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16 Fall Containers for Gorgeous Porch Decor

16 Fall Containers for Gorgeous Porch Decor

Fall is the time many of us enjoy getting outdoors again, as summer heat gives way to more comfortable temperatures. Plus with fall inspiring so many gorgeous colors, it's the perfect time to redo your porch containers. These beautiful fall containers will give you plenty of inspirations as you consider how to decorate your porch for the autumn. 1. Wood Box by How to Decorate 2. Knock Out Basket Container Garden by Container Gardening 3. Dress up  Boring Wooden Container With an Upscale Tiled Container by Untrained Housewife 4. Elevated Autumn Urn by Southern Living 5. Singletons Flowering Kale by The Dirt Farmer 6. Pumpkin Surprise by Lowes 7. Make an Accent by BHG 8. Easy and Festive by Hometalk 9. Tall and Slender by Garden Design 10. Bountiful Birdbath … [Read more...]

Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Critters And DIY Woodpecker Deterrent Project

Critter

I have a house in the "country" - it's really the suburbs but does back up to some woods. A great get away. A chance to enjoy nature and everything that comes with it - and I do mean EVERYTHING.   Deer. Aww they are so cute right? Not when they are eating all your landscaping. Chipmunks. Chip and Dale is not what comes to mind when they are digging holes under your patio. Mice. I actually don’t know anyone that likes mice. Woodpeckers. It’s not Woody the Woodpecker and no one is laughing when they drill holes on the side of your house. I have had to deal with all of these creatures, not to mention groundhogs, and one summer I had a colony of wasps living in the wall of my house! It’s important to realize you are not alone when dealing with these uninvited … [Read more...]

How to Decorate with DIY Marquee Letters

Tutorials and How-to's on making monogram letters for home decor

Marquee signs have been used for generations to display details of the entertainment or performers at a venue. Since the 1930's, marquee signs have been displayed at theaters, circus tents and at the top of arcade games to illuminate the name. Today, you can find marquee signs in many, many places, even in homes. More commonly, you'll find marquee letters in homes to display the family's monogram. It's likely that most of these letters are found at antique and thrift stores, salvaged from old buildings or theaters {how cool is that?!}. But, most of the marquee letters you'll find in homes are likely handmade! I have found a couple of simple DIY tutorials on how to make your own Marquee Letters for you today. As a bonus, I've gathered a few decorating ideas. Not only does adding a … [Read more...]

7 Back-to-School Organization Ideas

7 back to school organization ideas

Each year after the 4th of July we begin to see back-to-school supplies hit the shelves and sales galore. There's something about a box of crayons for a quarter that gets me to the store each week! {Surely, I'm not alone.} But, with back-to-school season arriving, the daunting task of keeping all of the important paperwork, homework and artwork organized. Not to mention the need for a family calendar so that everyone makes it to their extra-curricular activities on time. Today I've found 7 Back-to-School Organization Ideas that are sure to put you at the head of the class! Command Central - Never lose another permission slip or homework assignment with this command central station for schoolwork. Each day when your child comes home from school he/she can place his/her papers in … [Read more...]

8 DIY Kitchen Islands For Every Budget and Ability

8 DIY Kitchen Islands For Every Budget & Ability

There never seems to be enough cabinets and countertops in your kitchen, huh? Take a look at your floor space...do you have room to squeeze in an island? Take a look at these eight gorgeous DIY kitchen islands; perhaps one of them will be adorning your kitchen soon! This? Ingenious! Two dressers side to side, painted the same color, and stenciled for added zip! DIY idea by Remodeling Guy. Have an old desk? Need a kitchen island? This tutorial by My Repurposed Life has your solution. Some castors, some glue gun action, some primer and paint. Bazinga! I love this gorgeous piece was created by Killer B. Design...it makes a solid statement and was created on a serious budget. Ready for a real project? This beadboard and stainless island tutorial from DIY network uses stock cabinets … [Read more...]

7 Gorgeous DIY Wall Art Projects that Look High End

DIY Wall Art High End Looks You Can Create

Ever meander through a little boutique or home decor shop and drool over the high priced artwork?  Why not try your hand at creating some of your own? You don't need to be an artiste to create gorgeous works of art that your friends and family will think you spent a mint on. We have 7 gorgeous DIY wall art projects that look high end gathered here for you. Want to bring some fresh, modern accents to your home? This gorgeous geometric wall painting by The New Domestic will do just that. Love how it's paired with a sparkly chandelier and a few pops of orange on the table. Tutorial here. This wall arrangement is classic; I've seen similar things for quite a hefty sum in a local home decor shop. This Curbly DIY project is from a pre-packed set, but you could assemble the items yourself. … [Read more...]