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 :

5 Simple Winter Home Tips To Lower Bills And Keep Your House Warmer!

Its time to get that house or apartment prepared for the cold with a few great winter home tips! Whether you want it to come or not, winter is just around the corner. That means everything from snow, ice and wind - to frigid temperatures that can chill to the bone. If that isn't enough…

The Mini Cabin Floor Plan – 140 Square Feet Of Simple, Off-Grid Living!

Our shed has arrived - and its time to turn our mini cabin floor plan vision into reality! This past week, our friends at Weaver Barns delivered the shed that will soon become a tiny guest house cabin at the farm. The 10' x 14 'Highland shed served as a display model for the past…

The Grain BinZebo – One Incredibly Cool Recycled Outdoor Living Space!

So if you have never heard of a Grain BinZebo - you are about to now! A Grain BinZebo is an outdoor living space constructed from a recycled grain bin or corn crib. Not only do they look incredibly unique, they are an excellent way to re-purpose old farm structures that are no longer in…

The Ultimate DIY Outdoor Chairs- Durable, Comfortable and Inexpensive!

It has been exactly one year since we built our DIY Outdoor Chairs at the farm. And all we can say is we wish we had built them 5 years ago! They have simply been the most comfortable and durable chairs we have ever had outdoors at the farm. So much so, that we have…

How To Easily Install Metal Panels For Walls, Ceilings, Porches And More!

You might be surprised just how easy it is to install metal panels - and how incredible they can look anywhere in your home! Long gone are the days of using metal for covering only the roof or exterior sides of barns. Now, the clean look of metal can be used all over the home. …

Installing Shiplap With Ease – The Secrets To DIY Shiplap Success!

With just a few simple hints, tips and tricks, installing shiplap is a breeze. Not only does it look great, but it can be a huge savings to the bottom line of nearly any home DIY project! We have used shiplap in nearly all of the structures at our farm. It is in our home,…

How To Build A DIY Pergola – Create An Amazing Outdoor Living Area!

When it comes to creating an outdoor living space that adds instant beauty, it's hard to beat a DIY pergola! Mid to late summer is the perfect time to tackle an outdoor project. Especially one that can create an outdoor entertaining and dining space like a DIY pergola. And, by building now, it gives you…

How To Make Homemade Concrete Countertops For Outdoor Kitchens

You might be surprised just how inexpensive and simple it is to build homemade concrete countertops! The just poured homemade concrete countertop around the form. We have completed 3 concrete countertop projects in the last 6 years at the farm. Two for outdoor kitchen areas, and one as an interior top for a wine rack.…

Outdoor Lighting – Lighting Up Your Landscape Beautifully On A Budget

Nothing can be more relaxing, inviting and enjoyable than an evening spent outdoors, especially one surrounded by beautiful outdoor lighting. It is amazing how much a little illumination can do to create a whole new feel to your backyard. The LED Edison bulb string lights under the pavilion,. In the past few years, we installed…

Homemade Wood Fired Pizza Night – A Pizza Experience Like No Other!

One of our all-time favorite and most rewarding DIY projects was the building of our homemade wood fired pizza oven. We get questions quite often about the whole process, from making the oven to making the pizza. So we thought we might answer a few of those questions with today's article. …

How To Build Homemade Potato Crates – Potato Growing Made Easy!

When it comes to growing potatoes with ease, nothing works like homemade potato crates! In fact, it is the only method we use to grow our entire crop, And that includes sweet potatoes, in addition to our regular potatoes. It's simple, inexpensive, weed-free,…

Building A Classic Arbor – Adding DIY Beauty To The Landscape

Creating a classic arbor for the entrance to the garden has been on our to-do for a long time. In fact, ever since we first fenced in the garden back in 2013, we knew it wouldn't truly be complete without an arbor to grace the path into the garden area. We used strong sturdy and…

3 Great DIY Projects To Create A Beautiful Low-Cost Outdoor Living Space

There is nothing quite like creating a beautiful outdoor living space to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Especially one that doesn't cost a fortune. Nothing can complete an outdoor space like a pergola! Whether it is a place to grill, cook and enjoy a delicious meal, a fire pit area, or a simple space…

Live Edge Wood – Creating With Natural Wood Slabs – A DIY’ers Dream!

There is nothing more beautiful than a piece of live edge wood. The random lines of exposed wood grain and the natural edge, along with the brilliant colors of the wood make it seem like it could nearly come back to life. There is a simple natural beauty in live edge…

Creating DIY Vintage Wooden Signs From Shiplap – Save Big!

There is nothing hotter right now than the look of vintage wooden signs. Whether it is a classic "Fresh Eggs", "General Store", or an old store sign, vintage wooden signs add a great touch to nearly any decor! Especially ones that have authentic…

Using Barn Doors Inside – The Beauty And Function Of Interior Barn Doors!

The beauty, function and practical uses for interior barn doors are catching on like never before! Interior barn doors bring so much more to a home design than simple, old-fashioned rustic appeal. They are perfect…