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It’s basically the Midas touch in a spray can!
Spray painting has become somewhat of a trend in home remodeling. So if you’re wanting to spruce up your home on a budget, why not give it a go? You can easily turn trash to treasure with just a spray can and little bit of effort. Sounds like fun doesn’t it?
Here are 17 brilliant spray paint ideas that can make your stuff look more expensive, without breaking the bank.
1. Modernize cheap terra cotta pots by spraying two coats of Krylon metallic spray paint.
2. Turn former diced-tomato cans into a gorgeous copper tin can planters.
3. Grab old pottery from thrift stores and give them that much-needed makeover with spray paint.
4. Cut out a “hello” stencil and spray paint it onto your door mat/rug. Have fun and experiment with your own color and style.
5. Pick out a branch from your back yard and give it a couple coatings of metallic copper spray paint. Then place it in a tall glass vase.
6. Remodel your bathroom by giving your faucet a face lift.
Get the full tutorial here.
7. Splash Your Candelabra with A Lemony Color. It is the perfect shade of dark butter yellow.
8. Grab these vases for less than a tenner and turn them into stunning copper-dipped vases.
To learn how to make these, visit homeyohmy.com.
10. The contrast of the high gloss shellacked paint next to the matte terra-cotta is amazing!
Find how to make a color-block terracotta pot at witandwhistle.com.
11. Upgrade your boring brass light fixtures for less than $5. Full tutorial here.
12. Spray paint old brass door knobs. Get the full tutorial on how to spray paint door knobs here.
13. Add a splash of colors to liven up your backyard or garden.
14. Use spray paint to update a vintage fan and bring an old-school (yet trendy) look to your home or office.
15. Transform an old glass container into a beautiful piece using gold spray paint.
Find out how to spruce up an old glass container or vase into a golden masterpiece here.
16. A beautiful new ceiling fan upgrade that only costs $6 for the spray paint. Full story here.
17. Do you have an old vinyl chair lying around? If so, grab a spray can and follow how Jenny gave new life to her old, ugly chair. Full instructions here.
Growing your own vegetable garden in your backyard is a satisfying way of growing your own produce. Making the most of the space you have available is key to maximizing the abundance of what you grow.
Whether you live in the countryside, in the city, or in the suburbs; you can enjoy homegrown vegetables.
In this post, we present you 17 fantastic ways to style your own vegetable garden that is brimming with homegrown goodness.
1. Hanging Gutter Garden
Save money and take advantage of the vertical spaces you have around your home by growing a stylish gutter garden. See the full tutorial here.
2. Six Raised Beds in a Small Space
Each one measures 1m x 2.4m. These raised-bed gardens are perfect for small spaces.
3. The Magnificent “Potager” Garden
Use 2×12 for the square boxes and 2×10 for the long rectangular boxes. Also, metal troughs are used as containers for the vegetable garden. See here for the full tutorial.
4. Raised Beds with Permanent Trellising for Climbers
The built-in trellis panel is an effective way to lend support to vining vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peas and beans, melons and more.
5. The Amazing Spiral Herb Garden
These spiral-styled gardens work best for those with limited space. Click here to see more amazing examples.
6. Galvanized Trough Turned Into a Herb Garden
A fun way to design a casual herb garden is by using galvanized troughs as planters. This idea is especially beneficial for those with back problems. You just need a stool to sit on while doing your gardening.
7. Tunnel Garden Trellis
Look how well the bean plants cover the frame. Build a bean tunnel for your climbing beans (via wahsegavalleyfarm).
8. Use Repurposed Cobblestones to Build a Series of Raised Garden Beds
Add water to a galvanized trough and place in the center of the garden for easy watering. The gravel paths make for easy maintenance and access to the beds.
9. Build Teepees to Yield the Best Harvesting and Make Maintenance Easier
Use about 6 bamboo poles that are at-least 7 feet tall and tie them at the top. Scarlet red runner beans are perfect for these teepee structures.
10. Stunning Raised Flagstone Garden Beds
You will need at least 2-3 pallet loads of flagstones to build this wonderful raised bed garden. For the full tutorial visit paintspeckledpawprints.net.
11. Build a Decent Sized Fenced-In Garden
You will never have to worry about animal or pet disturbance with this fenced-in vegetable garden. This 576-square-foot plot can easily produce veggies for a family of four.
12. Vertical Wire for a Garden Trellis
The vertical wire is a great option for those who love vertical trellis growing in a small backyard.
13. Build Your Own Brick Garden Pathways
No more weeding headaches after building this brick pathway. Bricks come in all different colors and sizes; try experimenting with various kinds to suit your own style.
14. Lay Some Concrete Bricks to Form a Garden Bed
This is a very simple and effective way to organize a vegetable garden.
15. Amazing Staircase Pallet Planter Garden
Have spare wooden pallets lying around the house? Get creative and build a staircase-style planter. This will surely impress your family and friends when they visit.
