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This time of year is the greatest … back out in the garden, in the sun, doing yard work, and mowing. I can get some of my best thinking done while I'm on a mower.I love to repurpose and upcycle, so it's also the perfect time to start pulling out my stuff and making new things for my yard and garden.
Colourful succulents, with their beautiful, complex shapes look like mini works of art. Here we show you how to plant a succulent pot to make your own piece of garden art, inspired by the still life paintings of the Old Masters.
This post just a follow up on our office place. The built in finished completely (finally handles came in) Beautiful so it did worth the wait (black walnut and gold). As I mentioned in my earlier post we had a nook which probably meant for a built in but it was too small to execute it. So after much consideration I just wanted a built in bench with additional storage and pillows. Easy enough and not to blow the budget( purchased wood before the lumber price increase) Kept the same paint color as the built in same top as the desk (white oak) and after getting prices on a custom made bench cushion decided to make it by myself.Anyway,here are some pictures.P.S I wanted shiplap to the beck of the wall but it wasn't in the budget and might do it down the road or not:)
Do you have a few pieces of old wood laying around? Are you looking for something to do with them? Come see how to build a birdhouse with scrap wood! With a little bit of imagination, you can turn that old pile of wood into something that your bird friends will love!
I was browsing through an old book called At Home with Herbs by Jane Newdick, when I came across a project on painting pots with natural pigment powder. Her pots looked so beautiful so I stopped at the hardware store and picked up some linseed oil and an ordered a pigment kit from earthpigments.com.
I’ve been wanting a potting bench for a while now - something by the back door to display some decor, use as an outdoor work station, and double as a place for UPS to leave packages. After looking around online and at local stores, I couldn’t find anything that I liked that fit the narrow space - so I did what any "woodworking mom" would do, I decided to build it myself. | This post contains affiliate links |
This recycled chandelier planter project is the perfect way to spruce up your porch for spring. Using an old chandelier, some terra cotta pots, and spray paint I created the perfect adornment for my backyard. You can customize this project to fit your home’s exterior, or hang it inside for some creative decor. Change the plants out seasonally to add a pop of color, or use it as a creative herb garden, it’s totally up to you! Follow my step-by-step tutorial to create your own.
I saw a cement planter that someone made using a rain boot and I thought it would be really cute to make a planter out of a Converse high top sneaker. I love experimenting with unique shapes of existing items to make planters out of. Why not a cement sneaker planter?My biggest challenge was actually just trying to find cheap high top converse sneaks. I was hoping to find an old pair at a Goodwill, but I skipped the trip and took the easy way out and ended up getting a pair on eBay for 12 bucks.
I found a picture on Pinterest that I loved as a garden inspiration project. It was fun and whimsical and just the “perk up” that my yard needed. And it had birdhouses, which I love! I used to visit a group board on Pinterest called Grace and Whimsy Guest Gardening Board and it always made me happy. Thisproject proved a bit more difficult than I had anticipated. This was mainly because I wanted everything to be removable so that I can change the decor and flowers easily with the seasons. I have some red, white and blue birdhouses to swap out for the Fourth of July. In the fall, I plan to fill it with pumpkins. I have some fun Halloween repurposed wine bottles to put on top instead of the birdhouses, too. What are seasonal decor ideas that you would incorporate into this planter?
I had one of those days today. I was so excited about how these turned out and was out front taking pictures in the sunshine.I'm watching my son's dog this week so he along with our two were out front with me since it was beautiful! I had two of them on long lines, and was taking the pictures when some random cat ran right through the yard, seriously right past my table with the pots on them. There was a flurry of activity and the table when over, the pots fell, one broke, the plant fell out and broke, the chair ended up about 15 feet from where it was, my dog was wrapped around it, was limping, the other was around a tree. I wasn't very happy. Not only because of the pot but that plant had been knocked over in various pots at least 3x last year. I've babied it and I was so happy it was finally doing well.
