Three Cheap & Easy DIYs You Can Build in an Afternoon

Spring is in the air! It makes you want to dance, doesn't it?? Here are three cheap and easy do-it-yourself projects for the spring and summer garden. Clean up the yard AND make it prettier at the same time!  



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Build a mini shed to hide your garbage cans or store your gardening tools.


Haven't you always wanted a greenhouse?  Here's one that fits anywhere - even a balcony!  Start your seeds, grow tomatoes or a herb garden.  Fresh is best!!


Make gardening or entertaining outdoors easier - here's a cute potting bench that doubles as a buffet for the outdoors


Each of these projects took me less than an afternoon to put together.  
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If you'd like some tips on how to do your landscaping without spending a fortune, here are my very best tips:


Happy Gardening!



With a small budget, big dreams and a love of a challenge, Anne blogs about renovating and decorating her tiny 1930s bungalow. A self-taught artist and professed power tool lover, she enjoys writing, gardening, photography, nature and diy'ing. And she's never met a dumpster she didn’t want to root through! Come along for the ride!!

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32 comments:

  1. Awesome ideas and yes, I have always wanted a green house! I've gotta check that one out!

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  2. Great ideas and you did a wonderful job on all your projects. I love that little $30 shed.

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  3. Great post Anne, I especially liked the gardening tips. I spent all day yesterday putting together a new garden shed. I don't have a garage and my main shed was so crowded with all my garden and lawn tools and supplies along with all my wood cutting tools and project supplies I can hardly move. So today I'll be working on filling up my new garden shed and this spring and summer I'll be working on landscaping projects for my yard.

    Tania

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  4. I love that greenhouse... On my to-do list (it has number 1053): I need old windows.

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  5. All 3 items are very nice looking and would be a wonderful addition. So nice to be thinking about gardening projects again. Thank you for sharing. :)

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    1. Yes it is nice, isn't it? Thank you for visiting!

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  6. This is such a great collection of your posts, Anne--lots of good information here. I really want to put a potting bench together this year, and I like the idea of your little shed for hiding the garbage/recycling cans..

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  7. Yay spring!! I love all three, any one of these would be a very welcomed addition to my yard.

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  8. Hey there! I found you on The Chicken Chick's blog hop. I am hosting Mostly Homemade Mondays, and want to invite you over to link up! I think you would fit in with us perfectly :) Join us: http://www.thesustainablecouple.com/2014/04/mostly-homemade-mondays-week-75.html

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  9. Pinned and pinned - love your tutorials. These are great, and cute too. -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com
    link party, Tue-Fri, weekly

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  10. Isn't it fantastic to be able to start thinking about Spring projects! I love the three that you have shared... all your ideas are wonderful... I can't wait to see what you share this year to inspire us! Have a wonderful day.
    Cynthia

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  11. Someday I'm going to have a potting bench! Yours is lovely!!!

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  12. I love the balcony sized greenhouse - that's genius! And I really love the dual purposing of the potting bench - I have one my Dad made for me, and I never thought to double it for a buffet. That's a great summer plan!!!

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  13. Oh there are those fabulous projects!...and what is most impressive is that they are all beautifully handmade by you!....the best of both, beauty and function!!!

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  14. Oh Anne. You know I love everything you do!!

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  15. Wow Anne, I like all 3 but I must say your greenhouse really caught my eye! Nice job my friend, you have such great vision and you're not afraid to jump right in. Less than an afternoon to put together each one, hey? You rock.

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  16. I love all three projects, but I have to say your mini greenhouse gets me every time! It's just so cute and creative and pretty :-)

    Yay for Spring! :-D

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  17. Lots of great ideas here. I have the perfect spot for your potting bench!

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  18. Soooo beautiful Anne - especially love that green house - you're such a genius !
    I couldn't do it - and I really mean that - so don't tell me that I could LOL ( but I could paint them when they're finished )
    XOXO

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  19. I LOVE that greenhouse! So pretty. I wish we had a space for one, although I'd probably still end up killing everything inside with this lovely brown thumb of mine!

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    1. Thanks Kat! (and I'm sure you could grow something in it!)
      xox

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  20. I am just itching to get at making a potting bench. I have an old headboard that I want to use. Hopefully I can get to it after I get the garden cleaned up a bit. Have a wonderful weekend Anne!

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  21. What great ideas you have especially now that spring has sprung. I love the potting bench.


    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  22. Just getting a little caught up in my blog reading, brilliant DIY projects and doable! Love, love your home office, I think odds and ends rooms are the best rooms in the house!

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  23. All great ideas! I'm am so so so happy that spring has finally sprung here in Oklahoma. xoxo

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  24. These projects are, of course, fantastic! I WANT that mini greenhouse!

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  25. Very Cute! Love the potting shed! Your paint color choice is great too. I would love to invite you to stop by my new updated blog sometime too:) Carrie - Curate & Co. http://www.curatebycarriecorson.com/

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  26. Your DIY's are not only cheap & easy, they're pretty, too. Love your front porch, Anne. Beautiful. ~ Nancy

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  27. These are wonderful! I pinned them to my DIY projects board. Thank you for the inspiration! And thanks for joining Grace at Home--I'm featuring you this week!

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