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Shed exterior

Building a Garden Shed: Inside the She Shed

At 12 feet square, our DIY she shed is big enough to host several hobbies. We outfitted it to accommodate two favorite pastimes: reading and gardening.   A…

Finished shed and patio

Building a Garden Shed: The Final Touches

The results are in! In partnership with Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores, we turned this lackluster backyard corner into a destination shed, patio, and garden.   Narvas shows Hannah…

Shed with shutters

Building a Garden Shed: Filling in the Blanks

In a weekend, a pergola and patio is born. With our custom-built shed finished, we turned our attention to the empty space between the shed and garage.  …

Shed with roof

Building a Garden Shed: Dressing Up the Structure

With the shell of our shed built, we had lots of fiddly details to add (like a roof, door, and windows) to give the structure some character.  …

Color drawing of the shed plan

Building a Garden Shed: Raising the Roof

With products from Lowes Home Improvement, our do-it-yourself shed takes on shape with walls and a roof. Since we’re not professional builders, constructing the roof trusses was the…

hand drawn sketch of the shed and flower bed

Building a Garden Shed: Laying the Foundation

Can’t find a pre-fab garden shed that tickles your fancy? Get a structure that graces your landscape by building it yourself.   Last year, we created a lovely…

Mosaic sea mural

Easy Garden Ideas: Summer Project Round-Up

If you’re like me, the coolest weather for outdoor summer projects has past, but that doesn’t stop me from dreaming about the next thing or reflecting on the…

potted Pallet planter

Easy Garden Ideas: Make a Wood Planter from Pallets

Got pallets? Make a mobile home for your favorite tropical plant by putting a planter box, constructed from shipping pallet planks, on wheels.   Since this box will…

Crate collage

DIY Garden Ideas: Easy Crate and Pallet Projects

Wood crates and shipping pallets are often free for the asking. See how a little elbow grease and ingenuity can turn these raw materials into fab accents for…

Painted pallet coffee table

DIY Garden Ideas: Make a Coffee Table with Pallets

Give your home or garden an additional layer of rustic charm with an easy table project made from salvaged pallets.   So you’re inspired to make something for…

Pallet tool organizer

DIY Garden Ideas: An Easy Pallet Tool Station

Get your tools and gardening utensils organized with an easy outdoor project made from a salvaged shipping pallet.   We’ve been blessed by a seemingly endless supply of…

Koi pond

Garden Tour: Our Focal-Point Pond

Once home to a nearly dead maple tree, our backyard pond enlivens the landscape and beckons visitors of various species.   Before the tree was removed, the landscaping…