DIY projects

Pebble Mosaic Walkways

October 02, 2013
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The design trend away from solid concrete to permeable walking surfaces has opened the door to fresh paving options. Smaller homes and yards make it possible to explore alternative, sometimes truly unique surfaces without breaking the budget. One of the most exciting is pebble mosaics, which utilize naturally rounded stones in various colors to create patterns and images. This technique predated Roman mosaics by a thousand years.

Recycled Swank: Building with Bottles

September 11, 2013
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Inspired by ghost town bottle houses, the newest old idea in the modern landscape is building with bottles instead of recycling them.  One of the most doable ideas is creating built in seatwalls.  These are freestanding bottle walls that top out at about 18 inches tall, with bottles laid in mortar just like masonry units.  This contemporary example not only demonstrates how tidy bottle work looks in the garden setting, this one is a carefully though out design.  First they utilized only identical cobalt blue bottles.  This allows them to be stacked as shown here, wi

D.I.Y. Your Own Portable Outdoor Kitchen

July 22, 2012
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So it's twenty degrees here in New York, but we're still dreaming of warmer days to come. And we are digging these free PDF plans to build your own portable outdoor kitchen from Studiomama—we can see this being the perfect companion to an outdoor pizza grill.

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