Thursday, May 19, 2016

60 Outdoor Project You Can Build Yourself

I've rounded up 60 of the best DIY outdoor projects that you can build yourself!

The weather is gorgeous here in the Southwest and we are soaking it up! We are spending more time outside and I've been motivated to spruce up out outdoor space. After searching the web, I've rounded up 60 of the best DIY outdoor projects to share with you. 

Check them out and make sure to pin from the original source!

Friday, May 6, 2016

How to Make a Solar Mobile Chandelier

How to make a solar powered, West Elm inspired mobile chandelier

I've been in love with the Mobile Chandelier from West Elm for a long while. I've been scheming of a way to make my own for months. I was walking through the garden center of Walmart last week and I discovered  these. 


So, if my idea worked, not only would I have my West Elm knock off, but I could hang a chandelier over my patio without having to run new electrical. 

Good news. It totally worked! I love it and if you scroll down, you can learn how to make your own solar powered mobile chandelier.

Friday, April 29, 2016

DIY Industrial Style Tiki Torch

Industrial style tiki torch DIY tutorial

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How's the weather where you are? It's been absolutely gorgeous here lately. We've been trying to spend as much time outside as possible. Although the days are getting longer, our backyard can get pretty dark. Bamboo tiki torches aren't my style, and steel torches can run upwards of $40 each. I came up with a DIY solution that costs only around $13 per torch, including fuel.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Rolling Outdoor Island Building Plans

Learn how to build your own rolling outdoor grill island.

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Is the weather gorgeous where you live too? In Arizona, this is the time of year we have to run outdoors and take advantage of the nice temperatures while we still have them. 120 degrees are right around the corner.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Wood and Metal Planter Box Building Plans

Free building plans!  DIY Wood and metal planter boxes

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Happy spring everyone! I don't know about where you are, but the weather has been absolutely gorgeous here in Arizona and it has me feeling all outdoorsy. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Modern Curtain Rod and Finial Tutorial

Easy to follow tutorial for making your own modern curtain rods and finals.

My plan is to stick with simple white walls in the new house, so I decided I need to introduce some color. I fell in love with the Sanela velvet curtains from Ikea in the color "dark turquoise". Our house has 9ft ceilings, so the fact that the Sanela panels comes in extra long lengths sealed the deal. 

With my curtains picked out, I started brainstorming ideas for modern looking curtain rods and finials that I could make myself. I've gotta say, I'm really happy with the simple, inexpensive design I came up with! Once again, I partnered with my friends at Rockler to show you how its done.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

DIY Hourglass

Make your own DIY hourglass from supplies found at the craft store.

I've always had a love for hourglasses. My dream thrift store find would be an antique hourglass, but I'm not holding my breath till that day comes. In the meantime, I created my own DIY hourglass from a couple empty soap bottles and a few supplies from the craft store.