Is your concrete patio looking dull and uninviting? It’s time to give it a fresh new look with a coat of paint. Painting your concrete patio is a simple yet effective way to transform its appearance and bring new life to your outdoor space.
Check out all of the exterior/outdoor DIY projects and decor ideas in our current home. For a complete list of products, paint colors, and other materials in our entire home, visit our home sources page for all of the details.
If you’re looking to spruce up your backyard, painting your shed is a great place to start. With a little bit of time and effort, you can transform your shed into a beautiful and eye-catching feature of your outdoor space.
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced DIYer, this guide will walk you through the steps to paint your shed like a pro.
There is something about a house with shutters that instantly elevates the look of the home. In the past, I have described the windows as the eyes of the home and the shutters as the mascara. The finishing touch on the exterior of a house that really makes it pop!
This old swing set has had some great times, but it was in dire need of a DIY makeover! In a few short days, we turned a tired, old swing set into a beautiful swing set that looks brand-new.
If you have a shady yard, you may think that having a beautiful garden is out of reach. However, with the right design and plant choices, you can create a stunning shade garden that thrives in low-light conditions.
Check out these 7 shade garden ideas for inspiration and tips on how to make your own backyard oasis.
The peony bush is one of my favorite flowering plants and I knew it had to be incorporated into our backyard garden design plans at our new home. Today I am sharing my tips on peony bush care and frequently asked questions on how to maintain them in our garden.
When it comes to Christmas lights, I prefer white lights outside and colorful lights on our Christmas tree. My favorite exterior holiday decor is the twinkling Christmas garland I hang around the top of our porch every year. Hanging the cedar garland and Christmas lights is really easy and I am breaking it all down for you in the tutorial below!
Outdoor DIY projects seem to have a domino effect in our household. What started as a simple tree removal project quickly devolved into installing a brick paver border around our pool. We are always guilty of project creep and this time was no different!
This year we built another raised garden box in our backyard using pressure-treated wood and corner brackets. I documented the entire process and am excited to share this easy tutorial with all of you!
You may not have a charming English cottage in the countryside, but you can still create a beautiful English cottage garden in your backyard. English cottages are definitely having a moment and I am all in with the cottagecore and grand millennial trend!
Earlier this year we began work on our backyard to prep for the English garden I planned to build. Today I am sharing a quick and easy DIY project that has helped to camouflage the ugly electrical meter on the back of the house.
If you’re looking for a simple and cost-effective way to add some visual interest to your garden, consider using bricks as edging. Not only do they provide a clean and classic look, but they also help to define garden beds and prevent grass and weeds from encroaching on your plants. Here’s how to do it right.
I enjoy working in the yard and have a select few tools that I consistently use year after year. I thought it would be fun to share what I consider the best gardening tools for beginners.
Today I am excited to share how we painted our pool and saved thousands of dollars! Would you believe me if I told you we almost walked away from our house because there was a pool in the backyard? We have young kids and the idea of having a pool was really intimidating to me.
Last week I found an old iron arbor on the side of the road with “free” attached to the front. Aside from the arbor being my favorite price, the design was perfect for my English garden!
I have been hard at work creating my English Garden and the beds are starting to fill up! All of the perennials that I have put in my garden were given to me or transferred from another spot in my yard.
Designing and building an English garden in my backyard | Building Bluebird #landscaping #gardening #greenthumb
Building a compost station at your home is a great way to reduce waste and create nutrient-rich soil. My family has been composting for a few years now using a rolling bin and decided to take our composting one step further at our new home.