5 Ways to Make Your Backyard Awesome!

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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Winter Woodland Basket with Lights

I am a big fan of not decorating for Christmas until after Thanksgiving.  So while no tree or stocking is up at our house I do have this little winter woodland basket up.  Since it has neutral tones to it I wouldn’t consider it Christmas at all.  Actually you can get away with keeping this {…Read More…}

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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5 Ways to Fake a Fireplace Mantel

Viewing all the beautifully decorated mantels is enough to give anyone some serious fireplace envy if you don’t have one of your own.   Don’t worry–you are not alone! While I have a tiny mantel with my TV above it, it isn’t much to decorate.  Quite a few homes are built without fireplaces these days, {…Read More…}