I love bonfires and campfires! I don’t love stuffing tons of newspaper or chemical logs to get a good hot fire started. I made some awesome fire starters out of wood shavings. Check out out the details about making your own fire starters on the blog.
I’ve put together a collection of 22 inspiring rustic Fall projects for you! Home decor projects, outdoor and porch projects for fall. Many projects are very frugal being from the dollar store or your local thrift store. Lastly, of course there are reclaimed wood projects for fall.
Trash cans, garbage cans, recycle bins—they can be so unsightly. I’ve had this garbage can enclosure on my to-do list all summer. I finally got around to putting it together. The best part? This project didn’t cost me a single dime. I used all reclaimed materials, with the exception of staples and screws. I’d love…
Oh, you will love this outdoor DIY buffet for grilling. Not a fan of outdoor grilling? That’s okay because this would also make an awesome potting table. Made with all reclaimed lumber and windows, this outdoor buffet comes in under budget for sure!
Using reclaimed wood from a pallet and metal rods from old cribs, I made some DIY beverage holders with score pegs for backyard lawn games. The beverage holders are roomy enough to hold drinks, phones and more.
I fixed an old wooden ladder up and painted it with my Finish Max. It makes the perfect outdoor plant stand for a garden or patio. I decorated it with some succulents and other plants. Topping it off with some inexpensive outdoor decor from local dollar stores. All in all, this makes for a very frugal project!
It’s time for our Dollar Store Design Squad projects! These clever dollar store hacks will leave you scratching your head wondering why you didn’t think of it! Five fun projects to inspire you to visit your local store and make something fun for your home, yard, or feet!
I first started on this sewing machine cabinet turned into a drink station over a year ago. But I wasn’t quite happy with it, so I stored it in the garage and recently decided to revisit it. I have to say I love it now! I searched for years for the perfect insert to make a drink station, and I finally found the perfect tub!
I love a great crib repurpose, and I don’t like having an outdoor eyesore like a gas meter. While doing my backyard makeover, everything was looking so nice that I just had to cover the gas meter. It’s nearly impossible to cover all of the things that hang on your house, but if you give your guests “pretty” options, they’re less likely to notice the other necessities of being a homeowner.
The great projects continue from the Backyard Camper Retreat. Today’s project is all about those Texas Lampposts. The tall 4×4 post sort of looked naked. To give them some omph, I added wooden bracket holders. Assemble the wooden bracket holders, then add an inexpensive metal bracket from the dollar store. Easy and oh so pretty!
I wanted to update my old outdoor cushions. Using pretty outdoor fabric, I made new outdoor cushion covers to match my new pillows for the patio. The envelope pillows were made with floral fabric and drop cloth material which meant I didn’t have to buy as much of the floral material.
One of the many diy projects done for the backyard makeover is the whiskey barrel lampposts. Having the tiny solar lights surround the fire pit is one of my favorite elements of the backyard. Originally I wanted larger bulbs but I have fallen in love with the tiny solar lights.
As a lover of wind chimes and one that doesn’t like to throw things away, of course I decided to save this old gal. Some wind chimes need a little more work than others, but I can’t imagine me ever throwing one out instead of repairing it. Do you have an old wind chime that needs some TLC?
Do you have some outdoor projects that are in need of repair or freshening up? I’ve been busy doing some stuff around here. With the new backyard space, the rest of the yard is in need of tidying up. Y’all know how much I love my Finish Max paint sprayers, they are perfect for those outdoor projects in need of a fresh look.
Oh my gosh! I’m so excited to finally show you the reveal of my new backyard camper retreat. I’ve been enjoying time hanging out there all by myself–well Lulu Mae is with me. It’s so nice and quiet and nobody knows I’m there. I’ve even been watching t.v. in the evening. Yep, the camper has a hookup outside. I hope you enjoy the tour.
I can’t remember when I was so excited about a bench. I’ve never made a bench quite like this one. Nope, it’s not a headboard bench, it’s make from a pallet. It truly is the sturdiest and most comfortable bench I’ve made to date. Yep, it’s going in my new backyard space. I hope you love it as much as I do.
A fun DIY challenge! Create a fun game that can either be played indoors or outdoors. I made a DIY Molkky lawn game. This isn’t a game I had ever heard of or played. I simply googled games and saw it, and knew that I would love to play it while camping. So, of course I painted it a pretty teal to match the decor of my camper. Where would you play?
It’s all about the backyard lately as I’m in the middle of an Outdoor Overhaul sponsored by my friends from Ryobi Outdoor Tools! My last update was all about the fire pit, and starting the paver patio. Most of this week’s update will revolve around a small back deck to disguise a set of concrete…
What? You have an ugly plastic flower pot you don’t want to display on your deck or patio? I have the perfect solution for you for a great price. You can make many of these for under $20. If you’re only making a couple, you will have enough money left over for a quick lunch or a cup of coffee. Step by step directions, plus more great projects from my talented DIY blogger friends!
