Raised Garden Bed Projects

Raised garden beds do offer a lot of benefits for gardeners. It makes tending to greens more convenient, especially for people experiencing lower back/knee pain. It could also prevent critters and slugs from ruining produce. Last but not the least, they are a great way to improve landscape. You can choose plain timber to build […]

American flag pallet coffee table

American Flag Coffee Table

Now, this is impressive DIY furniture expressing patriotism! Do you have some pallets waiting for a project? Why not try making this coffee table with your own country’s flag? 🙂 Historically, flags originated as military standards. Soldiers used flags as field signals. The practice of flying flags indicating the country of origin outside of the […]

Raised Garden Bed with Benches

Gardening is relaxing, but can also be a pain in the back. Most gardening activities require kneeling or bending to tend to your plants. The simplest solution is to have a raised garden bed. With a raised garden bed your plants are elevated to a comfortable height, keeping you from kneeling or hunching over. Improve your raised garden […]

Eight clever tips for a more productive garden

Gardening Tips

Did you know that gardening can allow you to burn 200 to 400 calories per hour? If you mow the lawn, you could burn between 250 to 350 calories per hour! Gardening is a fun and de-stressing activity anybody, of any age, can do… until critters and pests try to eat and destroy your plants! […]

Eight lovely planters on wheels

Planters on Wheels

There’s something about planters with wheels that we find adorable. Agree? These planter ideas are proof that plants and wheels go well together! Planters with wheels, like the ones featured below, aren’t just cute and decorative features for your garden. They also come in handy when you need to move plants around your yard. Aside from […]

Declutter your kitchen with these DIY projects

Declutter Kitchen Projects

Think your kitchen is cramped and could use some organizing? We have projects for you that help clear out kitchen counters and other areas from clutter. The kitchen is the busiest part of any house on any given day. No wonder why this particular part of the house can appear disorderly most of the time. Coffee makers, mails, […]

Water Feature Project: How To Build A Terra Cotta Fountain

Terra Cotta Fountains

We all have some terra cotta planters that we’ve failed to upgrade or use for our plants. Because the pots are inexpensive and widely available, they do tend to pile up. But the clever DIY enthusiast knows better than to throw them away. Do you have spare terra cotta pots in your garden? You can […]

How To Paint A Lace Effect On A Dresser

How To Paint A Lace Effect On A Dresser

Giving your home a fresh, new look doesn’t always require making drastic changes. Sometimes all you need is to redesign certain elements in the room, such as furniture. Take a look at this great dresser! Has your dresser become aesthetically boring, but is still in a good condition? Giving it a makeover could be easy as 1-2-3 — […]

No powerpoint needed… human powered washing machines!

Off-Grid Washing Machines

Off the grid? No problem. Camping holiday? No problem. Want some exercise while you save money? No problem. All you need is one of these nifty people-powered’ washing machines… Most of us never give our washing machine a second thought… until we have a power failure or it simply breaks down. Then we realize just […]

Things you can make with cardboard boxes that will blow your kids’ minds

Laundry Machine

Thinking of fun activities for your kids? You don’t need to look outside and you definitely don’t need to buy expensive toys for them to enjoy playtime. If you have unused cardboard boxes in storage, then that’s all you need for this fun DIY project! The next time you empty a cardboard box, make sure to […]

Clever Drawer Ideas

Pallet Drawers

Drawers are a great storage system. Simply pull a drawer out and everything in it is right before your eyes. You can easily find and access what you need. And after you get the stuff you need, simply push the drawer in and the other contents of the drawer is hidden making your room look clutter-free. But […]

Inexpensive Patio Furniture

The outdoor area is one of the best parts of the house. It’s great for enjoying nature, entertaining, and spending some time alone. For you to fully utilize this area it should be well furnished. The good news is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to add furniture to your outdoor […]

Cheap and Cheerful Pallet Fencing

Need to build a fence? Here’s an unusual and inexpensive solution – pallet fences! They’re cheap and cheerful yet easy and remarkably robust! Choosing pallets to build a fence around your property is a clever idea especially if you are trying to enclose a big yard. You can save a heap of money with this cheap yet strong alternative. Pallets […]

Swing Bed Made From Recycled Trampoline

Everybody enjoys jumping on a trampoline, but all good things come to an end. The question is what to do when your trampoline is wrecked beyond repair? The best solution is to turn it into a circular swing bed! You might have come across those luxurious swing beds hanging from ceilings or trees. We all […]

Upcycled Tree Stump And Log Ideas

Have you cut down a tree and wondering what to do next? Maybe you’re still struggling with a stump or two. They’re tough to remove by hand and a stump grinder doesn’t come cheaply. Instead of paying to remove your logs and stumps, why not turn them into planters and let the removal be done in […]

Smart Ways To Repurpose Old Window Shutters

1. DIY Shutter Turned Kitchen Island - The Owner-Builder Network

The next your time come across a window shutter in the dump, or if you have one that you’re thinking of throwing away, consider these great ideas for recycling those old window shutters first. You can retain their old, scratched, peeling appearance and retain that rustic charm when you upcycle them into shelves, a bench, dumbwaiter, […]

A Home Built From Two Shipping Containers

Shipping containers can offer very affordable accommodation and are great for remote locations. Even though they are technically a box, they can be converted in an infinite number of ways. The owner’s plan is to build a cabin or shelter made from shipping containers. One which they can use during the weekend, but should be […]

DIY Craft Table

DIY Craft Table - Finished

Anyone who sews regularly knows the benefits of having a dedicated working area. This set up is so much easier than having to set up the machine, the ironing board and organise a space for cutting and pinning. You’ll need these materials: 1×12 Timber 1×8 Timber 1×2 Timber 1×3 Timber Wood Screws Wood Glue Paint […]

Repurposed Doors

How many times have you come across an old door on the side of the road waiting for it’s final journey to the dump? You may even have one right now you’re thinking of throwing as well. Never throw away an old door again when there are so many ways to repurpose them! These are […]

DIY Hypertufa Planter

DIY Hypertufa Planter - Portland Cement

Want something different for your garden? These hypertufa planters could be the right one for you! The pale gray and ivory monoliths jutting out on the shores of California’s Mono Lake may look like eerie art installations, but they occur naturally and are actually limestone formations. Tufa is a variety of limestone, and the Mono […]

DIY Stuffed Animal Zoo

If you’re a parent, you’ll know how stuffed toys seem to both miraculously multiply and migrate to every corner of the house. They’ll even sometimes make a break for freedom and somehow manage to get as far as the yard!  They also have a habit of taking up an enormous amount of space. But try convincing a […]

Easy to make pet water bowl

DIY Pet Water Bowl

Do you worry about your pets running out of the water while you’re out the entire day? This clever DIY might be the answer for you! This water bowl idea is made with materials you most likely already have at home. You can use scrap wood from previous projects as long as you think they will […]

DIY Garden Shed

If the garage is full to bursting and you can’t find the space to kick off your starter seeds, it might be time to invest in a good old shed. Not only can a humble garden shed provide adequate space for keeping gardening tools, but it can also be a great base to start seedlings, […]

Recycled Spool Rocking Chair

Here’s a great way of recycling old timber spools. A rocking chair! This would surely be a rewarding DIY project, that could also be an interesting conversation piece for guests. Its raw appearance makes it suitable for all kinds of outdoor areas. Wouldn’t it be nice to daydream or get a nap on this? Its […]