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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 :

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 Create A Small Cabin With Big Space – The Frontier Cabin Project!

One of the most exciting projects at our new farm is the building of our Frontier cabin - and even though it has just 524 square feet of living space, you might be surprised at how this small cabin has everything you need to live big! When we were designing the layout of the new…

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.…

How To Turn A Backyard Shed Into A DIY Cabin – Simple Living At Its Best!

You might be surprised just how easy and affordable it can be to turn a traditional backyard shed into an amazing DIY tiny cabin. And - how much fun you can have with the entire process! Our latest project on the farm, turning a shed into little cabin and shower house. With so many shed…

DIY Raised Bed Garden Boxes – Strong, Beautiful, And Easy To Build!

If you are looking for a way to add gardening space without having a "traditional" garden, these inexpensive, easy to make DIY Raised Bed Garden Boxes are the answer! Created easily from ordinary 2x4 and 2x6 lumber, these attractive beds look great anywhere. Even better, at 3' wide x 6' long x 18" deep, they…

How To Create A Beautiful DIY Wine Rack With Ease – The Perfect Homemade Gift For Friends, Family – Or You!

Of all of the Home & Garden projects we've created and featured on the blog over the years, there is little doubt that our DIY wine racks have been one of the more popular. Especially each year as the holiday season rolls around, and folks look to make that "perfect" homemade gift for someone special.…
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