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Outdoor Daybeds Let You Enjoy Summer In Comfort And Style

What better way to enjoy the beautiful summer weather, the sun and the views than while sitting and relaxing in a daybed placed outdoors? This sounds …

How To: 9 Non-Toxic DIY Techniques for Killing Weeds in Your Garden

Got pesky weeds in your garden? Rather than stocking up on toxic weed killers from your local gardening store, you probably already have everything …

Lifestyle

Generating Off-Grid Power: The Four Best Ways

So, you've thought about whether or not living off the grid is right for you; you know that it means no more utility bills and generating all of your …

Renewable Energy

6 Edible ground cover plants for backyards and gardens

Our modern love affair with grass lawns is somewhat at odds with many of our efforts to conserve water and energy in our yards, along with our desire …

15 Creative Uses for Coffee Grounds • The Prairie Homestead

I have a fascination…<p>… with finding ways to save common everyday “cast-offs” from ending up in the trash.<p>So far, I’ve compiled some big ol’ lists of …

Start Right with Chickens: the Basics for Beginners.

PHOTO BY FREDERICK J. DUNN<p>Today, chickens are popping up in the most unlikely and unexpected parts of the country. City chickens are no longer rare …

Farming

10 Affordable Outdoor DIY Projects

Can you tell I’ve been spending a lot of time outdoors lately? I sure have enjoyed giving my yard a makeover this spring. Kate here, and if you read …

how to build a pergola

Hey guys, Jamin here again today continuing with our Backyard Bliss series.<p>{To read any of our DIY projects from this back yard overhaul, be sure to …

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How To: Make a Modern Concrete Stool for $5 -- in Under an Hour!

This DIY project has it all: affordability ($5, people!!), simplicity, and a whole bunch of style. What more could you possibly ask for??<p>I've been to …

DIY

DIY Industrial-Modern Wood and Concrete Table Lamp

I love projects that mix different materials in unique or interesting ways. Lately, I've been on a big concrete and wood kick (like this stool we …

Furniture

Artistic Functionality of Reclaimed Wood Stumps

Using leftover stumps helps refresh a room. They would also be a vivid reminiscence of our place in nature and our power to destroy and care for it. …

DIY With Bookhou: Woven Lamp

28 Comments<p>what you need:<br>-strips of wood veneer (you can also get 3/4 in. veneer at the hardware store that is for ironing on the edge of shelves - …

A Multifunctional Sofa Named Herb

While buying a bunch of separate pieces of furniture can be fun, sometimes you just don’t have the space or need for all of that. Think about it – we …

DIY Chicken Coop

Want a coop tour? Oh, I'm so glad you said yes! I am more than a little stoked about my chicks' new digs.<p>This was a DIY green build through and …

DIY Chicken Coops Even Your Neighbors Will Love

The thought alone of a neighbor building a homemade chicken coop in their backyard is enough to make most people cringe. Personally, I love the idea …

Farming

Ana White | Food Storage Shelf - DIY Projects

HANDMADE FROM THIS PLAN >><p>Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!<p>Author Notes:<p>Hi everyone and …

7 Free Solar Water Heating System Designs

Solar water heating systems are easy to build as a DIY project. They also have offer a cost-effective way to generate hot water for your home. These …

Homesteading

5 Best Container Vegetables for Beginning Gardeners

Shares 2K<p>Are you a beginning gardener? New to ideas like crop rotation and plant thinning? Don’t worry–vegetable gardening doesn’t have to be a chore!<p>…

Pallet Project

<i>This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Thank you for supporting Lovely Greens</i><p>Shares 147<p>Our patio is an area that we haven’t used …

Growing Strawberries - How To Plant And Grow Your Own This Year!

It seems you can never have enough strawberries in our house – so planting our own patch at the farm a few years back became a priority.<p>In addition …

6 Simple Tips To Find Free Pallets and Reclaimed Materials

Pallets and reclaimed wood make up the majority of our materials when creating our DIY projects.<p>More often than not – the one question we get hit …

Creating Your Own Outdoor Paradise - Building A Pergola To Enjoy The Outdoors

Beyond getting to meet so many spectacular people – one of the most rewarding aspects of building our pergolas is knowing that they become a special …