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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 :

How To Lower Heating Bills – 5 Simple Tips That Save Big Money!

Looking for a few simple and effective ways to help lower your heating bills this winter? It's no secret that energy prices are on the rise. In fact, this winter is expected to be a record breaker when it comes to the cost of heating our living spaces. Although there is little anyone can do…

How To Build A Barndominium From Start To Finish! – With Video Tour

So just how easy is it to build a barndominium? And how much design and work goes into the entire process? Those are the questions we hope to answer with today's start to finish look at our barndominium project at Old World Garden Farms. It's hard to believe, but after nine and a half months…

How To Purify Water At Home – Using Rainwater To Run Our Farm!

Purifying your water at home is a great way to ensure your drinking water is free of harmful contaminants and impurities, whether you have a well, city water, or use rainwater. It’s also a good idea when you don’t have access to clean water at home, or when camping or in an emergency. For us,…

How To Build A Pulley Clothesline – An Incredible Way To Dry Clothes & Save!

If you are looking for a great way to save on your budget and have incredibly clean, fresh and wondrous smelling clothes - installing your very own backyard pulley clothesline is the perfect answer! There is truly something sensational about the smell and feel of clothes hung outdoors in the air to dry. You know…

The 5 Secrets To Staining A Deck – How To Paint Or Stain A Deck To Last!

Are you looking to stain or paint your deck this year and actually have it last for more than just a season or two? There is little doubt that for most home owners, the chore of staining or painting their deck isn't one that brings a lot of excitement, joy or happiness. Especially when the…

3 Tier Planter Box – How To Create The Perfect Vertical DIY Patio Planter!

If you are looking a unique and fun way to grow and display herbs, flowers and even small vegetable plants on your patio, deck or porch, our new 3 tier, DIY vertical planter box plans might be just the ticket! Vertical planters have become quite popular over the past few years. Not only do they…

How To Acid Stain Concrete Floors – Create Amazing Low Maintenance Floors With Style!

If you are looking to turn a drab concrete floor into a beautiful, elegant and durable finished surface - using acid stain is the answer! Not only can the look be absolutely stunning, it can also save you thousands of dollars in flooring costs. Even better, once created, it forms an extremely tough and nearly…

How To Build DIY Patio Furniture – Create Comfy, Strong Furniture & Save!

If you are looking to outfit your back deck, patio or outdoor area with some new furniture this year, you might want to seriously think about building your own DIY patio furniture. As you will see below, not only can you create sturdy, beautiful, comfortable and long lasting furniture - you can also save an…

Board & Batten Metal Siding – An Amazing New Way To Create A Beautiful, No Care Exterior!

Where has board & batten metal siding been all of our lives?! If you are thinking about building or remodeling a home, garage, barn - or even a barndominium, board and batten metal siding is worth a look! When faced with covering the exterior of our barndominium at the farm, we looked at just about…

How To Build A Garden Fence To Keep Animals Out – 5 Simple Secrets To Success!

Looking to build a garden fence that will keep animals out - and your vegetables and flowers safe from attack? There is nothing more frustrating than losing vibrant, healthy plants to pests. One day your green bean and tomato plants are growing beautifully with a big harvest in sight - and in the blink of…

How To Heat A House Cheap! A Look At On Demand Radiant Floor Heat

If you are looking for an incredible way to heat your house, garage, barn or outbuilding on the cheap - today's article about on demand radiant floor heat is right up your alley. Especially if you happen to be building or remodeling in the near future! We had our first experience with an on demand…

How To Install Shiplap – The Secrets To Creating Beautiful Walls With Shiplap

So just how easy is it to install shiplap in your home, garage or basement? It's actually easier than you might ever imagine. And can it ever create an amazingly beautiful look! Whether creating a beautiful accent wall for a room, covering a ceiling, or revamping an entire garage or basement to create a whole…

Building A Barndominium – Creating A Unique Home In A Classic Barn Style

Without really ever intending to do so, I think we are somehow smack in the middle of building our very first barndominium ever. And it's safe to say, we couldn't be more excited! ***(Be sure to check out our free pdf download link of the plan near the end of the article. The plan includes…

Building A Whiskey Barrel Wall – How To Create An Incredible Accent Wall!

Who knew you could create an amazingly unique, attractive and stunning accent wall for next to nothing - all by simply recycling old whiskey barrels and lids! After we finally completed the iron and wood stair railing project at our old farmhouse last summer, we knew we needed a different look for the main stair…

How To Build An Amazing DIY Fire Pit – Without Breaking The Bank!

You might be surprised at just how easy it can be to build your very own incredible, low-cost diy fire pit in your backyard. And, just how multi-functional it can be for events with family and friends! One of the very first tasks we tackled when we started to build our original farm some 11…

The Most Unique DIY Trestle Picnic Table Ever! Strong, Sturdy & Beautiful

If you are looking for an outdoor table that is strong, elegant, and incredibly easy to make - our new trestle-base DIY picnic table is the project for you! This unique table really is an entirely new take on the common, boring old picnic table. One that's not only functional, but extremely economical to create.…
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