metal and wood a perfect combination

Metal and Wood...a Perfect Combination

This is not a tutorial but a response to a comment on one of my projects.

fire up the pit

Fire up the Pit!

Our fire pit was just that...the pits.

coffee table from pallet wood

Coffee Table From Pallet Wood

My husband and I like to make tables. We try to find a pretty base and then create a top. Much of the time we use wood slabs from the sawmill. This time I wanted to try pallet wood.

anthropologie for less

Anthropologie for LESS!!

Walk through a gift shop, spot something cute, pick it up and try not to drop it when you see the price! At least, that's how it goes for me. I'm more the Dollar Tree girl. I saw this at Anthropologie and needed one for my guest bedroom.

old chair upgrade, Some rotten places and peeling paint

Old Chair Upgrade.

We have a little patio set from IKEA that sits outside our guest room bedroom on the deck. This week, while pressure washing the house and deck and getting everything ready for summer, I realized that the wood on the set was in bad shape from the winter weather.

how mini ways can you make a small garden

How "mini" Ways Can You Make a Small Garden?

You are only limited by your imagination when it comes to having a garden. Regardless of space and sunlight, you can grow vegetables and herbs in just about any location. Here are a few of the ways I do it.

light up the night

Light Up the Night.

I love lanterns and deck lights, but the PRICE of some. I looked at several stores and online, but a single lantern can cost from $59 to over $100! String lights can be expensive too. So...I hit the thrift stores.

old chair new home

Old Chair, New Home.

I found this amazing chair at a local thrift store for $40.00. It just had to come home.

spring cleaning the natural way

Spring Cleaning the Natural Way.

Many people are allergic to harsh cleaning products....Many don't even know it! I am studying to become a certified aromatherapist and have found natural ways to clean. Not only are these better for you, they smell amazing.

front porch upgrade

Front Porch Upgrade.

Our front porch was, to say the least, unwelcoming. It was basically a slab leading to the front doors.

Diane Forte Barfield
Diane Forte Barfield
2 answers in October