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 :

Shiplap Vs. Drywall – 4 Great Reasons To Use Shiplap In Your Home

When it comes to using shiplap vs. drywall in the home, for us, shiplap always win out! When we built our home at the farm last year, we wanted to use natural materials whenever possible.…

5 Simple Pre-Winter Home Tasks That Can Save Money and Headaches!

Sad to say, but Ol' Man Winter is just around the corner! And with it, of course, comes fierce winds, heavy snow, slippery ice and frigid temperatures. Not only can those conditions be hard on you, they can be damaging and costly to your home. So while you are prepping by pulling those sweatshirts, sweaters…

DIY Sawhorse Farm Table – One Incredibly Cool, Inexpensive Farm Table!

Sometimes, necessity and fate have a way of coming together, and in the case of our DIY Sawhorse Farm Table, it couldn't be more true. After hosting our first farm to table event this past summer, we knew we wanted to make the dinners a regular…

Homemade Sawhorse Plans – Simple, Cheap And Perfect For Every DIY’er!

Every homeowner and DIY'er needs a great pair of sawhorses for projects, and with these easy to follow homemade sawhorse plans, you can make 2 great looking sawhorses on the cheap, with just a few 2 x 4's and a single 2 x 6!  There are simply thousands…

Essential DIY Tools – Creating A Great Home Workshop On A Budget!

The Essential DIY tools needed to create a great home workshop. In spite of what many think, you don't need a big home workshop filled with expensive tools to create and build the projects you dream up. A few…

DIY Outdoor Living – Completed Kitchen, Pizza Oven and Pavilion Photos!

For us, it was the ultimate DIY outdoor living project. It was also a project that took nearly the whole spring and summer to finish. But with a little work every chance we could get - our DIY outdoor living…

2×4 DIY Adirondack Chair – Perfect For The Patio, Backyard Or Fire Pit!

If you are looking for the perfect outdoor chair for your pool, campfire, fire pit, or cabin retreat, this inexpensive, easy-to-make 2x4 DIY Adirondack chair is for you! It can be made easily in under 2 hours…

The DIY Open Fire Cooking Bar – A Simple Solution For Fire Pit Cooking!

If you have a backyard fire pit, campfire or bonfire area, then the open fire cooking bar needs to be in your future! It's simple, inexpensive, and can be made with just a few tools in about 20 minutes! The open fire cooking bar in place with a pot of soup! Nothing quite says Fall…

The Building Of The Wood Fired Brick Pizza Oven – Part 2

We can almost taste the first pizza from our wood-fired brick pizza oven right now! Well, almost. As we head into weekend #5 of the building process, this…

Creating A DIY Paver Patio – 5 Big Keys To A Successful Project

Whether it’s a patio or a sitting area tucked away in the corner of your yard, a DIY paver patio can add visual interest and beauty to your landscape. In addition to their great look, they also have big advantages over using concrete.…

Creating An Inexpensive DIY Outdoor Pizza Oven – Wood Fired Cooking!

The DIY Outdoor Pizza Oven Project. Trying our hand at building a little outdoor living fun. Sometimes, you simply have to take a risk and try your hand at something you haven't the slightest idea how to do. And when it…

The Farmhouse Porch Is Complete! Creating Homemade Porch Railings From Rebar

Who knew creating homemade porch railings could be so easy? I guess we've never been ones to stay traditional. So when it came time to put deck railings on the back porch of the Simple House, we certainly didn't want to install ordinary…

How To Acid Stain Concrete Floors, Patios or Basements In 4 Simple Steps

Ever since publishing an article last summer about using acid stain on the concrete floors in our Simple House, we have been bombarded with requests for more information. So today, we thought we would take you through the entire process step by step. What a difference acid stain makes. You can…

How To Easily Collect Rainwater To Water Your Garden, Flowers and Landscape!

Creating A Simple, Inexpensive Way To Collect Rainwater When we first started our little "farm" back in 2010, we had little to work with. No house, no electricity, and no on-site well for water. So when it came to planting our first garden, we needed to come up with a way to water all of our…

Building With Shiplap – How To Use Shiplap To Build Anything!

When it comes to building with shiplap, the sky really is the limit! This incredible wood can be used for so much more than just great looking walls. It is actually the perfect wood for DIY'ers looking to build nearly any type of project. In…

The Simple House Construction Budget – The Cost To Downsize

"What was the simple house construction budget for your home at the farm?"  "Did it really save you money?" Ever since starting our Simple House Project series on the blog, questions like those find their way into our inbox nearly every day.  So do a mountain of other questions about downsizing, growing our own food, canning,…