How To: Make a Bike Tire Trellis

By: Diy maven Jun 10, 2015
Photo: For the Love of Skinny

A couple of old bike tires (courtesy of a garage sale), five feet of threaded rod, some gardening string and we have a cheeky-cool round trellisContinue Reading

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Get Ready for Summer with these 13 Backyard BBQ Essentials

By: Jeran Jun 09, 2015

Tis the season for dining outside.  But, let's break away from the classic red and white gingham and try a new, more modern color palette. I've found 13 Backyard BBQ Essentials that are sure to refresh your look.  Subtle color and retro shapes will keep your loving these items for years to come.  

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Brilliant Doormat-Stamped DIY Stepping Stones

By: Diy maven Jun 09, 2015
Photo: Nancy Mizelle

This is one of those projects that I wish I'd thought of first. Not only are these stepping stones' construction brilliant, but so are their respective outcomes. Materials to make them are easily found at any big box store andContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: Lush Backyard Landscapes That Will Make You Forget The Grass

By: Faith-towers Jun 08, 2015
Eye Candy: Lush Backyard Landscapes That Will Make You Forget The Grass
Photo: BHG

When planning out a backyard, most people immediately imagine grass. But why not think outside the box and try a grass-less yard? And the best part? Less maintenance - no need to mow the lawn! Here are ten gorgeous outdoor spaces with no grass.   

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Cool and Collected Screen Porch and Deck Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 08, 2015

Photo: Home Stories A to Z

Beth partnered with a big box store to make over Mike and Laura’s porch and deck. On the punch list were updated furnishings with a better arrangement to maximize the space for the family of four. Although the porch was a great space, it needed a significant dose of personality. Beth and crewContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Super Unique House Numbers

By: Faith-towers Jun 04, 2015
Eye Candy: 10 Super Unique House Numbers
Photo: Via The Decorator

First impressions are important, and that goes for your home too. Your house number is a good place to get creative. Here are ten fun ideas to get you inspired.   

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Art in the Garden: DIY Mosaic Mannequin

By: Diy maven Jun 02, 2015
Photo: Flea Market Gardening

A glittering torso with a skirt made of blooming roses might not be everyone's cuppa, but if you're a gardener who also happens to be a mosaic artist, then you'll want to join the party. It all started when Becky bought a hard-shell styrofoam mannequin at anContinue Reading

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10 Easy Ways To Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal

By: Faith-towers Jun 02, 2015
10 Easy Ways To Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal
Photo: Aunt Peaches

It was a long winter, and many of us are in the same boat - our yards are a mess. But there are some super simple ways to fix up the front of your home to give it that wow-factor that you've been looking for. Here are ten easy, no-fail ways to give your curb appeal a boost.   

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How To: Turn an Old Sweatshirt into New Garden Gloves in 10 Minutes

By: Diy maven Jun 02, 2015
Photo: Lately Reconstructed

Honestly, if this how-to took longer, I probably wouldn't do it. BUT, because it takes only 10 minutes, I'm totally in. Plus it's a great use for the sleeves and cuffs; the rest of the sweatshirt can still be used for earth-friendly, reusable Swiffer cloths. As for making the garden gloves, thatContinue Reading

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What's the Best Garden Planner? We Find Out!

By: Diy maven May 19, 2015
Garden Planners Comparison - Which one is best?

Memorial Day is in sight and, here in the Midwest, that means the start of gardening season. To turn your brown thumb green – or your greener thumb greener – we've assembled 4 popular garden/landscape planners and put them through their paces. The victims today are Small Blue Printer, Plan Garden, Mother Earth News Garden Planner, and Better Homes and Gardens Garden Planner. Are the free versions as good as the paid-for route? Maybe, maybeContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Fun DIY Backyard Entertainment Ideas

By: Faith-towers May 13, 2015

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 backyard.  

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Make This: Super Easy DIY Hanging Plant Wall

By: Hellolidy May 12, 2015
DIY Modern Wire Plant Hanger

Our basement family room was recently given a much needed makeover! The space was totally out of date, dark and uninviting. I started with giving the walls a fresh coat of white paint and brought in some new pieces for the room. Still, the space was asking for something a little more modern and one-of-a-kind.  Since I love plants SO much and I try to have one in every room possible, I created a fun this super simple plant wall to show off my little green collection and add some serious life to the space! Continue Reading

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How To: Make a DIY Doormat with Rope

By: Brittni mehlhoff May 07, 2015
Photo: Design Sponge

Have you seen those coiled rugs, made popular by Armadillo & Co, that have been trending lately? They're really beautiful, but (unfortunately) out of budget for many. Luckily, there is a small-scale DIY option inspired by this trend that is completely budget-friendly and easy to make: a coiled rope DIY doormat. Want to give it a try?

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16 Colorful Patio Accessories for Summer

By: Lexy.b.ward May 06, 2015
colorful patio accessories

Summer is here and it's time to add a little color to that outdoor heaven you'll be hanging out in! Here are 16 fun and punchy furniture pieces and accessories!      

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