Out – house Goal

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I mean out side the house goal,  I'm really exposing myself with this one.  This post is full of shame. I need you to imagine this building with just the roof, being held up with six 4x4's and the existing deck. Ok that's what it looked like when we moved in to our house.  One day while I was sitting out here I came up with the idea of what you … [Read more...]

Around The House – Christmas 2011

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Come on in, and welcome to the wordless home tour from pictures that I haven't posted. Thanks for visiting! Sharing at: The Inspired Room DIY by Design Dittle Dattle … [Read more...]

Planter Makeover

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Did you wonder, where that white container on my door came from.. I took this metal hanging planter from this: To this: Thanks to Krylon Dual Paint + Primer . I used a sanding block to distress it a little, I just can't handle perfect (at least not in this case). Love the white on the dark front door! While I had the paint out I … [Read more...]

Poinsettia Front Door

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I bought two poinsettias from Walmart last week.  Then I came up with the idea of using them at the front door, so I went back for two more.  I was pleasantly surprised to find them for 50% off, I got four.  Now I have a total of six :) Right Side of entrance. Left Side I'm glad all my plants have filled in.  The green looks so good with the … [Read more...]

How to Change the Color of Your Flower Pots

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How to Change the Color of Your Flower Pots One is a lonely number. Especially when the spring/summer plants start fading. I decided to add some friends. Don't you just love the end of season sales at Sam's! Of course they weren't the right color , but never fear.  Spray paint to the rescue! The flat black needed a little Yard & … [Read more...]

No Sew Pillow

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Don't ask me why I have orange burlap laying around, I just do. But what to do with it? I decided on a no sew pillow cover, because I have way too many pillow forms and I can spare one for fall decor. Put a Dollar Tree bird on it and it gets all kind of attention! 1. I measured my fabric to wrap 1 1/2 times around the pillow.  Leaving an … [Read more...]

White Pumpkins

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Recycle those orange pumpkins from last year.  Just a little spray paint works every time!   Glue, tape, wire on some styrofoam and cover with moss. Spray paint old pumpkins from a Goodwill wreath. I used craft paint for the stem. Separate your dried materials, you'll need some for both sides. Add some fun flat mushrooms. I … [Read more...]

A Wreath out of What?What?

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I used a pair of TIGHTS, stockings, hose whatever you want to call them! I've had these for a couple of years.  I never found the occasion to wear them.  So I decided to use them on a  Halloween wreath!  I cut the tights down the middle, wrapped them around the straw wreath and used straight pins to secure. Purchased 2 hangings from Big … [Read more...]

The Painted Rug

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Another item of interest that hit the blogosphere: The Painted Rug.   And because I have an abundance of splintery wooden decks and will always use rugs, the lightbulb went off. I'm going to paint some of the rugs that need to be replaced. I have some exterior paint and outdoor craft paint why not? It's only been 100 - plus degrees … [Read more...]

Deck Revisit

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It's been a great weekend!  I'm glad that I was able to work outside, since I'm waking up to a rainy Monday.  Seems like it's been a long winter, but doesn't it always?  Complaining about the weather is what we do!  Hopefully these pictures will inspire you, warm you, move you... The end of January, and these are still hanging on the … [Read more...]