5 Ways to Get This Look: Back Porch Living

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Don’t you love this back porch by designer Cindy Mihuc that was recently featured on House of Turquoise?  It’s gorgeous.  Everything on this porch is purposeful, from the porch swing to the storage bucket drink station.  It’s totally possible to make a comfortable, useable outdoor space like this one–even if you don’t have an actual back porch.  Check out the tutorials and ideas I found online to see five ways that you can get this look for less.

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5 Ways to Get This Look: Halloween Porch

Pottery Barn Halloween Porch Inspiration

I enjoyed putting together a Halloween vignette for less so much recently–and many of you seemed to like it, too–that I decided to share another Halloween look with you this weekend.  This time we’re taking it outside, with a porch all decked out and ready for trick-or-treaters.  This inspiration photo comes from a Pottery Barn {…Read More…}





Semi-Transparent Deck Stain

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So I know you are all waiting with bated breath wondering what stain I chose for my deck.  First let me tell you what played into my decision-making. 1.  I live in good ol’ corn-fed middle America smack dab in the middle of the USA. In Indianapolis we experience four seasons.  This means we get {…Read More…}





Outdoor Candle Lantern

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Nat & Holly from My Sister’s Suitcase has joined the ranks as contributors here on IC.  I think you will love this crafty sister duo.  I am blown away by their first project.  An upcycled clearance trash can into an outdoor candle lantern?  BRILLIANT!  You can find these cheap trash cans everywhere.  Why not update {…Read More…}