10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Tiny Porch this Summer

If you've ever lived in an apartment or a really tiny house, you probably understand the struggle of a tiny outdoor space. Generally, tiny porches are the only type of porches you'll find with an apartment. While a tiny porch is better than no porch at all, sometimes you have to get creative with the small space you have with small balcony furniture and space saving solutions. Luckily, I've rounded up a bunch of ways to make the most of your tiny porch this summer, including DIYs, storage solutions and just plain cute pieces to add to your porch.  Continue Reading

62 DIY Projects To Transform Your Backyard

The ultimate roundup of outdoor DIY projects to transform your yard space

Blooming flowers and fresh rain can only mean one thing: spring has definitely sprung! That means summer will be here before you know it. If getting your backyard in order is on your to-do list but you're having trouble getting started – don't fret! You don't need a total landscaping overhaul for your yard to feel refreshed and inviting. Sometimes it's just a matter of hanging up some string lights or creating a simple fire pit.  Continue Reading

5 Pieces Of Outdoor Furniture You Can Build Yourself

Shopping for outdoor furniture can be a ghastly task. Why not build your own? Here are five pieces to inspire you to break out the tools!       

1. Use pallet boards to create a simple set of furniture. Photo via Harwell Photography.

2. For $30, you can build a beautiful bench from concrete blocks! Photo via Better Homes & Gardens.

3. Working again with wood pallets, this giant succulent table would be perfect on any patio. Continue Reading

Ugly Sunroom Makeover

created at: 10/11/2010

In these parts, you need to suck every bit of sunlight out of the day to make it through the winter. An hour in the sunroom can do wonders.  The homeowners flipped this sunroom from a hideous sidenote to an unbelievably inviting hangout. And, they accomplished this  transformation on an itty bitty  budget. See, it can be done. created at: 10/11/2010

Is this even the same room? Read how they did it at The Cape On The Corner. Continue Reading

Turn a Old Wooden Gate Into an Outdoor Table

Fenceposts rot before the exposed wood rots. Lucky for Layout, over on Instructables, that his wife is so resourceful. She’s the one who suggested that this pile of still useable wood be turned into a rustic  outdoor table. 

Coincidentally, the list of materials he needed for the table was exactly what he had left over from the gate.

4×4 posts approx 6ft long (4)
4×2 rails approx 3ft (2)
Palings (enough to cover a 6ft x 3ft surface)
Hinges (4)

See his simple instructions right hereContinue Reading

Stark Front Porch Makeover

created at: 04/05/2010

For the past two years I’ve been thinking about a porch makeover. My porch is full of kind of cool collected furniture but the color of the brick walls and the cushions need to be completely re-thought.  Thus, I’ve been searching high and low for inspiration.

created at: 04/05/2010

I ran across this smart makeover for a traditional front porch, complete with a relaxing hanging swing at CountryLiving.com. Mother of three, Heidi King, wanted a spot where friends and neighbors could gather at her Tallahassee, Florida home. Continue Reading