This is the season of outdoor parties, barbecues and get-togethers... but it's also bug season. Don't let them get you down though! Here are ten clever ways to DIY your way to bug-free entertaining.
It's the time of year when we're all spending more time outdoors than inside them. Keep the threshold separating the two cheery and functional with this geometric welcome mat!
During those summer months, I long to be outdoors. At the beach, by the pool, in the backyard, at the park. You name it! But I'm always craving SHADE! Keep cool with one of these chic umbrellas that are sure to turn heads this summer, and maybe make you want to use them year-round.
When you only have a small budget for outdoor furniture, finding the right pieces can be a bit dissapointing at times. If you don't feel like waiting for those end-of-summer deals, try exploring your local thrift store. With some good scouting and creative imagination, you might find the perfect piece for your patio.
Porch and patio season is officially open, and it should be our modus operandi for the next three months. If you haven't dusted off your outdoor furniture, swept out the porch cobwebs, and fired up your citronella candles, the time is nigh.
As we cleaned out our porch last weekend, we decided our plant stands needed a little pick-me-up. We gave them a refresh with a favorite paint color, our Wagner paint sprayer, and a new potted plant. Read on to learn how to do this easy project this weekend (and how to win a paint sprayer of your own)!
Bar carts are super trendy right now, but they can also be super expensive. If you're looking for a cheap and minimal option, this easy DIY is definitely for you. And who doesn't like taking pre-existing pieces and transforming them into something new? Simply turn an outdated and bland TV tray into a minimalistic bar cart!
Whether you spell it "donut" or "doughnut", this beach umbrella is just about the sweetest thing you'll see next to the surf this summer. Would you believe the umbrella started out looking like this
Photo: West Elm
Hosting those summer dinner parties are always a must - it's where you share and make lasting memories with close friends and family. Here are 10 must-have outdoor party essentials to help you plan the perfect evening with your loved ones. Think minimal and modern with lots of great textures!
Photo: Scandinavian Designs
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When gardening or doing lawn-care, it's not necessary to own EVERY tool available for such applications. However, the right tool for the job can save you hours of toil and grief. We've put together 7 such tools that will save you time and bodily harm that we can't live without. (BTW, we've assumed a grass cutting implement is standard to everyone who mows their own lawn, so you won't be seeing a "lawn mower" on the list.)
We love small space container gardening in the Curbly neighborhood. Whether they're full of flowers, herbs, or vegetables, we don't care. Just so long as they're clever, good looking, practical and DIYable, which
It's probably happened to you before... you try to balance your drink on a wonky area of grass, and it spills all over the lawn. What a waste of a perfectly good beverage! So today I'm sharing an easy project that will prevent this from happening ever again - a backyard drink holder that will help you hold your drinks in style.
Does this sound familiar? You're at your favorite garden center and the fairy garden supplies call to you. (They're miniatures thus making them irresistible.) As you're considering the sweet teeny tiny benches and birdbaths and such, you cast your gaze upon the namesakes of such gardens and you recoil. Why? Because--DANG--those fairies can look creepy!! Like horror movie
The cinderblock is just one of the most versatile pieces of outdoor equipment out there. I know, you're probably thinking, "what else can you do with it, but raise a bed?!" I've rounded up 10 cool ideas for using those guys around your backyard! The rotisserie? A definite game changer. Check them out below!
In case you haven't noticed, we love making IKEA items even cooler. So when I decided I needed a birdhouse for our yard, it occurred to me that the wooden Knuff magazine file might be the perfect solution. Keep reading to check out the stylish, modern birdhouse that I came up with.
Growing season is upon us where I live, and I'm itching to plant some herbs. But where to plant? Outside, deer and rabbits mow down anything within their reach. Inside, there isn't much space. To overcome both obstacles, we've rounded up 10 small space herb garden projects
For me and just about every gardener I know, low maintenance garden plants are first and foremost perennials. Plant them once and reap their benefits for years to come. (Equally important for me are plants that are deer/pest resistant. Check this post out to see what I mean.) Therefore, when I began putting together this roundup, perennials were the focus.
Other than the perennial requirement, I decided to break the list into
The first day of summer might still be a couple months away, but that hasn't stopped us from getting prepared for those relaxing afternoons lounging in the sun or evenings winding down with a tasty cocktail in hand. Afterall, it's never too early to get out and enjoy this incredible weather, so here are some must-have pieces to really brighten up your day...and patio!
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I have a serious soft spot in my heart for fairy gardens. I mean, who wouldn't? Miniature oases filled with teeny-tiny enchanted objects?? The 7-year-old girl in me gets a little giddy just thinking about it. Jamielyn's take on the DIY fairy garden includes some
Have you ever considered dark paint when painting your home's exterior? Here are ten amazing homes that showcase dark paint as a worthy choice for your home's exterior.
Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner... and with it comes backyard barbecues and lazy summer afternoons with nothing to do. Until now. Here are ten of our very favorite DIY outdoor games that will keep you entertained all summer.