In these parts, you need to suck every bit of sunlight out of the day to make it through the winter. An hour in the sunroom can do wonders. The homeowners flipped this sunroom from a hideous sidenote to an unbelievably inviting hangout. And, they accomplished this transformation on an itty bitty budget. See, it can be done.
Morgan's porch lacked privacy. It also provided no relief from the afternoon sun screaming into Morgan's living room. The answer to these conundrums? Slats.
Kathy's porch was looking a little under the weather, so she decided it needed a little doctoring. Although she had a few things to deal with, including peeling paint and cracked concrete, Kathy was undaunted. She collected her supplies
Looking down onto her front porch, Jennifer had an epiphany. "It's July," she observed, "but that's a Halloween-themed welcome mat." So, she grabbed some paint and got to work.
The results? A fun and playful welcome mat that spans the divide between handmade and standing up to the elements. Using some soft fabric paint, she created a bold border, then used an embroidery pattern to give the whole thing some character.
What more can you say about this dreamy, relaxing, chic daybed built for two? It's the epitome of perfection for a double or single nap on a sunny, warm afternoon. What did you say, call in sick?
For the past two years I've been thinking about a porch makeover. My porch is full of kind of cool collected furniture but the color of the brick walls and the cushions need to be completely re-thought. Thus, I've been searching high and low for inspiration.
Jeez, I barely got the idea out of my head and the creative and resourceful folks at The Brick House already built the snazziest wood slat screen for their porch. As you can see, it looks ultra sleek outside, but looking out from inside the porch is even better.
I just woke up this morning with natural wood on the brain. One thing led to another and Pow! I found a blog I've never seen called I (heart shape) Wood. A blog magazine devoted to all things wood. Well, combine that with an itch to get outside and do some front porch lollygaggin' and I found all shapes, sizes and styles of modern wooden rockers to dream of. I don't care what anyone says, you think more creatively in a rocking chair and you look better doing it MODERN. Take a look at the collection of rockers and...
This charming one-stall garage was transformed into an outdoor getaway from spring to fall. What was done with all the tools and what-not usually found in such places, My Home Ideas doesn’t say, and I really don’t care.
The Meow't ® Cat Patio mounts in any slidey uppy-downy window 22 1/2" to 36" wide, has a flap door to minimize heating and cooling loss and a translucent roof so you can keep an eye on your cat-child. The kicker is the ventilated paw-print porch itself, of course. The porch section is 11 1/4" by 12" x 11 1/2" tall. At $150 from Improvements it's not the cheapest cat toy you can buy, but I'm thinking it just might be DIY-able! Via.
BHG has a list of 20 great ways to boost your curb appeal. They’ve even catagorized them into projects that can be accomplished in a day, week or even month.
In a day:
- Create a symmetrical entryway by adding sidelights and containers filled with flowers.
- Replace old hardware like house numbers and lockset.
- Punch up your front door with a fresh coat of colorful paint and polish the door fixtures.
- Replace your mailbox or dress up the one you...
Kitchen chairs, bar stools, porch furniture, patio furniture, window seats, sofas, chairs, floor pillows, dog beds, doll beds, cat beds, and that's all I can think of, this tutorial will show you step-by-step how to make your own boxed and corded cushions.
You can ditch the cord for a more modern look.
Have at it this Spring with the beautiful large graphic print fabrics available for the interior and the new outdoor fabrics--to die for!
Almost all pillows, cushions and upholstery is finished with fabric covered welt cord/piping. Here is a simple tutorial for you to see how easy it is to make.
what you need:
cord to cover
strips of fabric, cut on the bias, sewn together
what you do:
1. cut fabric on the bias (diagonally) into strips
I use 5/32" cording so I cut 1 3/4" strips of fabric. I couldn't cut these strips on the bias because I didn't have enough...