• July 14, 2020

DIY Fireplace Makeover Part One: Updating Mantel Moldings

In need of a fireplace makeover?  Read and watch how we did ours to get inspiration for your DIY fireplace makeover.  This is part one in a series of blog posts and videos showing the progress.  Thanks to DAP for sponsoring this post, all opinions are ours.

Since we moved into our house a couple years ago we have done a LOT of work making the house ours.  But, one caveat is when there is a lot to do, we tend to start but not finish anything!  There have been literally so many things to do that once something is

Build a Reclaimed Wood Herringbone Coffee Table in 5 Easy Steps

Would you love to have a beautiful reclaimed wood coffee table that can be built in 5 easy steps?  This herringbone coffee table with hairpin legs is the project for you! Using plywood and wood planks, this plan is simple and affordable!


Hi Remodelaholics! It’s LZ from The Summery Umbrella, and I’m super pumped about this new project today!

I’ve created projects out of reclaimed wood like this beautiful Mason Jar Pendant Light as well as my stunning Potting Bench.

Today is going to be ANOTHER gorgeous and stunning reclaimed wood project! You can most definitely accomplish this cutie

Get This Look: Traditional and Timeless Living Room

A mixture of modern, traditional, and farmhouse design elements make this timeless living room an absolute showstopper. Neutral grays and whites are accented beautifully with contrasting wood finishes. Attention to detail is found in everything from the gallery lighting highlighting the custom built-ins to the unique wood legs of the coffee table. Combining furniture and decor from several different styles gives the living room personality while also creating classic harmony.

This timeless living room is from this traditional style home built by RC Dent Construction and designed by Remedy Furniture and Design Center. Ready to style your own timeless living

2020 garden trends from the Garden Press Event – The Middle-Sized Garden

March 8th, 2020 Posted In: Garden trends & design

I’ve just come back from discovering the latest 2020 garden trends at this year’s Garden Press Event.

The Garden Press Event is an annual show in the Design Centre in Islington, London. Major gardening companies, organisations and influencers get together to talk about what they are doing this year and to share ideas.

So to round up the latest trends, I spoke to experts from all aspects of the gardening industry.

Rosy Hardy of Hardy’s Plants says that long flowering plants like geums will be big in 2020.

Even if you

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What you need to know about tree ferns for a cool climate – The Middle-Sized Garden

March 1st, 2020 Posted In: Gardening know how

Tree ferns look exotic but they can withstand some frost and snow.

There’s a a ribbon of original rainforest in a gully by a friend’s house in Southern Australia. Tree ferns grow here in their natural habitat. It’s shaded, cool and has even been covered with snow.

(Although not for too long!) But the temperatures frequently range from a few degrees Celsius up to 35 degrees or more. That’s 30-100 degrees Fahrenheit – within the ranges of many British, Northern European or North American gardens.

See plants growing in the wild teaches