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Fire Pit from a Flower Pot

Erin blogs at The Blue Eyed Dove. Lately, she's had a bit of an obsession with s'mores. "I decided it was time that I have a s’mores party…but I don’t have a fire pit," Erin confesses. Instead of buying one, she decided to make one out of a flower pot.
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From Boring to Blue-tiful Patio Chair Update

Over at The Blue Eyed Dove, Erin decided that it was time to ditch the faded patio set in her backyard. She spotted a pretty pair of turquoise chairs at Target that she loved....until she saw the $110 price tag. That was when Erin realized that she could have the chairs she wanted at a fraction of the price if she simply refinished the ones she already had!
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Backyard Play Kitchen

Over at Boxy Colonial, Gretchen and her husband had the inspired idea to create an outdoor kitchen just for their kids. This was a recycling-heavy project that is going to provide many hours of fun for a very low cost!
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From Bath to Backyard Seating

Over at One Krieger Chick, Ariean tells us, "Years ago, my dad came across this cast iron bathtub in excellent condition and since he knows I kinda like old stuff, he asked if I would like it." Of course she said yes, but it took her a few years to figure out how she'd use it.