Before & after pics of the backyard that was turned from flat turf into a cozy patio with fireplace, shower, lounge area, and water garden by patrica
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patrica Before & after pics of the backyard that was turned from flat turf into a cozy patio with fireplace, shower, lounge area, and water garden
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The first Detroit Zoo was established in 1883 on Michigan Avenue across the street from the current site of Tiger Stadium when a circus went broke. Luther Beecher, a leading Detroit citizen and capitalist, financed the purchase of the circus animals and built this building to display the collection. It was called the Detroit Zoological Garden. The zoo closed the following year after financial problems and the building was turned into a horse by nanette
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nanette The first Detroit Zoo was established in 1883 on Michigan Avenue across the street from the current site of Tiger Stadium when a circus went broke. Luther Beecher, a leading Detroit citizen and capitalist, financed the purchase of the circus animals and built this building to display the collection. It was called the Detroit Zoological Garden. The zoo closed the following year after financial problems and the building was turned into a horse
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Pharaoh's Curse (1957) is an American B movie that was filmed in Death Valley and advertised with the tag line, "Unleashing 4000 years of horror upon this century!"  Archaeologists in Egypt find one of their crew has been turned into a blood sucking mummy after they have unleashed a three thousand year curse by entering a Pharaoh's tomb. by mable
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mable Pharaoh's Curse (1957) is an American B movie that was filmed in Death Valley and advertised with the tag line, "Unleashing 4000 years of horror upon this century!" Archaeologists in Egypt find one of their crew has been turned into a blood sucking mummy after they have unleashed a three thousand year curse by entering a Pharaoh's tomb.
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Check out this Laundry Room Makeover Finale! Combo laundry/mudroom. You won't believe the Before and After pics of this once dark pit of a room, which was changed mostly with paint. Now it's been transformed into an organized & pretty space! #laundry #mudroom by jill
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jill Check out this Laundry Room Makeover Finale! Combo laundry/mudroom. You won't believe the Before and After pics of this once dark pit of a room, which was changed mostly with paint. Now it's been transformed into an organized & pretty space! #laundry #mudroom
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A butterfly-friendly fountain. Multitiered raised beds and house walls protect this courtyard from breezes. The fountain in the center provides butterflies with a necessary supply of water. (After spilling down the column, it moistens the rocks below before disappearing underground; siphoning water from a puddle beneath wet rocks is a butterfly's preferred way to drink.)  Get three great ideas from this garden by xyz732556
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xyz732556 A butterfly-friendly fountain. Multitiered raised beds and house walls protect this courtyard from breezes. The fountain in the center provides butterflies with a necessary supply of water. (After spilling down the column, it moistens the rocks below before disappearing underground; siphoning water from a puddle beneath wet rocks is a butterfly's preferred way to drink.) Get three great ideas from this garden
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Great kitchen before and after, renovation. Love the awkward space above the fridge turned into a wine rack. by AislingH
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AislingH Great kitchen before and after, renovation. Love the awkward space above the fridge turned into a wine rack.
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Amazing outdoor dining area with fireplace and grill. - Part of the dream backyard! #mosquitomagnet and #dreamyard by penelope
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penelope Amazing outdoor dining area with fireplace and grill. - Part of the dream backyard! #mosquitomagnet and #dreamyard
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DIY water blob was such a HIT at our backyard birthday! Purchase plastic sheeting (from Lowe's) and seal the edges with duct tape...fill with water and poof...you have a fun squishy water blob! I inserted some foam shapes before I sealed the blob...next time I might put glitter and food coloring in the water! by darcy
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darcy DIY water blob was such a HIT at our backyard birthday! Purchase plastic sheeting (from Lowe's) and seal the edges with duct tape...fill with water and poof...you have a fun squishy water blob! I inserted some foam shapes before I sealed the blob...next time I might put glitter and food coloring in the water!
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Great site with tons of DIY before and after pics. by bridgette.jons
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bridgette.jons Great site with tons of DIY before and after pics.
