Category Archives: Better than store bought

Build a Custom Two-Tiered Flower Planter – DIY – Add Curb Appeal

Cost, Equipment, and Skills: This project cost $230 in materials and dirt, plus another $80 in flowers from the farmer’s market. We used a mitre chop saw, a drill/driver, a circular saw, a level, a staple gun, and a sawzall. … Continue reading

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Planning Another Heart Pine Furniture Project

Christy and I are fast approaching our five year anniversary in April. It’s our first big one and we’re pretty stoked. It really doesn’t seem that long ago that we were married in the backyard of our crazy old house. … Continue reading

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Turn an Old Ladder into a Wall Pot Rack – DIY

Cost, Skills, Tools: The cost of this job can vary greatly based on how and where you find the materials. We spent fifty bucks on the set of antique solid copper pots at an auction. The ladder section came from … Continue reading

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