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One of the basic components of creating farmhouse style is to use everyday, utilitarian materials in a new and fresh way. Burlap, drop cloth, jute and wicker are some of the fabrics and surfaces used to add texture to a space and layer in the farmhouse look. Want to introduce your home to a little more farmhouse style? One of the easiest ways is to use galvanized metal.
Galvanized metal comes in different shapes and is used for different items in home décor. It’s inexpensive and affordable and easy to find at thrift stores and discount stores alike. Ready to get started? Here are a few tips and ideas to create the farmhouse look using galvanized metal accents.1. Metal [...]
Those balmy summer nights will soon be replaced with the briskness of autumn, but that doesn’t mean your al fresco evenings are numbered. Even as the weather cools down, you can turn up the volume on that patio ambiance for year-round entertaining, relaxation, and quintessential curb appeal. Get some ideas from this roundup of DIY pointers for creating your end-of-summer backyard oasis!Image courtesy of Pallet Furniture DIY 1. Wooden Pallet Walkway
Create a charmingly rustic and down-to-earth vibe by transforming wooden pallets into a garden walkway, lined with foliage or decorative rocks. Find various boards of discarded reclaimed wood and arrange them horizontally in your [...]
Garages often become repositories for stuff we only use once or twice a year, like camping equipment orskis and snowboards. In part, that’s because garages have space for storage that houses simply don’t. Twenty-five percent of people with two-car garages don’t use their garages for cars at all, and nearly one-third park just one car in a garage built for two.
The other items often stored in a garage, of course, are gardening, household or car-related tools. Garages may contain a workbench with all of the equipment needed for digging up your garden (spade, hoe, tiller), repairing your household (nails, saws, hammers) or shelves stacked with motor oil and gallons of windshield [...]