to get the cleanest bathtub... with zero scrubbing required!
When the weather gets warm enough, it's time to cross off all the outdoor projects you've had on your list before it gets too hot to actually get them done. Below are 5 easy outdoor projects I recommend doing now to get your home ready for warmer weather.*This post was sponsored by CTS Cement, however, all views and opinions are my own.1. Weatherproofing Weatherproofing is super important going into the summer months to save you from wasting a ton of energy from cold air leaking out and warm air working its way in. It also prevents moisture and insects from getting in and causing unnecessary damage to your home.Two ways to keep your home cool and dry in hot weather:Repair foundation cracks before they become a problem.
I see big hurricane vases all the time at the thrift store for super cheap but I am not a huge fan of the shape. I recently saw one that I really liked at Pottery Barn but it was $70! I set out to see if I could recreate this candle holder for less.
I really try to be conscious not to create unnecessary waste with the items I purchase but it's difficult simply because of how they're packaged; consequently every week we put SO many items into our recycle bin. Thankfully (or perhaps hopefully) they do actually get recycled into something useful versus a pile of junk in a landfill. I'm making it a point to repurpose as much as I possibly can instead of purchasing more, it's a win win really, for my budget, the environment plus I enjoy a challenge.Since I can't work anymore and don't have pets gardening and art are my pastimes. Many of my plants are doing very well and growing like crazy [YAY] so I've been trimming, rooting, repotting and gifting like crazy. I find that my yogurt and cottage cheese containers make for excellent planters. Here is an example of just one style I've been doing as of late.
5 easy steps to frame a painting on canvas using offset clips and a back-loading frame.
In the furniture refinishing world, there's nothing better than finding a great piece of furniture on the side of the road 🎉While taking my pup for a walk, a few doors down from me had this beautiful MCM (mid century modern) desk that was in great shape just sitting on the curb waiting for the garbage truck to pick it up 🤦♀️ Obviously, I couldn't let this beauty disappear forever, so I ran back to my house and dropped off my pup, grabbed my van, and went back to pick up the perfect gem!Read on to see how I transformed a plain desk into a modern beauty.............*Whenever picking up a used piece of furnure, you want to inspect it really well for any sign of bugs, but this rule is especially true for those "curbside" pieces. You can even wrap a large black bag (or 2, 3, 4, how many it takes to tightly cover it) around the piece and spray insecticide in it, preferably one for bedbugs. Tightly cover the piece and tie it closed. Allow it to sit in the sun for 48 hours, dispose of the bag(s) and continue on as usual.*Price is based on the amount of product used, not the initial cost of the products*Time is based on work time only, does not include dry time
We have a large wall by our backyard patio for which we need large wall art. And, I mean LARGE! Last week, I gave our front porch swing a mini-makeover. We are loving our new front porch sanctuary and are now turning attention to the back patio. Time to add some “zing!” to the back as we did to the front. (See last week’s porch swing makeover here.)
I finally got around to doing something about my curtains. I found these at the thrift store years ago and gave them a makeover, but was ready for a change. We moved the furniture around in my room and we now have a fireplace under the window. The fireplace will be getting a makeover soon also, so any ideas are welcome! I wanted curtains that would close over the fireplace and that’s when these DIY Romantic Ruffle Curtains were created!
When I walk around Dollar Tree and see random items that I can create with, it makes me super excited to get home and get crafty! For $3.00, I picked up a wreath form and two garlands then used some supplies from my stash to create a Patriotic Garland Wreath DIY project. Perfect for the Fourth of July and the rest of the year. I like to show my spirit for all things red, white, and blue by keeping up some decorations year-round. It also helps me remember the brave men and women who have made us the Home of the Free because of the Brave.
...okay remember my post on my linen closet organization? Well I promised a post on how I made my shelf covers and here it is.We only have one linen closet in my small house and it was CRAMMED. Not at all functional.So I got to work organizing it- for a reminder you can see that post here. And also as a reminder- here is the before of my terrible linen closet.
Have you heard Dixie Belle Paint carries a transfer line now? The one that caught my eye first is called Latin floral and I found the perfect project to try it on; a wooden toy box. The bold colors and great design are perfect to add personality to the box.
It's spring and I'm eager to work in my flower beds!! One of the projects on my to do list is to make a trellis for my Rose bush to climb on. Every year my Rose bush produces long runs and they always end up going behind the deck or up the foundation headed for the siding.I normally end up cutting the runs off and its a never ending cycle all summer long. So this year I will be able to use my new trellis and hopefully enjoy more blooms!This trellis also would be amazing for a veggie garden as well!
If your bathtub face boring and flat like mine, do this! For under $10 and an hour you can elevate the look of your bathroom with PVC box trim. This project requires no power tools! My favorite projects are always cheap, easy, but impactful!
UPGRADE YOUR OLD AND THRIFTED VASES TO AN EARTHY BOHO LOOK Got old, dated, or ugly vases? I have a solution for you! These faux terracotta vases look so great in your space and allow you to reuse something you’re not using anymore! If you’re interested in DIY Fall decor, be sure to check out this Fall DIY Wheat Wreath and these DIY Scrap Wood Lanterns.
Loss is hard. Finding ways to honor your lost loved ones is something that is important to a lot of people.For myself, it was the loss of a child. As I am approaching her 8th heavenly birthday, I wanted to make something special to plant some flowers for her. This project was simple yet meaningful for me.I also think this would make a good gift idea for someone.Here I will show you how I transformed an old planter pot into a remembrance planter using the tissue transfer technique.
After painting the interior of my She Shed/Craft Shack it was time for me to work on the outside. When the shed initially was delivered, I had it placed at the very back of the property. Every project I would have to trudge all the way back there at least 10 times to get tools and supplies. Needless to say, that got old... QUICK. Major changes were in order for this little shed’s location and exterior! Here is how I did it for less than $200!