It’s week 2 of the Outdoor Overhaul! I’m sharing how far I’ve come. Most of the time was spent completing the DIY Fire Pit! It’s coming together slowly, but surely. Hop over to check out the details and be sure to tell me how your outdoor overhaul is coming along!
How to move a garden shed like a pro! With these tips and a video, you’ll know just what to do when it’s time to move your garden shed. This is a DIY, no need to hire the professionals for this job.
I’m participating in an Outdoor Overhaul with Ryobi Tools USA! I’m already a huge fan of their tools in my shop and regularly use their outdoor tools too. So, to say I’m thrilled about this project is an understatement. There are prizes! Today, I’ll show you the dreaded before of my sad, sad backyard. I’m hoping in about a month, you won’t even recognize the space!
Yay! It’s my favorite time, it’s time for the Thrift Store Decor Team to share their latest easy thrift store projects. This is such a popular item each month, so I know y’all love it! My friends never cease to amaze me with their creativity.
I love my battery operated leaf blower! In fact I have two. I keep one at home and the other lives in the camper. Leaf blowers, not just for leaves! See all my clever uses for leaf blowers in this fun article about all the ways to use a leaf blower.
I’ve put together the BEST collection of reclaimed wood projects. I love using weathered fencing, pallets and vintage reclaimed lumber. There is something here for everyone. What will YOU make?
This spray painted outdoor rug project is so easy, you can do it this weekend! I’ll give you tips and tricks to get great results when customizing your own outdoor rug with spray paint and stencils.
I’m a sentimental sap, with silly attachment to things. I made a landscape timber solar light for my yard out of 25 year old landscape timbers that had my initials carved into it by my husband. As we become grandparents, it’s important to remember that we raised a wonderful daughter who is married and raising a sweet son of their own!
How to make an easy Americana Flag out of wooden garden stakes. This easy project is great to do with the kids for any patriotic holiday.
Junk is my life! Sometimes that junk can seem overwhelming when you let it get out of hand. I’ve been trying to take back my storage areas and workshops a little at a time. Clearing out the woodshed was way overdue. It was a huge undertaking but it’s finally done. Tips for storing reclaimed lumber and junky treasures – hop over to check it out.
How to repair a garden hose. Don’t throw out that damaged garden hose. It’s easy and inexpensive to repair. I’ll show you step by step how to fix a bad hose. Bonus: Tips for storing and taking care of your water hose.
I’m sharing a great collection of spring themed wood projects that you can make this weekend. So many fabulous DIY projects from women just like you, your mom or sister. We women have the power to do these projects, and the step by step directions are available for all of them allowing you the ability to make any of them.
I have a fun Spring project to share with you today. I made this to share for the Power Tool Challenge group–the theme was Spring. I used reclaimed stair stringers to make a 3 tiered plant stand. I purposely made it to look old. It’s actually made of mostly new lumber.
If you know me well at all, you know how much I enjoy shopping at Home Depot. I call it my happy place. I love to just run in and get what I need, but even more than that–browsing the aisles looking for new ways to use their items sparks my creativity. So imagine how thrilled I am to be working with them to promote this month’s DIH Harvest Yard Sign workshop!
I’ve been wanting to make a ONE pallet project. This month’s Power Tool Challenge was the perfect opportunity to do so. I made an easy potting table out of a wooden pallet I got from a neighbor. This is a fairly easy project with minimal cuts.
I’m always looking for inspiration for projects, everywhere I go. On my daily walks with Lulu Mae I pass a neighbor’s house and have long admired a wooden slat bench on their porch. I thought for a long time that I would make one out of a couple of chairs. BUT! Then I got those great reclaimed wooden slats from a neighbor . . .
It’s time for August’s Power Tool Challenge. This month’s theme is Use Unconventional Materials. I used fabric! Other projects include pipes and more! You’ll love all the new ideas. I love my new DIY Drop Cloth Hammock!
The Power Tool Challenge Team is back this month with fabulous, creative weekend garden projects to inspire you. Some are similar and a few are very different, but all are very creative. Be sure to hop over to see all the details on the blog.
What a lovely planter we have to share with you today. A hanging planter that is made from cedar scraps. Leave it to Mindi to make something so darn cute out of scraps. This would look oh so pretty on my DIY Picket fence! So funny how Mindi and I think alike. I have been toying with something very similar, but couldn’t quite figure out how to make it work….
I am so excited to share this month’s Power Tool Challenge project. The theme was Summer Fun, and I DID struggle with trying to figure out WHAT to make. But when I figured it out, I ran with it and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! I made a portable diy pallet bar. It’s so easy to set up, store and transport for on-the-go parties and functions. I did a little video so you can see exactly how easy it sets up.
A $5 chippy chair planter? Yep, this project was so easy, and I love how it looks. The chippy chair got a quick white wash paint makeover and it was ready to display my pretty Boston fern. Hop over to see more chair planter ideas.