entertaining, grill out, grilling, outdoor kitchens

5 Instagram-worthy Outdoor Kitchens: a Pinterest round-up

  Looking to spoil your husband or father this Father's Day? One easy way to do that is with an outdoor kitchen. While some outdoor kitchens are hugely expensive, there are several low-cost ways to build an attractive outdoor kitchen your whole family will love. This Pinterest round up will include five beautiful outdoor kitchens… Continue reading 5 Instagram-worthy Outdoor Kitchens: a Pinterest round-up

2022, farmhouse, farmhouse decor, farmhouse style, outdoor spaces, outdoors, patios

Farmhouse Fridays: paver patio roundup

Summer is coming and I am in the mood to turn our backyard into an oasis, and a comfortable one at that. Pouring concrete is costly, but I like the look of a paver patio anyway. I love this patio, because it has a fire pit and a pergola. It looks so comfy and inviting.… Continue reading Farmhouse Fridays: paver patio roundup

2021, decor, DIY, entry ways, outdoor spaces, outdoors, porches, yard

Back porch refresh: a mood board and a plan

Our back porch currently looks like this: We had it pressure washed and water sealed recently and we haven’t put our porch furniture back on it yet. Currently, it’s a big blank slate. Prior to pressure washing, our porch looked like this: not bad, but kind of boring. I’d like to change up the porch… Continue reading Back porch refresh: a mood board and a plan

2020, make it yourself, yard

Repurpose and Remodel: Restoring a Handmade Porch Swing

My grandfather was an excellent carpenter. He and his brother built me many neat things over the years but my favorite is this porch swing. It’s handmade, solid wood and heavy. In fact, it’s so heavy that in the 15 years since he built it for me, I’ve never had a place to hang it.… Continue reading Repurpose and Remodel: Restoring a Handmade Porch Swing

2020, fire pit patio, rustic DIY

Scrap Wood Challenge: Finishing the Adirondack Chairs and Tables

This page is not a building plan, or even a tutorial. Think of it as more like an "update." Remember these chairs? And do you remember these tables? Technically only two of our chairs are scrap wood builds, as we actually purchased the lumber to build the other two. The tables are scrap wood builds… Continue reading Scrap Wood Challenge: Finishing the Adirondack Chairs and Tables