PATIO STYLE CHALLENGE REVEAL!!!

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Hello friends!  As many of you may know, I have been working behind the scene for the Home Depot’s Patio Style Challenge. The project was competed in late March, and I have been DYING to share the details with you.

Well, today is the day.  My post on my Patio Style Challenge is up today on The Home Depot’s blog The Apron. Working with the team at The Home Depot was a dream come true.  A local news crew even came out to film my space.  You can see my 15 minutes of fame here.  Pinch me!! Here are some of the highlights from my space.

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I will have another post coming with a list of sources and tutorials coming for all the DIY’s featured in this post!

Head on over to The Apron to see all of the details of the space.  Feel free to leave a comment on The Apron.  It would make my day!

A huge thank you to Danielle Alysse Photography for the beautiful photos.

Linking up to Best of the Nest and Inspire Me Tuesday!

xoxo

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DIY Towel Tree

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Hi friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend.  We did and now we are off on a trip to Disneyland!  Time will tell if we leave it the “Happiest Place on Earth.”

I am so excited to be participating in a new series with some super talented bloggers.  We will be blogging on a new topic each month.  As spring is in the air, this month we are blogging about all things outdoors. I am really excited about the project I have to share with you today.

It has felt like spring here in California for a while.  In the spring and summer, our family spends a ton of time in the pool.  One of the things that drives me crazy is that my kids leave their pool towels in a heap on the ground and they never dry out and I have to bring them in and wash them.  Actually, now that I think about it, the same thing happens inside!!

I found a fun DIY fix to this problem.  It is called a towel tree and it is made out of very basic materials from the Home Depot.

DIY Towel Tree

Here is what you will need:

Tools:

  • drill
  • pipe cutter
  • screwsetter bit
  • measuring tape
  • carpenter’s square
  • 7/8″ wood bit

Materials:

  • 4 x 4 cedar (4 1/2′)
  • 5/4 x 6 cedar (6′)
  • outdoor wood glue
  • 3/4″ copper pipe (12′)
  • 3/4″ copper end caps (4)
  • post cap
  • paint or wood sealer/finish

Here is what you do:

  1. Cut the main post and feet to size. See the diagram here.  Sand these pieces before assembly, and use a screwsetter bit in all screw locations.
  2. Using a 7/8″ wood bit, drill 2 holes in the post for the 3/4″ copper pipe as indicated.
  3. Install the four feet, using outdoor wood glue and 2″ deck screws. Use a carpenter’s square to ensure that the post is vertical to the base. Apply glue, secure each foot with one screw then set the second screw when the leg is at right angles to the post.
  4. Cut two lengths of 3/4″ copper pipe to size, and insert them through the pre-drilled holes in the post. Cap each end with a 3/4″ end cap.
  5. Using a little glue or caulking, attach the post cap.

 
If you need more detail, you can see the formal plans and specifications here.

Isn’t this a fun solution?  You could even use it to hang swim suits out to dry.  I am also really pleased with how the copper looks against the white.

So far, my children have not become so lazy that hanging it on one of these low hangers is too much trouble.  But  . . . time will tell!

For more outdoor inspiration, definitely hop over to these amazing blogs to see what fun outdoor ideas my blogging buddies have to share.

Glamista Home

Away She Went 

Small Town Rambler

This Crazy Thing Called Life

xoxo

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Exciting New Project!!

Hey lovelies!!  Happy Friday!  If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my sneak peek into a project I am working on.  This project actually involves a bunch of small projects rolled into one!

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Well, now I can finally reveal what this big project is for . . . I am beyond thrilled to announce that I am going to be a Style Challenge Blogger for the Home Depot in the 2015 Patio Style Challenge! If you have never heard of the Patio Style Challenge, it is where the Home Depot asks designers and design bloggers to style a yard, patio, porch, etc., using one of their 2015 patio sets as the centerpiece.  It involves a ton of creativity and DIY!

If you want to follow along behind the scenes, make sure to follow me on Instagram or the Patio Style Challenge board on Pinterest.  I will be sure to share my patio’s progress.  Of course the Big Reveal of the BIG PROJECT will be featured on Home Depot’s blog The Apron.  I have a lot of fun projects, big and small to share!

I am so lucky it is truly spring where I live compared to other bloggers who are shoveling snow back east.  In the meantime, you can probably find me covered in dirt, paint and sweat hauling things home from the Home Depot.

Stay tuned for more on this exciting project!

xoxo,

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