Every year in my small hometown a church group holds a huge yard sale , and I always make sure I go home to be able to attend it. The ladies that organize it know I am a diyer and tend to set things aside for me. One of my finds from last year was an old bike and an antique highchair. I never did anything with either except store them in my shed. I dug out the bike and decided it was time to do something with it. It was a perfect Saturday project.
In my quest to make my garden pretty this year, I have a bunch of fun projects I want to complete. I am taking you all with me on my garden decorating journey! I made the Garden Stepping Stones, and the Garden Flower Stake. They came out so cute! Today we are going to make a super cute clay pot garden gnome.Follow along and make one for your yard too!
I have the perfect way for you to use up some of your old game pieces! With just a few supplies, I made these DIY Rock Garden Markers and they turned out adorable. I have a bag of random game pieces that I’ve collected over the years. I have lots of Monopoly houses, that turned out to be perfect for this project.
So, I had a pair of nightstands that were destined for the dump. I kept them around for several years with the intention of throwing them out but for some reason I just couldn't part with them. I finally made the decision to give them a second chance!
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.)
Summer is definitely upon us, with the 4th of July, right around the corner. Definitely it’s time to update the front door with a summer wreath.Last summer, we made this simple, playful wreath for summer, however we didn’t share how to make it with you. It’s also perfect for your front door for the 4th of July and patriotic celebrations too.Certainly, this easy summer wreath for your front door is affordable too. In fact, most of the supplies came from the dollar store.If you’d like to see a quick video tutorial on how to make this playful summer wreath for your front door. Click the play button below.We also invite you to follow along on our YouTube channel.
Welcome 2021, Happy New Year! Oh boy, 2020 has been quite a year, hasn’t it? I know that most of us have dealt with personal challenges, I mean that is life in and of itself, right? Life is a crazy ride on a good day, but this past year it’s been extra “special”. As I look back on 2020 I personally don’t want to focus on just the negative(s), I really want to try to focus on the silver linings that presented themselves. One of those good things has been the first Saturday of every month, the Cozy Living series has really been a light for me and has kept me wanting to be creative. As I share this Scandinavian inspired candleholder, my first project for 2021, I want you all to know that I am truly thankful to have you here sharing in my little corner of the world, it means so very much! Thank YOU! Cozy Living Team
Couldn’t resist making one more fun piece for my garden before getting on to things I should probably really be doing. 🙂I’d like to attract more birds, and thought a small feeder in the garden would help.An old metal chicken feeder has been hanging in my garage for several years now, so why not put it to use.
I realized the other day when organizing my holiday decor, that I only had a sad little box of patriotic decorations. I decided that I needed to add some more red, white & blue decor. Here I will show you how I turned a pair of American Flag Swim Trunks into an easy DIY USA sign.
They must have been MASSIVELY mass produced. These lovely cut glass luncheon plates with matching cups were, at one time, the standard for serving “a light lunch” at baby showers, wedding showers, church meetings, bridge clubs and other hosted “Ladies who Lunch” events.
Alissa HaganPlay Kitchen RemodelIt seems kitchens are a trending theme in my world recently. I have been helping a client with a kitchen remodel/refresh and now gave my girls' play kitchen a small makeover! I acquired this play kitchen before we even had kids. Honestly, I think it was even before we were married that I snagged the stove and the sink unit at a garages sale for $10. It sat for years collecting dust and moved three times, but I knew one day we would have kids and a play kitchen would be a great learning experience. I don't have pictures of what they looked like when i bought them, but just imagine wood kitchen units that left a lot to the imagination. The first makeover came when our oldest daughter was three. The stove unit got a door and hardware and the sink unit got an actual sink and faucet recycled from a bathroom remodel. We painted it a bright turquoise blue and gave it to her at Christmas. The first "remodel" cost us the price of spray paint and some hinges for the oven door. Everything else, the towel ring, faucet, sink bowl and oven handle were all recycled from a bathroom remodel my parents had done.
Come see my old wooden TV cabinet makeover. This project turned out SO good and it is the perfect DIY toy storage cabinet for decluttering!