We’ve always stacked all our shovels, rakes, etc in a big pile in a corner. It was a huge pain to move all the tools that werein the front out of the way just to get to the one garden hoe in the back. When it came time to clean out the garden tool shed, … Continue Reading
What used to be a children’s swing set and slide has become a swinging bench as well as a grape vine support.
One of our favorite summertime sounds has always been the chorus of frogs at the pond. We’ve gone to great lengths to make it a great place for frogs, and have always been rewarded for our efforts. There’s a pump to oxygeniate the water, pond plants to use a lounging pads, duck weed for shade … Continue Reading
Again, thanks Pinterest! All the imaginative things people were doing to dressers on Pinterest forced us to revisit an outdated nightstand from the 80’s. It was too contemporary for our house andtoo small to be practical for regular use. We added some feet to give it a little more height, painted on some daisies and … Continue Reading
When we converted our mud room into a proper pantry, we no longer needed the exterior door but still wanted the light it provided. So we removed the door and installed a window. But thatleft a new problem. Our house’s exterior was wrapped in 15 year old vinyl siding and now there was a2 foot … Continue Reading
The problem? Our dining room is at the center of the house, has a single window that faces north, and gets very little sunlight. The solution? We hung a mirror to reflect light and made a flower box to give it a little more interest.
A round of storms took our umbrellas, as well as the glass patio tables they were insterted into, and created a shattered, mangled mess. In all honesty, the old glass and metal tables should have made their way to the curb many years prior. But I knew I wanted to replace them with wooden tables … Continue Reading
These benches were made to match our DIY patio tables. I used a similar design as for the tables but made the legs shorter. I had already purchased the cushions off of Craigslist, so I knew how wide I needed the benches to be. There are two benches of equal length. We placed them together … Continue Reading
I didn’t know we needed fairy doors. But after they started popping up all over Pinterest I came to understand our yard would be incomplete without them. Making them was fairly straightforward. We ordered some Sculpey, sculpted,baked and paintedour doors, and then chose appropriate trees to position them. We did have to relocate our doors … Continue Reading
The shed has always been so unassuming…bland. And going to the shed always means a lot of physical labor is about to commence. So it just made sense to make it more interesting; something to look at during the approach. Using a picture of a zebra-patterned rug, a pencil, and some brown paint, the doors … Continue Reading