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Dream Garden. Great backyard/patio design with a cozy place to chill. #dreamgarden #cozy #coolbackyard #dreampatio #dreambackyard #garden-ville #gardenville by Selkie~gal
Selkie~gal
Selkie~gal Dream Garden. Great backyard/patio design with a cozy place to chill. #dreamgarden #cozy #coolbackyard #dreampatio #dreambackyard #garden-ville #gardenville
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According to Roman legend, Bacchus, the god of wine, had been insulted by a mortal, and vowed that he would unleash his sacred tigers on the next mortal he passed.  That mortal was a maiden named Amethysta. In order to protect her from Bacchus’ tigers, the  goddess Diana turned her into a quartz statue.  Upon seeing this, Bacchus was so remorseful that he wept tears of wine over the maiden. The grapes from the wine turned the statue of Amethysta by Divonsir Borges
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Divonsir Borges According to Roman legend, Bacchus, the god of wine, had been insulted by a mortal, and vowed that he would unleash his sacred tigers on the next mortal he passed. That mortal was a maiden named Amethysta. In order to protect her from Bacchus’ tigers, the goddess Diana turned her into a quartz statue. Upon seeing this, Bacchus was so remorseful that he wept tears of wine over the maiden. The grapes from the wine turned the statue of Amethysta
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Love the before and after pics! Especially with siblings. by lesley
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lesley Love the before and after pics! Especially with siblings.
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Before and after the heat turned on by claudia
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claudia Before and after the heat turned on
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Restoring teak furniture  What You Need:  Rubber Gloves  Two Brushes  Medium Grit Sandpaper  Soft Bristle Brush or Steel Wool  TSP (a cleaning agent) and a bucket of warm water  Teak Oil  Polyurethane    Instructions:    Clean: If you are dealing with teak turned old and grey you will be surprised at how this step alone will begin to transform your piece. Using a soft bristle brush or steel wool, thoroughly scrub the wood with warm water and a detergent like TSP. This gets rid of the oxidation and dirt that has built up and given the wood its silvery patina. Depending on the state of your teak this step can take quite a while and require some serious arm work. If you're starting out with some really weathered teak you will begin to see some serious transformation here as the wood's true color starts to make its appearance.    Sand: You'll need to get some medium grit sanding blocks and sand your teak by hand to even out the top layer of wood. Try to get the color as even as possible.    Dry Time: If you're like me this is the hardest part. I am so impatient that once I start I just want to keep going till it's finished, but I assure you this step is really important. Your newly cleaned teak needs a few days of drying time so that the oil you will put on in the next step can fully saturate deep into the wood's pores.    Oil: These next two steps are very toxic so make sure you are in a well ventilated area before you start applying these chemicals. Now that the wood is good and dry you are ready to apply the oil. Go get some good quality Teak Oil, a brush and some rubber gloves and lightly brush the oil over all surfaces three times each. You must do this a minimum of four rounds with an hour in-between allowing time for the oil to fully saturate the wood. Apply as many times as needed until you get the desired color of wood.    Seal: At this time your teak should be looking as good as new. After all the work you've put in you may be tempted to call it quits, but you still have one more step. You have only restored the teak's natural oil at this point but haven't protected it from further damage. That's where the polyurethane comes in to seal in the oil and protect the surface. Paint on a few coats and let dry for a few days, and you'll be ready to sit back, relax and enjoy your newly restored Teak furniture.    Store: Going from Los Angeles to Seattle I completely failed to do this step last winter so I thought I would throw it in. I used to live outside and never had to give a second thought to my outdoor furniture so upon moving to this new climate I was a bit stubborn and naive about the correct upkeep. So if you don't live somewhere that has year round summer then you should either cover your furniture or bring it into an unheated garage. I say unheated because temperature changes and excess heat can crack your wood.      MORE TEAK RESTORATION ON APARTMENT THERAPY:  How To Care For Teak Furniture by babyblu3
