Before & after pics of the backyard that was turned from flat turf into a cozy patio with fireplace, shower, lounge area, and water garden
For the garden
A boring, bare patio turned into a gorgeous outdoor entertaining area! See the incredible before and after of this beautiful patio makeover!
For the garden
Covered lounge area of patio with fireplace and seating
Do remember our post about the vintage watering can that was turned into a shower fixture? (It’s here, if you want to check it out.) The blog — The Cozy Old Farmhouse — that shared that repurposing idea also features these lights made from trash can lids and Mason jars. Something like this could be a DIY project for many of us. What do you think of this creative reuse?
For the tots
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
Waterfall that turns red : Cameron Falls, Alberta, Canada A lucky photographer captured the image of a lifetime - shooting the incredibly rare moment a waterfall turned tomato soup red. The phenomenom was caused by the high levels of rain washing a red coloured sediment called argolite from the rocks and into the water.
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
Recipes to Try
This is a backyard that is simple, but nicely landscaped with a patio, lawn area, and planting beds. Everything here is in scale and not overcrowded, not too much. Overdoing it in a garden is something that is easy to forget - until we are slogging around in the backyard with a bobcat and wondering where that big hole came from - not that anything like that has ever happened around here! ~EBM
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.
Great kitchen before and after, renovation. Love the awkward space above the fridge turned into a wine rack.
Metatron's Cube. We read in the Bible that Enoch was the sixth patriarch after Adam and that he lived 365 years (the number of days in a solar year on earth) before he was transported to heaven. Kabbalistic legend tells us that he was transmuted into Archangel Metatron, as in Metatron's Cube. That is, Enoch is the 7th Patriarch (as in 7 spheres) and is associated with the sun; and Metatron's Cube is Enoch's Cube.
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
You will not believe these amazing before and after photos of our favorite garden makeovers. Get inspired by these brilliant landscaping ideas that will help turn your backyard into a garden oasis. Many of these ideas can even be done on a budget.
Having a slope in your front or backyard can be a good thing for your gardening plans! Tame that slope with our simple landscaping ideas that incorporate a slope into your gardening and landscaping. Building a retaining wall, using the slope to display a container garden or creating a water feature are just a few of our ideas.
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!
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
Lilith, said to be Adam's first wife. Some writings say that she was sexually dominant and wanted to be on top during sex. She was banished and punished for this and turned into a demon. She was feared and accused of killing new born babies, this is where the mobile above a babies crib comes from, it was to protect them from Lilith.
9/11 - The floor of the Brooks Brothers shop near the World Trade Center was littered with debris after the Twin Towers collapsed. The store was turned into a temporary morgue.
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Backyard Never Land: "We had a woodcut Skull Rock, turned our play structure into Captain Hook's ship, had a water table as our Mermaid Lagoon, made an official teepee Indian camp, created a tarped-out Crocodile Creek (with a blow-up croc!), and improvised with a Peter Pan and the Lost Boy's Pub (the kids' eating area)," Kenna says. Source: Miss Party Mom
Before and After - Dining Hutch turned into two pieces of furniture
Salvaged sewing cabinet turned into mid-century storage. With before and after photos.
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
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