Eye Candy: Creative Outdoor Seating Ideas

By: Faith-towers Jun 19, 2014

Eye Candy: Creative Outdoor Seating Ideas

Let's face it... some of the patio furniture on the market today can be generic and boring. So why not get creative and use some unexpected materials for your outdoor seating? Click through for ten of my favorite ideas.   

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9 Tips for Easy Outdoor Entertaining

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 19, 2014

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, outdoor entertaining is in full swing. And if you're planning a little get-together or party outdoors, I have nine entertaining tips to make sure your party goes off without a hitch.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Your Own Modern Trestle-Style Dining Table for Under $50

By: Capreek Jun 18, 2014

A modern, solid wood dining table for under $50 is basically unheard of. Which may explain why this project from The Design Confidential is blowing my mind!     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 DIY Outdoor Games and Activities

By: Matt allison Jun 18, 2014

Roundup: 10 DIY Outdoor Games and Activities

Make the most of the warm weather and get outdoors! We've round-up a couple DIY Outdoor Games and Activities that are designed to appeal to both kids and adults alike, enjoy the family fun.Continue Reading

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Make It: A Kid-Friendly Outdoor Reading Nook and Hideaway

By: Capreek Jun 17, 2014

Oh man. What I would have given to have had something like this amazing reading nook/hideout as a kid. With the summer wide open, the possibilities of this kid-friendly outdoor space are only limited by your child's imagination -- and your skills with a power drill.      Continue Reading

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How To: Make an Outdoor Chandelier with a Hula Hoop

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 17, 2014

I never would have guessed that a trip down the kid's toy aisle would be where one would find the main item needed for an outdoor lighting project. As it turns out, though, a hula hoop is the perfect supply for this DIY. Click through to find out how to make a hanging rope chandelier with this unexpected item.   Continue Reading

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8 Tips for Hosting A Memorable Backyard BBQ

By: Faith-towers Jun 17, 2014

How To Host An Amazing Backyard BBQ

Sure, anybody can have a few friends over and throw some burgers on the grill. But today we're here to show you how to take your backyard BBQ to the next level. And don't worry, our tips won't break the bank!   

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How To: Create an Inviting Entry Outside to Inside

By: Diy maven Jun 17, 2014

Will Rogers once said, "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression." Entryways, both outside and inside, are our guests' first impression to our home. And, oftentimes, our exterior entrances are the only impression our neighbors have of us. Which is why it's good to periodically turn a critical eye to them and get down to some spiffing up.       Continue Reading

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Roundup: 6 Awesome and Easy DIY Fire Pits

By: Capreek Jun 16, 2014

I don't know about you, but I feel like an evening get together outdoors just isn't complete without the warmth and mystique of a well-made fire. Unfortunately, fire pits can be quite pricey, but with a few simple materials you can make your own for a fraction of the cost. Here are 6 modern DIY fire pit ideas for just about any skill level!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: An Unbelievable Backyard Patio Makeover

By: Capreek Jun 16, 2014

We're now mid-way through June and the itch to be outdoors has fully taken hold of me! I've been scouring the Internet for patio and yard inspiration (side note: have you seen these amazing backyards?! Holy moly.), and recently spotted this incredible, two-part makeover.         Continue Reading

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Before and After: Sweet Porch Dining Room Makeover

By: Diy maven Jun 16, 2014

Last Friday we had a roundup of eye candy that included some gorgeous outdoor dining spaces. In today's B & A, we have an existing porch dining room that was given a sweetContinue Reading

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Eye Candy: 12 Lovely and DIYable Outdoor Kitchens, Carts, and Dining Spaces

By: Diy maven Jun 13, 2014

Outdoor kitchens and dining spaces are incredibly popular these days. They can also be incredibly expensive! Especially the kitchens. Stainless steel appliances, stone and mortar aren'tContinue Reading

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10 Ways To Transform String Lights For Your Deck or Patio

By: Faith-towers Jun 12, 2014

10 Ways To Transform String Lights For Your Deck Or Patio

It's outdoor party season, and there's nothing prettier than a twinkling set of string lights once the sun goes down. Plain old lights are fun, but there are plenty of ways to make them a bit more exciting - dress them up with these fun DIY ideas.   

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Roundup: 12 Festive DIY Outdoor Lighting Projects

By: Capreek Jun 11, 2014

It's outdoor entertaining season and what's a party without a little ambiance? To help get your outdoor space ready for the festive months ahead, we've rounded up 12 creative DIY lighting projects that are sure to cheer up your yard, patio, or balcony!        Continue Reading

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Make It: DIY Picnic Box

By: Matt allison Jun 11, 2014

DIY Picnic Box

Try your hand at this simple picnic box. All it takes is a little plywood, dowels and copper pipe. Paint it or leave it raw, then pack your sandwiches and hit the park.

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Eye Candy: 15 Amazing Backyards to Get You Inspired this Summer

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 10, 2014

June and July are pretty popular months for taking the party outdoors and enjoying the weather with a barbecue. Unfortunately, many backyards are in need of a little TLC before you start inviting friends over though. So, if your backyard is in need of a rescue before July 4th comes around, I have a roundup of backyard eye candy that will be the perfect inspiration for your outdoor oasis. Here are 15 amazing backyards to check out before you tackle this summer's outdoor rehab.   Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Clever Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

By: Faith-towers Jun 10, 2014

10 Super Clever Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

It's that time of year when the weather has finally gotten nicer and nobody wants to be inside. And entertaining outdoors gives us a whole new set of creative options for decor, food and beverages, and even activities. Click through for ten totally clever outdoor entertaining ideas.   

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7 DIY Project Ideas for Your Weekend

By: Brittni mehlhoff Jun 06, 2014

In my book, the weekends are made for do-it-yourself projects, especially if they're fun and easy. So, I've rounded up seven of my favorite tutorials to kick off the weekend. Included on the list is a DIY dartboard, a frosted glass DIY, a new use for tin cans, and more.   Continue Reading

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Eye Candy: 10 Inspiring Small Porches And Patios

By: Faith-towers Jun 05, 2014

10 Amazing Small Porches And Patios

Outdoor space is at a premium these days, especially in metropolitan areas. So sometimes it's a nice reminder to see that no matter how small your porch or patio is, there's always a way to make it beautiful. Here are ten inspiring examples.  

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Before and After: A Colorful DIY Bench IKEA Hack

By: Capreek Jun 04, 2014

Inspired by an outdoor bench makeover she'd spotted floating around the Internet (you know the one), Alecia decided to recreate the idea with a more finished look for indoor use. The result? One of my favorite IKEA hacks to date!      Continue Reading

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