• August 3, 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

Growing roses – expert tips from Hever Castle rose garden – The Middle-Sized Garden

July 12th, 2020 Posted In: Garden style & living, Gardening know how

Hever Castle is famous for growing roses. It has more than 4,000 of them.

So I asked head gardener, Neil Miller for his best tips on growing roses in our own middle-sized gardens.

Hever Castle is best known as the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s fated second wife. It’s believed he first saw her in her father’s garden at Hever. There is no trace left of those gardens, however.

The current gardens were created at vast expense by ‘America’s richest man’, William Waldorf Astor, who

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Remodelaholic | 30+ Fun Outdoor Games

Outdoor games are the perfect way to spend a summer day. They can liven up a BBQ, afternoon, or evening. Play in your yard or at a park.

More outdoor and yard fun: fort ideasbuild a pallet deck, and learn how to paint a patio.

Spend outdoors with games to enjoy with family and friends. Some we can help you build, others are great buys. Either way, there are plenty of games to please all players.

Outdoor Games To Buy

Let’s start off with some of our favorites to buy. Some of these can be DIYed,

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Do you love or hate hydrangeas? The facts vs the myths – The Middle-Sized Garden

July 5th, 2020 Posted In: Gardening know how

Hydrangeas are a flower that is both adored and deplored.

Naomi Slade has written a beautiful and definitive guide, called Hydrangeas (published by Pavilion Books). She says: ‘They’re so familiar, but people don’t actually know them as well as they think they do’.

I asked her for the facts and the myths on such issues as ‘how to turn my hydrangea blue, which hydrangeas are best for shade or sun and will a climbing hydrangea damage my wall?’

Naomi Slade, photo by Chris Wlaznik

Why hydrangeas?

Hydrangeas start to flower in