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babyblu3 Restoring teak furniture What You Need: Rubber Gloves Two Brushes Medium Grit Sandpaper Soft Bristle Brush or Steel Wool TSP (a cleaning agent) and a bucket of warm water Teak Oil Polyurethane Instructions: Clean: If you are dealing with teak turned old and grey you will be surprised at how this step alone will begin to transform your piece. Using a soft bristle brush or steel wool, thoroughly scrub the wood with warm water and a detergent like TSP. This gets rid of the oxidation and dirt that has built up and given the wood its silvery patina. Depending on the state of your teak this step can take quite a while and require some serious arm work. If you're starting out with some really weathered teak you will begin to see some serious transformation here as the wood's true color starts to make its appearance. Sand: You'll need to get some medium grit sanding blocks and sand your teak by hand to even out the top layer of wood. Try to get the color as even as possible. Dry Time: If you're like me this is the hardest part. I am so impatient that once I start I just want to keep going till it's finished, but I assure you this step is really important. Your newly cleaned teak needs a few days of drying time so that the oil you will put on in the next step can fully saturate deep into the wood's pores. Oil: These next two steps are very toxic so make sure you are in a well ventilated area before you start applying these chemicals. Now that the wood is good and dry you are ready to apply the oil. Go get some good quality Teak Oil, a brush and some rubber gloves and lightly brush the oil over all surfaces three times each. You must do this a minimum of four rounds with an hour in-between allowing time for the oil to fully saturate the wood. Apply as many times as needed until you get the desired color of wood. Seal: At this time your teak should be looking as good as new. After all the work you've put in you may be tempted to call it quits, but you still have one more step. You have only restored the teak's natural oil at this point but haven't protected it from further damage. That's where the polyurethane comes in to seal in the oil and protect the surface. Paint on a few coats and let dry for a few days, and you'll be ready to sit back, relax and enjoy your newly restored Teak furniture. Store: Going from Los Angeles to Seattle I completely failed to do this step last winter so I thought I would throw it in. I used to live outside and never had to give a second thought to my outdoor furniture so upon moving to this new climate I was a bit stubborn and naive about the correct upkeep. So if you don't live somewhere that has year round summer then you should either cover your furniture or bring it into an unheated garage. I say unheated because temperature changes and excess heat can crack your wood. MORE TEAK RESTORATION ON APARTMENT THERAPY: How To Care For Teak Furniture
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I love the idea of a cozy seating area with fireplace within the kitchen. by meghan
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meghan I love the idea of a cozy seating area with fireplace within the kitchen.
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Inside the garden shed on the property behind the farmhouse, a utilitarian space has been transformed into a garden hideaway complete with sitting area, woodstove, antique display cabinets for garden trinkets, a potting bench, and a work desk for recording the seasonal changes. The attached greenhouse was salvaged from a local arboretum and restored for use here, and adds to the romantic, cottage garden feel of the white garden just outside, while also separating the orchard and vegetable garde by angela
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angela Inside the garden shed on the property behind the farmhouse, a utilitarian space has been transformed into a garden hideaway complete with sitting area, woodstove, antique display cabinets for garden trinkets, a potting bench, and a work desk for recording the seasonal changes. The attached greenhouse was salvaged from a local arboretum and restored for use here, and adds to the romantic, cottage garden feel of the white garden just outside, while also separating the orchard and vegetable garde
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Dolphins Save Drowning Dog! -  On Marco Island, Florida a group of dolphins came to the aid of a lost Dog that had fallen into a canal and couldn’t get out. The dolphins made so much noise, it attracted the attention of people living nearby, who then rescued the dog. The Dog was believed to have spent 15 hours in the canal water before he was pulled out by fire personnel and reunited with his owner. by sweater girl
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sweater girl Dolphins Save Drowning Dog! - On Marco Island, Florida a group of dolphins came to the aid of a lost Dog that had fallen into a canal and couldn’t get out. The dolphins made so much noise, it attracted the attention of people living nearby, who then rescued the dog. The Dog was believed to have spent 15 hours in the canal water before he was pulled out by fire personnel and reunited with his owner.
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Salvaged sewing cabinet turned into mid-century storage. With before and after photos. by Bruceski
Bruceski
Bruceski Salvaged sewing cabinet turned into mid-century storage. With before and after photos.
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Actor Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones) was stabbed over the weekend in front of a North London Pub, after a passerby made disparaging remarks toward the actor and his lady fair.

