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Small Greenhouse Made From Old Antique Windows
We have a pretty long growing season here in South Carolina, but I wanted to be able to get a jumpstart on lettuce, broccoli, spinach and other early vegetables. We decided to use some antique windows that we had to create a basic greenhouse. We built a frame with an angled top, on the back of my workshop. We chose cypress lumber because it will last in the elements for a long time. Once the "box" was built, we hinged four windows across the top that open and close for access. We also…
Lace Doily Candle Bowls
I adore candles in my home and decor. Real, battery operated, tapered or tealight, I love ‘em all! These DIY Doily Bowls are a shabby-chic simple way to provide a gorgeous base for the candle of your choice. The warmer days have got me itching to visit the beach, and the beautifully trimmed lace doily filled with cool, white sand just screams “Boho Summer” to me. Aleene’s Premium Decoupage glue makes creating the look a breeze!
A FREE Vintage Dresser Makeover
As you know from previous blog posts, not too long ago I was able to score a truckload of free furniture off the Facebook Marketplace. It included a sideboard cabinet without drawers which the Hubs and I repurposed into a kitchen island. You can see it HERE if you haven’t already. It also included a long dresser and a shorter dresser. It also included this vintage dresser. Now, onto the free vintage dresser makeover.
How to Build a Greenhouse
I have desired my own greenhouse to extend our growing season. And I’ve dreamed of just how to build a greenhouse on our homestead for quite awhile. Probably for as long as we’ve been on this homestead journey! This last spring my husband finally listened to all of my hints and started to build my dream greenhouse.
How to Make Faux Stained Glass Window Art DIY
Looking for a fun project for the kids? This faux stained glass window project is a fun way to dress up your windows, and easy to remove using Washable Finger Paint.During quarantine I was looking for a fun way to entertain my kids. I had seen multiple people using this concept on concrete with sidewalk chalk so I gave it a try on our windows using washable finger paint that we had on hand.Tape off your pattern
COVID and isolation has definitely changed a lot of things for us - including how we all now view the garden. It has become our safe haven ... our happy place. If any of us aren't having such a great day mentally, ‘let’s go to the garden’ is usually the first thing we say. Sometimes a little fresh air and a little sun really does make it all better!The first thing I decided I wanted to do was build an outdoor hanging planter (I've wanted one for absolute ages), but rather than build it from scra
For the Kid in All of Us: DIY LEGO Planter
What’s better than getting a homemade gift for Mother’s Day? Actually making that homemade gift with your kids! Whether you’re looking for a great project to do with your kids or just love to nerd out during craft time, this DIY LEGO planter is too fun not to share!
Mini Greenhouse From Old Windows That Changes With The Seasons
I've been wanting to make a mini greenhouse for some time now and I was finally able to procure some lovely, old vintage windows for free which were salvaged from an old house in my area. The greenhouse is currently decorated for the Fall season and will change "scenes" throughout the year. I plan on setting up my Christmas village in the greenhouse in December and an Easter theme in the Spring and so on. It’s something so simple yet puts a smile on my face whenever I walk by it. This mini green
How to Make Gingerbread Fretwork for House Trim, Easy Woodworking
Our DIY gingerbread project wasn't very difficult or expensive. We used 29 spindles from Lowes which were on sale for just 49¢ each! The materials were about $30. There are affordable spindles in the materials list too, available from Amazon … and they are the right size for this project. To see more of our Victorian house renovation and DIY crafts, check out our archives here.
How to Make an Old Windows Greenhouse DIY
I’ve dreamt of having a huge greenhouse made of old window panes but the hubby didn’t think it was a good idea being that we don’t have a large backyard. So, one day I decided to build myself a mini one that I could use for my tomatoes. I love love how it turned out! 🍅🌿🍅🌿
Tired of seeing their ugly AC unit, here's what this couple did
** Edit: This is why I love the DIY community! Not everything works out, and we share and grow together. some of you have mentioned that there is not enough breathability for the AC. This is so helpful and thank you. I have since removed one of the walls of the AC unit (meaning their are only 2 walls now) and moved it away from the unit itself by 1 foot. I will be working on making the top removable as well so we can remove it during the hottest months of the year when we use the AC constantly.
Kitchen Cabinet Refresh
I’ve always dreamed of having a white kitchen! When we moved into our first home after getting married, we focused on updating the carpets and painting the rooms. I never thought this day would come! Somehow, I convinced my husband we could this! It was either pay $7,000 for someone else to paint the cabinets or do it ourselves during this quarantine! We opted to save the major change! And maybe we’ll be able to use the saved funds and go on a vacation in the future… or whenever this all ends! T
How to Build a Concrete Wheelbarrow Ramp DIY
I built a small retaining wall in my sloped backyard and needed a ramp to get the wheelbarrow up and down for two new raised beds going in. I've worked with concrete patch before, but never with something that needed a form. So, I winged this whole project and it worked!