Gate Remodel and New Hardware


Hi there- how was your weekend?  We spent the weekend replacing gates in our backyard for our new puppy, Chloe!  It was a birthday gift to me from the family: the puppy, not the gate!  It was looking a little tired: both the gate and myself!!    Both gates just needed new doors as the posts were [Read more...]

DIY Wicker Chair Update

wicker compare

Our front porch faces south and in Colorado that  means sun, sun and more sun.  So wicker furniture gets weathered very quickly.  Kinda like our skin without sunscreen! I have seen other blog projects on spray painting wicker. I was a little skeptical because there are so many details in anything with the word wicker. It’s [Read more...]

Patriotic Stars No Soliciting Sign Free Printable


Here’s a patriotic no soliciting sign for your front porch.   Is that unpatriotic? It’s a 4×6 size. I printed mine on white card stock. The link to the printable  is HERE     LINKING TO: A Peek into my Paradise  Elizabeth & Co  Not Just a Housewife  SugarBee Crafts Craft Frenzy Friday  FISHTAIL COTTAGE  KATHERINE’S CORNER

DIY Tombstones

graveyard tutorial 2

A few years ago I got tired of my styrofoam tombstones running away on those blustery fall days!   So I  asked my {first} husband to show me how to work the jigsaw to create a few sturdier tombstones.   Supplies needed: jigsaw, scrap plywood, stencils, paint of your choosing. As you can see this [Read more...]

Window Well Grates: Before and After

window well after pic

My {first} husband suggested today’s project. When he initially mentioned it I made that face, where I shift my head and frown (well, my face seems to naturally frown these days), so it was an exaggerated frown.  Translation: That is not going to happen.  But then I remembered when I painted our interior heat grates [Read more...]

Thrifty Outdoor Lighting!


For the record, my {first} husband named our thrifty outdoor lighting “trailer park trash lighting.” Our backyard is in chaos, meaning we have no idea what we want to do. Well, that’s not true, we would love a water feature (thinking cascading waterfall down our hill and ending near a gas fire pit (we live [Read more...]