she shed, diy, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, woodworking projects, painted She Shed using a tinted stain

She Shed

I've wanted my own version of a She Shed for a few years. With my guy's mad carpentry skills, it all came together and I love it!

how to create a mini meadow

How to Create a Mini Meadow

Love wild flowers but don't have room for a meadow? This was my problem too. So, I decided to make some 'mini' meadows from old apple bins. Here is how I got on...

backyard firepit

Backyard Firepit

My friend bought a new home a couple years ago and today she put in her backyard firepit. She wanted a safe way to have family get togethers around the fire. The first step is to be sure your town allows firepits in the city limits and inquire if they require a permit for it. Check with your local fire station and / or city zoning departments.

deck revitalization

Deck Revitalization!

I am so very proud of my husband and I wanted to share! My husband was asked by his Aunt if he could re-build her deck. Now mind you my husband is a truck driver and not a carpenter. He has built decks over the years however never with plans just a vision in his mind. This one was the most intricate one that he has done and I am super proud of him and his Aunt loves it.

shed converted to chicken coop, homesteading, outdoor living, pets animals

Shed Converted to Chicken Coop

When we expanded our flock, we needed to add more space. Check out how we turned a 8 x 10 shed into a great chicken coop that is cute and functional.

diy pottery barn inspired sandbox, diy, outdoor furniture, woodworking projects

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Sandbox

I'm a huge fan of Pottery Barn, but not of the prices. The way I look at things is how can I make something similar, but save the money. I wanted a canopy covered sandbox for the kiddos and didn't want to splurge so I decided to make my own Pottery Barn look alike!

building a barbecue

Building a Barbecue

Hello, I am Cy from Cy's Corner and this is a project from the mind of my Husband. He wanted to make an area specifically for the barbecue! I made a video of this building adventure and it is included below, but for tutorial sake I will describe his process with some pictures.

diy backyard gazebo

DIY Backyard Gazebo

I have this area in my yard that isn’t really usable for entertaining. It’s around the corner from the patio and is pretty narrow. So this is the perfect fit! First of all I had my husband build (DIY) me this small structure out of 1 x 2’s. Funny thing- we used the basic idea from the cat hutches he built for the animal shelter! Hey, if it works! We did add a pitched roof on this one though.

platform tree swing instead of tire swing, diy, how to, outdoor living, woodworking projects

Platform Tree Swing Instead of Tire Swing

Not finding anything I liked as far as tree swings go, I decided to create and build my own for my grand daughter. It was a huge hit when I shared it on my Facebook profile and so I thought I would share it with you. If you are going to make it yourself, I am more than happy to help you along the way if you have questions! Thanks for looking!

chicken coop pump house designer upcycle, homesteading, outdoor living, pets animals, Full view of coop and run area

Pump House to Designer Coop

Hubby and I decided to raise chickens. Rather than build a small coop from scratch we decided to convert an unused pump house.

episode 9 beating the heat with pallets

Episode 9: Beating the Heat With Pallets

If you're in the Houston area, you can Team Up with a Hometalker like Leesa to create your own pallet wall. Get all the materials you need, as well as a customized plan and hands-on help to get this project done! Just message Leesa here to get started!

cantilevered pergola diy designed and built, decks, diy, how to, outdoor living, woodworking projects

Cantilevered Pergola -- DIY Designed and Built

Read about our self-designed and built cantilevered pergola built for around $400.

8 x10 potting shed pool equipment cover, outdoor living, pool designs, The finished shed has rounded rafter tails and jerkinhead roof shape

8'x10' Potting Shed/ Pool Equipment Cover

This custom shed was designed to complement a a 1920s jerkinhead-roofed Florida bungalow with Craftsman and Tudor influences. The owners were exploring ideas to hide a pool pump in the backyard. They decided that our shed styles were the perfect solution for maintaining the historic look of their property, gaining useful space for gardening, and hiding the pool pump.

how to build a shed ramp, garages, how to, outdoor living, woodworking projects

How to Build a Shed Ramp

My garage was starting to get cramped so I decided I needed a shed for the lawn/garden equipment.

how to build your own outdoor playset, diy, how to, outdoor living, woodworking projects

Build Your Own Outdoor Playset

After living in Japan for six years with only an itty-bitty concrete front porch, a good-sized backyard was one of our requirements when we were searching for a new house. We wanted a private place to entertain {which led to our DIY pergola} and a fenced yard to conveniently let Kona out to do her business and play. She loves to chase the ball.

simple easy custom diy deck railings

Simple Easy Custom DIY Deck Railings

I remember when I called my dad and said I wanted to change my deck railings. They were old and needed to be taken down. He said, ok what were you thinking? I replied. Well, I was thinking about chicken wire. Then there was silence on the other end of the phone. In this tutorial, I am going to show how to build custom railings using unconventional materials.

