death star fire pit

Aren’t grandparents the best?! My grandmother is amazing and oh so crafty! What does she create? Dollhouses! Mine won 5 ribbons at the county and state fair before she turned it over to me. (Judges choice baby!) The sad thing about my 3 story, Victorian era, fully electric dollhouse is that I didn’t get it until I was 17! It would have been too pretty to play with anyways. It has a player piano, a conservatory with black and white tile, and pictures of my family miniaturized in the hall. Swoon. But enough about my Grandma…Ready to meet the world’s most amazing Grandpa?

I’m not the only one with amazing relatives. This 84 year-old grandpa made a Death Star shaped fire pit for his grandchildren. I can’t even imagine how long it took! This retired welder took the ends of propane welding tanks and went crazy with ‘em. I am blown away by how cool this looks lit up. Where can I get one?! This will definitely last even longer than my dollhouse!

Besides this Death Star, Serenity Health And Home Decor, has some of the most creative firepits. They feature amazing artists’ and the fabulous creations they come up with. The ‘3rd Rock From The Sun’ and ‘Dragon’ are my favorites. Fine them all here

Find the full article from Awesome Inventions here…

Awesome Inventions: Death Star Firepit

DIY Patio Table With Built-In Beer/Wine Coolers

Ohhh Honey…where are the power tools? It’s time to break them out! I found an amazing DIY and not just pictures from Domesticated Engineer. They included a list of materials, measurements, tools, and the honest upfront cost of $226. I am so happy! This table has the option of a built in cooler and that is so much better that a cooler all the time. Sometimes you just need more room for goodies that drinks.

Be sure to give yourself sometime for this table and have fun with it. I don’t think you should do it the day before the family BBQ or you all might be sitting on the grass. Most stains take at least a day to dry and oils another after that. Some people have suggested galvanized planters instead of plastic and that might be something to consider to save the hassle of replacing them as often. Brilliant! If you’re looking for more more patio idea you should check out the ones here.

Here’s the link to Domesticated Engineer’s tutorial: Domesticated Engineer: DIY Patio Table With Built-In Beer/Wine Coolers

lattice privacy tutorial2

I am in luuuuuv with this! I most definitely have some eye sores that need to be hidden away from the public and Four Generations One Roof has just the thing! I love projects that are affordable and simple to make! This tutorial is easy to follow and I am happy to feature it here today.

Find out how to build your own here…

FourGenerationsOneRoof – How To Build A Lattice Privacy Screen On A Budget (Tutorial)

Image Credit: fourgenerationsoneroof.com

14 Awesome DIY Fire Pit Ideas

Do-It-Yourself. Three of my favorite words. Two of my other favorite words? Fire Pits! That must be why I love this roundup from Curbly. There are 14 creative DIY fire pit ideas that will get your heart ‘a racin’. Woot! They are gorgeous and perfect for marshmallow toasting. I can’t think of a better place to be on a summer evening with friends and family.

See all 14 here…

Curbly – 14 Fire Pits You Can Make Yourself

Image Credit: curbly.com

bucket stool

In need of a cheap and easy DIY? I am! And this is it! It will be a fun way to use up the leftover cement from your last project. (If there isn’t any in the garage, you can grab a bag of concrete for $10). Hometalk has a great tutorial that I am happy to feature here today. These stools will look great outdoors in the garden or patio.

The “after”…

bucket stool after

See the full tutorial and more “AFTER” photos here…

HomeTalk – Cheap And Easy “Rustic” Bucket Stool

Image Credit: hometalk.com