DIY projects! We have built Old World Garden Farms on the cheap by practicing the art of recycle -reuse and repurpose.  

Our goal has always been to show that giving new life to old items can be more than just a savings to your pocketbook – it can look good too. Simply click on the picture for a direct link to each DIY story

Our DIY Projects :

The DIY 2×4 Canning Jar Cabinet – A Beautiful Way To Store Canning Jars & More!

When it came time to build a new Canning Jar Cabinet for our home at the farm, we decided to create something that really celebrated and embraced the beauty and work that goes into the age old art of canning. As in something that just wouldn't store our jars filled with our garden's harvest, but…

How To Ripen Or Dry Fresh-Picked Garden Vegetables With A DIY 2×4 Harvest Rack!

If you are looking for a simple, efficient way to ripen, dry or cure fresh produce coming from your garden, building your own 2x4 harvest rack might just be the ticket! Go into the home of any avid gardener during harvest season, and you will likely encounter vegetables everywhere. And we mean everywhere! Our new…

Home DIY Projects For All – Learning To Build, Save Money, & Have Fun Too!

The last two months have found us marveling at just how many people are discovering the amazing world of at-home DIY projects! In fact, our Gardening and DIY pages on the blog have been over the top busy - with 2 million+ visitors alone in just the last 45 days. Folks from all over the…

How To Build A Pergola With Ease – The Simple Secrets To Success!

If you are looking for a great way to add to big interest and function to your home landscape, make this the year you build your very own pergola. The timeless look of a pergola compliments any style of landscape. All while adding a whole new level of functionality and dimension to your outdoor space.…

How To Create A Great DIY Workshop On A Budget – The Tools You Need!

In spite of what many think, you don’t need a huge space filled with a lot of expensive tools to have a great DIY home workshop. In fact, you don't need an actual workshop space at all! On our little farm, our “workshop” can be found almost anywhere. In the barn, garage, garden - or…

DIY Christmas Gift Projects – Creating Gifts From Your Hands & Heart!

Nothing is more exciting than being on either side of a DIY Christmas gift. Whether giving, or receiving! There is something so unique and special about a homemade Christmas gift. Making a gift not only takes precious time, but a lot of thought and planning as well. For years, we have tried to always create…

The One Measuring Tool Every Diy’er Needs – The Amazing Contour Gauge!

I can honestly say, that up until about 6 months ago, I had never heard of a contour gauge. And then, one day, I happened to see a little video ad about this inexpensive measuring tool while scrolling on my phone. At the least, I was certainly intrigued. When it comes to new tools, especially…

The DIY Garden House Structure, An Outdoor Space With Old Barn Appeal

So you might be asking yourself, what exactly is a DIY Garden House Structure? Is it a pergola? A pavilion? An outdoor living room? Well, to be completely honest, it is a little bit of all those. And, a whole lot more! Our very first (but not our last) garden structure being built at the…

How To Build An Inexpensive DIY Cold Frame From Recycled Windows

With just a few reclaimed or recycled windows, you can start growing vegetables long after summer is over with your own inexpensive DIY cold frame! Cold frames are the perfect answer for those wanting to grow fresh veggies beyond the traditional growing season. In fact, in some areas, they can keep fresh greens on the…

DIY – How To Turn A Garage Into A Studio Apartment With Shiplap & Metal

If there is one project at the farm that was high on our list of "must-complete" this summer, it was turning the unused space in our garage into a larger, full-functioning small studio apartment. And finally, after a flurry of DIY activity over the last month, we can check it off the list! When we…

How To Stain A Deck To Last – 4 Big Tips To Success!

For many, there is no more daunting chore than painting or staining their deck or porch. But it certainly is a must when it comes to keeping a home looking neat and tidy! With a wood house and back porch, and a wood garage, barn, pavilion, chicken coop and cabin - you can say we…

2×4 DIY Patio Table And Chair Set – Attractive, Durable And Inexpensive!

The challenge was simple - create an easy-to-build DIY patio table and chair set that is attractive, sturdy, durable, and most importantly - inexpensive! That little challenge was sent in about a month back from Charlie, a long-time follower of our blog from Maine. Charlie had built our 2 x 4 DIY Adirondack Chairs last…

The Perfect DIY Potting Bench – Strong, Elegant And Easy To Make!

When it comes to creating a great space for potting your favorite flowers and plants, we have you covered with today's project - our DIY potting bench! For starters, this attractive bench is strong, durable and extremely functional. In fact, it's part potting bench, craft table, work bench and storage shelf - all rolled into…

The Perfect DIY Small Flock Chicken Coop! Strong, Elegant & Inexpensive

If you are looking to create a coop to raise a few backyard chickens, this DIY small flock chicken coop is the perfect answer. Depending on the breed raised, it has plenty of room for flocks of 6 to 10 chickens. And, it has a lot of options for the backyard chicken owner! With an…

The 2×4 DIY Adirondack Bench – Perfect Seating For Two!

The 2x4 DIY Adirondack Bench - a perfect solution for creating beautiful, comfortable, durable - and most importantly - inexpensive outdoor seating for 2. What better way to shed the winter blues than with a little indoor woodworking project. Especially if it helps to prepare for the upcoming outdoor summer season! The completed 2x4 DIY…

DIY Seed Starting Stand – From 2×4’s! Start Plants Easily Indoors

We would be hard pressed to find something that has saved more on our garden budget than our DIY seed starting stand. Flowers and vegetable plants are extremely expensive to purchase. Especially if you are growing a large garden. Or planting a lot of flowers. A few of our ornamental pepper seedlings growing on our…
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