Home security has become more important than ever. According to the US Department of Justice, home break-ins, home invasions, and robberies have increased as a result of the current drug abuse epidemic.
Can you help me decide on my next big DIY? You see, I live in a 50-year-old home. It's a great little house, built solidly, and situated out in the country with a great lot. However, it needs some updates.
Just as we prepare our houses and wardrobes for the long months of winter, our gardens require preparations that will not leave them crying out for help once the season is over. There are many DIY projects to complete in your garden before winter that won’t require spending any money on new tools or products, and they are not time-consuming either.
Whether you’re tight on budget or just can’t keep up with the rapid fire holiday changes, this wreath is cheap, easy, and will last through November. Last week I was eating corn dogs and watching the big wheel at the state fair, now suddenly it’s pumpkin spice and oversized scarves and my door still has spring white flowers on it! That’s so last season, literally! Hasn’t it heard you can’t wear white after labor day?
In our world today, no two words have ever been more opposite than "DIY Projects" and "Teenagers". I mean, let's face it, why would a teen want to get down and dirty in the backyard when there are lots of cool stuff online to check out, friends to chat with on social media, and amazing … Continue reading DIY Projects You Should Teach Your Teen
DIY projects are fun, easy to do (well, to be honest, they aren't so easy every time) and nine times out of ten, extremely rewarding. Whether it's decorating your outdoor space, building something fun for your kids to play with, upcycling or recycling used items into various handy and useful pieces, your backyard most times serves as the … Continue reading Backyard DIY Projects to Do This Fall
Every season demands its own special decoration to highlight or emphasize its inherent characteristics. Autumn is no different and today we are going to check out 9 DIY ideas for decorating your patio this fall. A classic fall decoration combo is the pumpkin and mums duo. You know fall (and Halloween) is around the corner … Continue reading 9 DIY Ideas for Autumn Patio Decor
There are some occasions when DIY is a bad idea. While I'm an avid DIY'er, there are some jobs that are best left to professionals. While I've never taken on a job that I haven't been able to finish, I have had several emails from people looking for advice. Unfortunately, sometimes I really don't have the answer. Because when it comes to bigger jobs, more skilled installations, or jobs that require tradesmen I also hire a pro.
I recently refinished an old wood desk and transformed it to farmhouse decor style. This desk was sitting in an old barn for over 10 years. The back was removed, someone had decided to run wiring to it and cut a light switch hole in the desk top. As some point, mice had chewed up that wiring, making it useless.
I have been interested in DIY game tables for a fun family game night for quite some time. I have been given an antique table top (no base) and would love to recycle this into a game table top. This piece is nostalgic for me and takes me back to childhood.