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DIY Firepit in a weekend.

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The fire pit floor after first application of sand. It looks great and is flush with the yard so I can run over it with the lawn mower. The pillars are perfect for hiding scrolls from the Romans. Like us on Facebook and see this entire instructional series and other "how to" projects: Half Hill Farm

Painted 2X4 with hooks. So simple and functional! Behind the front door.

Painted 2X4 with hooks. So simple and functional! Behind the front door.

Garden deck - what a great way to cover up exposed roots and dirt patches under trees!  Of course, I'd need to plant some trees first, then wait about 40 years for them to grow...

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inspirational gardens, yards, patios, rooftops, balconies, and the occasional tree fort. curated by...

Another factory window shower...

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Wood paneling adds an organic element to otherwise spare spaces; here are our favorites. N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on May 6, 201

Outdoor kitchen

Outdoor kitchen

Pretty intricate outdoor kitchen. Eaves, lots of cabinets, the works. (via glen)

Stacked Rain Barrels - A good idea for grey water collection that doesn't cost thousands of dollars.

Got Rain? Season 2

It is time to start thinking about rain and rain catchment systems. You can save a lot of money by installing one or two rain barrels. O...

The summer weather is extremely enjoyable and as one of the most relaxing seasons, summer is a great time for backyard parties, family picnics and lots of dreamy hammock lounging. At the same time, it’s great time for you to show your genius DIY skills to complete a few amazing backyard projects. If you are [...]

The summer weather is extremely enjoyable and as one of the most relaxing seasons, summer is a great time for backyard parties, family picnics and lots of dreamy hammock lounging. At the same time, it’s great time for you to show your genius DIY skills to complete a few amazing backyard projects. If you are [...]

How to Clean a Microfiber Sofa

How to Clean a Microfiber Sofa

My sofas are gross. Really, really gross. Like, I can't believe I'm about to show you this before picture sort of gross. That arm isn't wet, it's just that dirty. I know it's gross, don't judge me. I'd tried to clean them many times, but to no avail. Until I found the answer on pinterest! Robin from Chris and Robin's Nest shared her technique for cleaning microfiber sofas, and friends, it works. Here's what my sofas look like now: And by sofas, I mean that one arm of one sofa. Because about…

Hooks inside cabinets to hang pans, why didnt I think of THAT???

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DIY How to create your own barn door track hardware

How to make your own barn door track hardware | Design The Life You Want To Live

Barn door track DIY tutorial: Create your own barn door track hardware. This sliding door track can be made for under $100 including wooden wheels & track.The ebook available in the blog post, provides a full list of the tools and supplies you’ll need; making the hangers and door stops; planning and installation.

Water trough/utility sink

Water trough/utility sink

Basic description of the installation of a new clothesline - isn't the bench/shelf on the end a nice touch?

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One of this homeowner's top requirements for the property? A clothesline, positioned off her laundry room.

Inside a New-Construction Home with Character

Building a home from scratch allowed Kim and Drew Schneider to get everything they wanted—even a sense of history.

Electrical Wiring: How to Run Power Anywhere | The Family Handyman

Electrical Wiring: How to Run Power Anywhere

The easiest way to bring electricity to a shed, garden or lamppost

Magazine organizer on the inside of the door to hold foil and such.

This kind of magazine rack works great for storing plastic wrap, etc.

All the boring old junk you've got lying around the house secretly yearns to be where the food is.

Wall Framing Tips for New Construction | The Family Handyman

Fool-Proof Wall Framing Tips for New Construction

Learn the simple framing techniques that ensure accurately built, tightly framed walls. This article explains how to frame a wall.