Bean confronted the man, who returned later that evening and stabbed the actor with a piece of broken glass and punched him in the face before fleeing the scene. Witnesses claim that Bean refused medical treatment, and instead ordered another drink from by henrietta
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henrietta Actor Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones) was stabbed over the weekend in front of a North London Pub, after a passerby made disparaging remarks toward the actor and his lady fair. Bean confronted the man, who returned later that evening and stabbed the actor with a piece of broken glass and punched him in the face before fleeing the scene. Witnesses claim that Bean refused medical treatment, and instead ordered another drink from
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ICE - A1037553 - - Manhattan TO BE DESTROYED – 06/07/15 A volunteer writes: Handsome Ice was surrendered by his family as they are moving to a non pet friendly building. His resume includes the fact that he’s housetrained, lived with kids ages 5 and younger and is relaxed and tolerant of them, needs time to warm up to strangers, enjoys taking a bath and will even walk into the shower when it’s turned on! Its the “needs to warm up to strangers” th by staci
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staci ICE - A1037553 - - Manhattan TO BE DESTROYED – 06/07/15 A volunteer writes: Handsome Ice was surrendered by his family as they are moving to a non pet friendly building. His resume includes the fact that he’s housetrained, lived with kids ages 5 and younger and is relaxed and tolerant of them, needs time to warm up to strangers, enjoys taking a bath and will even walk into the shower when it’s turned on! Its the “needs to warm up to strangers” th
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Remember reaching into a huge cooler the size of a chest freezer, and pulling out a drink that was dripping with ice cold water, and popping the bottle cap off with the built in bottle opener at the country store? by stefanie
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stefanie Remember reaching into a huge cooler the size of a chest freezer, and pulling out a drink that was dripping with ice cold water, and popping the bottle cap off with the built in bottle opener at the country store?
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Before & After: Box Spring Turned into Table and Chair by claudia
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claudia Before & After: Box Spring Turned into Table and Chair
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Jeremy Shane Temple from Middleton, Ohio, was brought into custody after officers acted on a report that the man was mistreating his dog. But the situation was far worse than everyone had imagined.              Jeremy Shane Temple from Middleton, Ohio, was brought into custody after officers acted on a report that the man was mistrea...  | English Pls sign and share this petition! by carmela
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carmela Jeremy Shane Temple from Middleton, Ohio, was brought into custody after officers acted on a report that the man was mistreating his dog. But the situation was far worse than everyone had imagined. Jeremy Shane Temple from Middleton, Ohio, was brought into custody after officers acted on a report that the man was mistrea... | English Pls sign and share this petition!
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Before and after pics by whalan
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whalan Before and after pics
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Before and after pics by Naghma
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Naghma Before and after pics
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THAT IS AWESOME!~Futon Frame turned into Garden Gate ... Nifty reuse of a structural bed frame, salvaged by a clever DIYer from a neighbour who was throwing it out. The sturdy hinge between the two pieces made it a perfect candidate for a gate. Opens up creative possibilities to upcycle other indoor items outdoors. | The Micro Gardener by proteamundi
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proteamundi THAT IS AWESOME!~Futon Frame turned into Garden Gate ... Nifty reuse of a structural bed frame, salvaged by a clever DIYer from a neighbour who was throwing it out. The sturdy hinge between the two pieces made it a perfect candidate for a gate. Opens up creative possibilities to upcycle other indoor items outdoors. | The Micro Gardener
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Glass plates from Dollar Tree turned into a bright 3-D flower that catches the sun in your garden! by elvira
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elvira Glass plates from Dollar Tree turned into a bright 3-D flower that catches the sun in your garden!
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The Fig House Lounge | Before and After by izabella_farrell
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izabella_farrell The Fig House Lounge | Before and After
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Glass plates from Dollar Tree turned into a bright 3-D flower that catches the sun in your garden!... by elvira
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elvira Glass plates from Dollar Tree turned into a bright 3-D flower that catches the sun in your garden!...
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I used a graham cracker crust. Before I cooked the filling I thought it was way too sweet and vanilla-y, but after being baked it turned by lena
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lena I used a graham cracker crust. Before I cooked the filling I thought it was way too sweet and vanilla-y, but after being baked it turned
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Contemporary and Classic  A beautiful wall with Spanish arches serves as the backdrop for this gorgeous backyard lounge area designed by Jamie Durie.               You Might Also Like...  See more patio designs by Jamie Durie.  Advertisement by Yamahaschen
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Yamahaschen Contemporary and Classic A beautiful wall with Spanish arches serves as the backdrop for this gorgeous backyard lounge area designed by Jamie Durie. You Might Also Like... See more patio designs by Jamie Durie. Advertisement
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