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How to Build a DIY Fire Pit- No Matter Your Budget or Skill Level

Building a DIY fire pit is a great way to update your backyard and entertain friends and family. A...

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DIY Fence Picket Garden Shed

Have you seen the prices of sheds lately?
I needed a shed and I was not impressed with the ones at
...

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Watermelon Rope Swing

I've been wanting a rope swing in our yard for years and now we finally have one! Using a pre-cut...

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DIY Wooden Boardwalk

Our backyard is pretty wide open and since we renovated our basement, we wanted to create a...

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Our Homemade Firepit - From All Repurposed Materials

I grew up going to a cabin that had a firepit. It was the heart of the activities. Everyone came...

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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...

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Papasan Dog Hut

Meet our girls, Penny and Pepper. Like all creatures, they seek comfort and cool in the heat of the...

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Cantilevered Pergola -- DIY Designed and Built

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

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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...

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Hand Sewn Baby Swing

I've got a lil' niece on the way, so I decided to make her a swing! This tutorial is for those with...

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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...

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Pallet Iced Tea Station

It all started with a regular old shipping pallet. I took it out of a burn pile at the local granite...

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Backyard Firepit

My friend bought a new home a couple years ago and today she put in her backyard firepit. She wanted...

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DIY Weekend Sandbox

A fairly inexpensive project (sand was the most) and it took us about a day to complete the box...

5 years before amp after in our fairfield garden, flowers, gardening, landscape, outdoor living, After Three dead trees cut down and new flower beds and mulched paths made

5 Years ~ Before & After in Our Fairfield Garden

Hard to believe but we just marked our fifth anniversary in our "new" old house. Many , many...

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Building a Backyard Shed/shop

As a part of our backyard transformation, my husband had to have a shed/shop! This is a chronicling...

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DIY Inexpensive Deck Rails Out of Steel Conduit, Easy to Do!

A post on how we built inexpensive deck rails out of steel conduit. Have you seen the gorgeous steel...

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My Granddaughter's Playhouse

My husband and I had so much fun transforming our granddaughter's playhouse that her other Granddad...

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Painting an Old Cooler Like an American Flag

I love rust, but this old cooler was a bit too rusty for my taste. I decided to give it a fun...

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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...

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DIY Outdoor Dog Bed Lounger

When I found a brand new pallet thrown away by a neighbor, I knew I would want to do something with...

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Upcycling 2x4 Pieces Into Something Both Useful and Beautiful

I hate waste, see one of my earlier posts about recycing scrap wood. Well I had a big pile af short...

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Creating a Gorgeous Outdoor Space

Having a gorgeous outdoor space for your friends and family to gather and socialize is an important...

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Before and after : canopy replaced w/ gazebo thanks to a sweet hubby

I painted the deck after scrubbing the house with clorox. I got a gazebo frame and patio furniture...