My backyard is the size of a postage stamp, and filled with dog poop and sorrow. Redoing it, however, is for another day. I'll get there at some point, and will then be all over these DIY outdoor tables. In the meantime, if your outdoor space is in better shape than mine, follow the links for instructions on how to make one of these yourself.
Southfanning was working from the dark recesses of a basement home office when he decided it was time to emerge from the subterranean confines and build himself a new place to work. He wanted a place free from distractions and noise inside the house, where privacy and quiet and would reign supreme with a better view. What he wanted was a backyard office...a shed workspace he dubbed, the Shoffice!
When a friend told me he was considering planting two trees to celebrate the birth of his friends' new baby twins, I must admit I swooned. Birth-trees! Such a sweet idea, but there are a few things to consider...
A few weeks ago Jason wrote about blue outdoor furniture to match the springtime of his dreams, and now that it's finally sunny here in Chicago, I've decided to compile a roundup of yellow furniture to match mine. Here's a list of ten sunny tables, bistro sets, chairs, lounges, and rockers, all for under $200.
From luxurious infinity pools and large, leafy backyards to yurts and small, bright balconies, we've had a sampling of all kinds of outdoor spaces in our house tours. Whatever your outdoor space may be, these creative and varied homes offer some great warm-weather inspiration.
Since you only get one chance to make a good first impression, make guests smile with a charming welcome mat. Whether you're greeting guests with a simple "hi" or a silhouette of the four-legged member of your family, a good door mat and a handsome door will put your best foot forward.
If you don't know of Isabelle Palmer already, you will soon enough. Isabelle Palmer is the talented founder of the online shop The Balcony Gardener and author of The Balcony Gardener. With the spring and summer seasons upon us, it feels even more important to make a small green space in the city. Isabelle was kind enough to answer a few questions to help urban gardeners create green spaces to call their own.
You know you can order your own hobbit hole from places like Wooden Wonders. And, if you have an extra 1,500 hours on your hands, you could build an elaborate one like this. But for those of us who are carpentry-challenged or who don't have that much time, Studio G can show you how to make a small child's hobbit hole in about 8 hours for less than $250.
Spring is a time of hope and regeneration. Nothing is as stunning an example of this as the bulbs I dropped into the soil on a frosty day just five months ago. Click below to see the new glory of my garden AND also the destruction of the deer...