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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
It's officially National Painting Week - one of our favorite times of the year, because paint is, well, magical. You just wave a magic wand (ahem, I mean...brush), and it transforms rooms like nothing else. It's a powerful feeling, holding so much potential in your hand, wielding that brush and roller like a wizard. Kazaaap!
For this year's project we focused on the bonus room of our house: the porch. The truth is, we are porch people. That soft summer air drifting through the screens, the cool fall nights lounging with friends, the sunset on city streets. That’s what your porch is for, and if you have one, you know how lucky you are. Read on to see how we transformed ours.
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?