Refinishing hardwood floors is a job I left to the pros. After doing the prep work of removing carpet and staples, my floors were sanded and refinished to perfection. Continue reading Refinishing hardwood floors
Happy birthday to me! This year I wanted to plant privacy trees in my backyard. These 30 Emerald Green arborvitae were just the ticket!
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The key to a good landscape for the front of your home is having a good foundation of shrubs — preferably evergreens that stay green even through the cold winter. Even though a lot of evergreen shrubs don’t have a ton of color interest, they will serve as an important backdrop for your other shrubs, plants, and flowers. These evergreens will also help to create a consistency throughout your landscape so that it doesn’t look haphazard. Continue reading Perennial Garden Plan: Evergreen Shrubs Layer 2
Well, after 2 years of experimenting with perennials and constantly moving items around, I’ve come up with some new perennial garden plans to make your landscape look great. This post gives some suggestions for ornamental trees in your landscape. Continue reading Perennial Garden Plan: Ornamental Trees Layer 1
Often times I walk by houses and notice that although they have tons of different kinds of trees, shrubs, and plants, the landscape still feels like it’s missing something. The landscape is probably missing one or more of the key elements I’m about to go over. Continue reading Landscape Layering: Create an Effective Landscape
Lately I have been considering updating my front door color to a different shade of purple. Unfortunately while I was doing research, I realized how difficult it is to find purple front door color suggestions – actual brand and color names. This post are just some color suggestions and pictures to help you along. Continue reading Purple Front Door Color Suggestions
I was looking for a quick weekend curb appeal project now that spring is upon us, and I came up with the idea to paint porch sconces with spray paint. An afternoon later I completely updated my front porch lighting for less than $10!
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Let’s face it, interior doors can be downright ugly. If you have basic, builder-grade interior doors with absolutely no trim or detail, painting interior doors is great alternative to replacing them altogether. Continue reading Painting Interior Doors
Removing carpet when you know you have hardwood flooring, is one of the most satisfying DIY jobs you can do. With a few simple tools and some sweat equity you will get that allergen filled carpet OUT of your house… and be able to breathe a sign of relief.
This week I stopped by the big box store in search of mulch, and left with two beautiful wall lamps / sconces to mount on either side of my bed. These wall lamps are stylish, functional, and I didn’t even need to mess with the electrical to install them! Continue reading Wall Lamps: A Quick Weekday Project