Our green metal fence was looking pretty rough from the sprinkler’s hard water and the hot Florida sun. So I decided to spray paint it and add an arbor for Jasmine to climb. Here is how it looked before: First I scrubbed off the residue from the sprinklers and dirt. If you have rust, use… Read More Painting the fence + garden arbor
The previous homeowner gave us a huge gift by leaving us this large outdoor dining table and chairs. I don’t know how many years it would take us to make this investment on our own, but God knew what he was doing because this is a very well-used spot! As we continue life’s celebrations in… Read More Outdoor Moroccan inspired table setting
This space has changed dramatically over the past few months! It was once brown with blank walls, but now it feels more like our own little resort. It has quickly become my favorite place to sit, drink coffee, read my Bible and look at nature. There are a few affordable tricks I can share that… Read More Blank patio turned plant-filled retreat
No door is safe here. I’m on a painting rampage! Last week I showed you my front porch makeover with paint. This week I painted the entry door to our garage green! I painted the whole door with a sample-size paint can in about 20 minutes! My in-laws also painted their black front door to… Read More Green door for $7 in 20 minutes
Everyone loves a good before and after — especially when it was all done with paint! You have to come see the before picture. I’ll show you how I painted our french doors black and how I stenciled the floor using a large-scale stencil. I painted the door and stenciled the floor for about $100.… Read More Porch makeover: I painted the walls, doors and floor!
I updated our lanai with a fun Aztec rug, cushions and chaise lounges. I also added a plant to our succulent box that we’ve had for two years! Come on, I’ll give you a tour and show you how to make your own succulent box that drains properly. And trust me, if I didn’t kill… Read More DIY succulent box that lasts years and patio update
My in-laws have done something beautiful with the small plot of land outside their back door in Monsano, Italy. It’s a well-thought-out, relaxing retreat. Below, you can see what they started out with by looking at the neighbor’s yard. He grew privacy walls of ivy and topped them with jasmine that fills the air with… Read More Dario and Lina’s small garden retreat