If you think of The Brady Bunch when you hear the word Astro Turf, you might be old enough to have grandchildren. Let me guess? You are picturing the Brady’s back yard with that awful 70s fake lawn that seemed so cool back then. Well, a lot has changed since then. The Astro Turf of the 70s has metamorphosized into something far more attractive, realistic, and can be seen in many commercial applications. Rooftop bars at hotels come to mind when I think of the pretty, new turf
Creating extra storage and de-cluttering is a great idea for any homeowner. Upgrading to an actual storage building to create space and help organize is a plus-not only for the homeowner, but for resale value as well. Thinking about a she-shed? What about a storage area in your back yard for lawn equipment, pool equipment and supplies, or holiday décor? Let me share with you our journey in building this cute little mini-version of our house in the tiniest corner of our backya
When looking for outdoor furniture, sometimes it’s hard to find pieces that are actually comfortable and that you want to sit in. Another dilemma is just trying to find pieces that don’t look like everyone else’s. There are so many pieces being mass-produced these days; it’s hard to find anything that is unique. I recently discovered, quite by accident, that a creative and cost-effective way to find perfect outdoor furniture is to simply re-purpose indoor furniture for outdoo
POMP Rating: (Possibility of Marital Problems): 🌵🌵🌵🌴🌴 It can get prickly at times. Factors for Rating: It’s pretty tedious. 🌵 It takes time and patience. 🌵 The hemp rope is hard to work with. 🌵 It looks amazing. 🌴 It makes the swing “swing” better. 🌴 It’s a great place to take a nap or have a cold drink. 🌴 Materials Used for Project: 1” Hemp Rope 13’ per side= 26’ total Rope and Cord online store Stainless Steel “S” hooks, 4 Ace Hardware Stainless Steel chain, 24”
Why I DIY I am a DIY’er for two main reasons: I love the creative process and I operate on a budget. Home décor is a passion of mine that I must feed; I re-decorate more often than most. When I get the desire to change out furniture either inside or outside, I figure out a way to avoid buying anything brand new. Here is how I got two great chairs for my living room on a budget by making slipcovers. Finding the Pieces: Know Your Personal Style I regularly cruise Goodwill www.
Well, you guys know that last weekend I repainted the dining room and added some new drapery, among other things. If you didn't read that blog, check it out. There are lots of pictures! I said then that I felt the bench seating I had didn't quite do the room justice and that I'd be looking for some dressier chairs. I found them pretty quickly, and I'll tell you where I found them, how much I paid, etc. here in this update. I've Had the Table & Benches Forever My father i