Bird Feeder from a Teacup


I love this fun idea for repurposing a teacup and saucer from Jessi at Practically Functional. It’s a great way to invite the birds to a backyard tea party!

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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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Pallet Wood Window Box


Over at Crafty in Crosby, Jeanette decided it was time to spruce up the exterior of her backyard storage shed.  She made a window box using materials that she had leftover from other projects. Jeanette gathered some boards from old pallets and other unused wood scraps, and cut them to the dimensions she needed.  She {…Read More…}

Weathered Bench Container Garden


Shauna from Sartori Design for Living originally found this bench in an old shed at her parents’ home. She decided to give it new life as part of a container garden in her own yard.

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Playing, Planting, and Repurposing


Over at Remodelando la Casa, Cristina explains that after years of fun, the playscape in their backyard was a little worse for the wear. It was time to take down the weatherbeaten wood structure, but Cristina had something in mind for the leftover wood.

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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.

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