5 Ways to Make Your Backyard Awesome!

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It’s been a looooong winter, folks.  The only thing that helped me deal with the effects of cabin fever, some days, was dreaming about the things I could do when Spring and Summer finally arrive.  I thought you might be interested in some of the ideas I’ve seen on other blogs for backyard projects.  Check out these five ways to make your backyard awesome!

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5 Ways to Get This Look: Outdoor Living Room

Outdoor Living Room inspiration pic

You have to admit–Summer’s days are numbered.  Let’s hang onto them as long as we can, by dreaming about an outdoor living space…like this beautiful porch I found on one of Edie’s Pinterest boards.  The only thing keeping this outdoor living space from looking like it’s indoor counterpart is that fact that it’s missing some walls.  Need ideas for an outdoor room of your own?  I’ve found five tutorials to get you started.  

Outdoor Living Room numbered inspiration

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How to Paint a Brick Fireplace

how to paint a brick fireplace

I love a good before and after and this fireplace done by Monica from East Coast Creative is awesome.  She took this from blah to amazing overnight.  She whitewashed brick, paint the wood shelving and mantel and spray painted the brass fireplace surround all in 24 hours.  Check out how she did it.

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How to Paint a Fireplace

painted fire place

The East Coast Creative gals are back with another amazing stencil project.  I already copied their last months project and now I want to paint my fireplace.  I have terrible black tiles that are itching for a makeover.  And I agree with Jessica it sounds like a great fall project for me.  So do you {…Read More…}