How To Build A Pergola On Your Backyard Patio

Creating themes to build your garden around can add excitement and grandeur to your backyard. A popular theme to use in backyards is an Italian Renaissance-type garden. A traditional part of an Italian Renaissance garden is having a pergola to sit under to enjoy coffee in the morning and wine at night. Here is how you can build a pergola on your backyard patio. You Will Need: Hammer Drill Jigsaw Circular Saw Table Saw Saw Horses Measuring Tape Pencil File Concrete Screws Steel Post-Base Anchors 2x10x10 Lengths of Wood 4x4 Wood Posts Level Wood Clamps Install Posts [Read More]

Converting Old Blinds Into Useful Art Projects

Are you buying a new set of blinds and aren't sure what to do with your old ones? Don't throw them away! Convert them into one of these cool art projects. Whether you're using vinyl or wooden blinds, there is always something cool you can make! Cool Arty Mirror Old vinyl blinds can easily be converted into a mirror in no more than a couple of hours. Start by carefully removing each individual slat from five sets of blinds: yes, you're going to need that many! [Read More]

When The Heat Goes Out: Staying Warm In An Emergency

According to the Farmer's Almanac, the upcoming winter is going to be another doozy. Even if you have taken the proper precautions and had your furnace checked, problems can arise, sometimes during the worst possible weather conditions. If you lose heat during a horrible cold snap, you can still take measures to stay warm until the power is back on or your furnace is repaired. Be Proactive If you have any indication that you are about to lose power, you can take a few proactive steps to make your home warmer. [Read More]

3 Flowers To Use As Filler When Making Your Own Wedding Bouquet

The average cost of a wedding in the United States today is $26,444. If you are looking for some simple ways to cut your spending as you plan your own wedding, arranging your own bouquet could be a good solution. While you might know which flowers you want to feature in your bouquet, it can sometimes be difficult for the amateur florist to select the right filler flowers. Here are three flowers that make wonderful fillers when you are arranging your own wedding bouquet. [Read More]