150 greenhouse, diy, gardening, homesteading, Here is the outside of the completed greenhouse It not rests on our back porch We have a light we run into it but so far we havent needed to use it

$150 Greenhouse

Here is the greenhouse my husband made out of very inexpensive pine. It would have been cheaper had he not used so many screws haha!

building an adirondack bridge, diy, landscape, outdoor living, woodworking projects

Building an Adirondack Bridge

This fall we decided that we finally needed to create a way to get from one side of our yard over a somewhat muddy gully to the other. The best way? Build a bridge. Not just any bridge, an Adirondack bridge...

how to install an inground trampoline, how to, outdoor living

How to Install an Inground Trampoline

Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved inground trampolines. We had them at my grandparent’s house and at their cabin. They were so easy to run on and off of, take turns on, and were super convenient for us as kids.
When I was a teenager, we had an above-ground trampoline at our house. I was in charge of mowing our home lawn for years. It was tedious and annoying having to recruit one or two family members to help me move the trampoline half way through my lawn mow so I could mow under it.
My brother had an above ground trampoline with a net. His kids sometimes played with it. Then he had it installed inground and now the kids never stop playing with it. They don’t need help getting on or off, and there are fewer injuries and less fighting.

front door coppertop cedar awning

Front Door Coppertop Cedar Awning

The rain would always drip inside my storm door and create condensation. I tried a drip edge but that didn't solve the problem. So I decided to make an 18 inch overhang .

vintage life guard stand pool side mini bar upcycle, chalk paint, home decor, outdoor living, pool designs, repurposing upcycling

Vintage Life Guard Stand Makes a GREAT Pool Side Mini Bar

I found this vintage life guard chair and thought, ohhhh what to do!

diy backyard makeover before and after, decks, diy, gardening, landscape, outdoor living

DIY Backyard Makeover Before and After

When we bought our house, it came with a huge backyard deck in a sea of grass with one large fir tree and a few sad brown bushes. We spent the first 8 years redoing the inside and planting a vegetable garden and borders in the backyard before it was time to tackle the deck area - which had by that time become a dangerous, rotting mess (wet Oregon + wood = tons of maintenance or rot). We spent 8 months tearing out the deck and creating four garden "rooms" (dining, gazebo, entry, herb garden) in it's place using basic DIY skills and paying cash along the way.
Completed 2 years ago, the backyard makeover remains one of the best things we’ve done to our house! We use it during the warmer months almost every day and it's our view throughout the whole year, so it was a good use of our time and money, to say the least.

diy wood

DIY Wood Fired Pizza Oven for $200

Hi all.Links to some of the stuff used below:This one has been on my to do list for way too long, and I finally found the method that works the best for me. For a bit of a run down on the process, for those that wanted more information.I started with the cheap porn ball (or gym ball), and made a cardboard opening, then coated that with cement and newspaper.Once the first layer hardened, I added another thick layer of vermiculite and cement, and let that set.Then taking that off the ball, I moved it into position on top of the fire bricks, raised up the back by around 30cm, and put the a thick layer of vermiculite/cement around the base, and over the whole mold.Then more concrete/vermiculite, until it got to around 15cm thick, and a decorative coat of darker concrete. I let it set for a week, fired it up with a small fire first, then after another day put a decent fire in there, and started making pizza!Fire Bricks:

build your own chicken coop

Build Your Own Chicken Coop!

Our first chicken coop was a typical square building with a front glass window and a side door to walk into. I was proud of accomplishing a building for my feathered drumsticks, although chagrined when I found out the county would tax it, since, "two walls and a roof make a building", and all buildings are improvements on the property.....I also learned the wisdom in the words, "it's easier to build anew, than to rebuild", when a hurricane dropped a tree on my chicken coop. So it was time to build a new coop. Here's what we did.....

diy tutorial replacing your mailbox post, home maintenance repairs, how to, With a little spray paint to freshen up your existing mailbox here is the finished look You CAN do it yourself

DIY Tutorial: Replacing Your Mailbox Post

Has your mailbox post seen better days? No need to pay someone to install a new one for you. You CAN replace it yourself with this DIY tutorial.