How To: Build A Custom Pergola For Your Backyard

By: Lexy.b.ward May 16, 2013

During the summer months, the backyard is where we spend most of our time. I've been obsessing over gazebos and pergolas lately, and stumbled upon a really great tutorial for building one yourself! It took less than 15 hours and was so much cheaper than hiring a contractor to come and build one for you!  … Continue Reading

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How To: Turn Wire Sculptures into Modern, Geometric Succulent Planters

By: Capreek May 15, 2013

Give tabletop decor a new use and a warm-weather-appropriate makeover with this awesome DIY… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Garage Organization Ideas

By: Diy maven May 15, 2013

Stuff. We all have it. Especially if we have a garage. And kids. And a yard. And are DIYers. BUT, because we're DIYers, we can easily whip up some of these clever storage ideas that will get our garages in ship-shape in no time. 

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How To: Make a Modern, Trough-Style Concrete Planter

By: Capreek May 14, 2013

I shared 12 (super rad) outdoor projects that use concrete yesterday, but I'm just going to have to make it 13! This project is too easy and too awesome not to… Continue Reading

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12 Awesome Concrete and Cinder Block Outdoor DIY Projects!

By: Capreek May 13, 2013

Concrete, cement, and cinder block are all pretty mundane building materials. But with some creativity and elbow grease, you can put them to work transforming your outdoor space into a stylish living area! Here are 12 awesome DIY projects to… Continue Reading

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An Outstanding Outdoor Room Makeover

By: Diy maven May 13, 2013

Centsational Girl, Kate, helped her friend Cheryl re-do her outdoor living space. The 'room' had a lot of things going for it. Great furniture and a lovely pergola, to name a few. But the space wasn't as 'pretty' as… Continue Reading

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Weekend Project: Installing a Planter Box

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 10, 2013

If you've been looking for a budget-friendly way to get out in the sun and show the outdoors whose boss, the DIY way, you'll want to check out this tutorial for installing window boxes in an afternoon. It's the perfect weekend project to spruce up your home's curb… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 7 Blue Jeans Turned Aprons

By: Diy maven May 10, 2013

Who doesn't have a pair of blue jeans that have seen better days? Usually, I save those for 'work' jeans, but I'm thinking I may have to rescue a pair from the stack to makeContinue Reading

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10 New Ways To Repurpose An Old Dresser

By: Faith-towers May 09, 2013

How many times have you passed up a great old dresser at a yard sale because you weren't sure what to do with it? It happens to me all the time. Well, it turns out that there are lots of alternative ways to use a chest of drawers... they're not just for… Continue Reading

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10 Small Space Container and Herb Garden Ideas

By: Matt allison May 08, 2013

Growing your own herbs is incredibly satisfying. Not only do they take up very little space, they take your cooking to new heights as you start experiment with different flavor profiles, you can even read our guide to choosing your ownContinue Reading

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5 Easy Ways To Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal

By: Faith-towers May 07, 2013

First impressions are important. The exterior of your home is the first thing a person sees when they visit your home, and the last thing they see when they leave. These 5 easy tips will have the outside of your home in excellent shape in no… Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own DIY Tree Swing

By: Capreek May 06, 2013

I've always wanted a tree swing, but have never lived in a place that had a tree strong enough to support one. If you're lucky enough to have a nice, sturdy tree near you, and are willing to let me stop by for spontaneous swinging sessions*, here's a great tutorial for making a tree swing that'll… Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Outdoor Log Lounge Chair

By: Capreek May 02, 2013

Even though it snowed yesterday where I live (Hello, weather! It's May! Get a grip.), my thoughts are occupied by visions of summer and lounging in the sun with a good book. Of course, to lounge one would need a lounge chair. I'm thinking of giving this rustic-meets-modern version a… Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fun DIY Backyard Entertainment Ideas

By: Faith-towers May 02, 2013

Up here in the northeast, it's finally that time of year when people start to fix up their yards and spend their spare time outside. The grill comes out, the patio furniture emerges, and the neighbors stop by. Which means it's also time to get creative and find some fun things to do out there in the… Continue Reading

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Make It: Do-It-Yourself Monogrammed Watering Can

By: Lexy.b.ward Apr 26, 2013

Watering plants can be an automatic stress reliever. It's even more fun when you are watering with a gorgeously decorated watering can! Here's a quick weekend project to help you customize your main gardening… Continue Reading

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