16. Inspiring DIY Pallet Planter
17. Modern-Style Vertical Vegetable Garden
This modern-style garden project will work in any given space. The best part is, it’s very easy to make. To get the full tutorial, visit manmadediy.com here.
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Ginger is a great herb to grow inside – this is the type of plant that enjoys partial sunlight, is low-maintenance and you can use parts of it while leaving the rest in the soil so that it can continue growing. Plus, it can be used to make some amazing dishes. When it comes to growing ginger, we recommend growing it indoors so that you can have it year round.
Just so you know, it will take around 10 months for the plant to mature. If you live in an area that has a cold winter hen it would be best to keep your gingers growing indoor because this type of plant is not capable of tolerating frost. It would be a good idea to keep the plant growing inside all winter long, then when the summer months hit, you can take it outside so that it can enjoy some fresh air.
Ginger plants do really good in partial to full shade, so it’s the ideal plant to grow inside your house as most of us don’t have full sun spilling through our window all day. While the ginger continues to grow, you can remove little bits of it so that you can use it to brew tea, for cooking or in herbal remedies. Just remember, a little bit of ginger can go a long way.
You can get your ginger to plant from a seed catalog or a garden center. You can plant ginger that you get from your local grocery store, however, the results may be a bit spotty. This is because the ginger you buy in the grocery store is usually sprayed with some form of growth inhibitor so that it doesn’t sprout while it’s in the store. For this reason, when you stick the ginger in a pot, it may not sprout. You would have better luck if you were to purchase ginger that was meant to be planted. Plus, you also have to consider the fact that the ginger you get from the grocery store could be coated with fungicides and pesticides.
Mind you, we’ve heard that grocery store ginger can grow just find, but then we’ve heard of it sitting in a pot forever and never revealing its true colors. If you do decide to purchase the ginger to grow from the local grocery store, we recommend soaking it in water overnight in order to eliminate as much of the growth inhibitor as you can.
Growing Gingers Indoor
Whichever route you choose to take, we’re here to give you some helpful tips to help you grow ginger inside your home. Regardless, the root you choose should have tight skin and not have an old and shriveled up appearance. There should be a couple of eye buds visible – the eye buds are bumps that look like the eyes you find on potatoes. If they have a little green color to them, that is even better. If you choose a root that has a variety of eye buds, you could always cut each bud and place them in separate pots – this technique will allow you to produce more than one plant.
Make sure you pick the best pot for this. While most houseplants enjoy deep pots, ginger is quite the opposite – these type of plants love wide, shallow pots. The roots of a ginger grow in a horizontal direction, so the pot you choose should definitely be wide in order to accommodate its growth.
Growing Ginger Indoors – Step by Step
- Start out by soaking the ginger in warm water overnight. This will get it ready for planting the next day.
- Pick out the perfect pot and fill it up with potting soil.
- Take the ginger root and with the eye bud pointing up, stick it in the soil. Cover it with a couple of inches of soil and water it.
- The ginger should be placed in an area that is moderately warm and doesn’t get a whole lot of bright sunlight.
- Make sure you use a spray bottle in order to keep the soil moist. If you do not have a spray bottle on hand, you can lightly water it. Just don’t soak the soil too much.
- Remember that ginger doesn’t grow fast. After a couple of weeks have passed, you should start to see some shoots sprouting up from the soil (this is exciting). Continue watering the plant on a regular basis and make sure you keep it warm.
Harvesting the Ginger
You can harvest tiny pieces of the ginger after about 4 months. To do this, push some of the soil to the side at the edges of the pot so that you can find some rhizomes under the surface. Once you cut the need amount from the edge, cover it back up with the soil.
You can have an endless amount of ginger if you harvest it this way and as long as you take proper care of it, it will continue to grow roots. If you would like to harvest a larger amount of ginger, you can uproot the whole plant, then re-plant a couple of rhizomes in order to start the entire process over again.
Baby ginger is juicier and has less string, plus it has a nice mild flavor to it. If the skin is thin, there will be no need to peel it. You can steep slices of the ginger in hot water with some honey and lemon, toss chunks of it in the juicer with carrots and apples or sauté it with some yummy vegetables. Really, there’s so much you can do with ginger and for this reason, so that you can have it all year long, we recommend growing it indoors – just follow the step-by-step instructions we gave you above and you should do fine.
This incredibly neat idea could help you grow an endless supply of juicy tomatoes every time.
Overripe tomatoes are the kinds you would want to toss out, but one man realized he could make new tomatoes by placing them into a pot of soil. It might sound like a crazy idea, but you can grow new tomatoes within a week by following his method.
This method is so easy, you get more seedlings for less than half the work!
What You’ll Need:
- potting soil or garden mix
- container or pot
- ripe tomatoes
Method (5 Easy Steps):
- Half fill your pot or container with potting soil.
- Cut your tomato into 1/4 inch thick slices.
- Place the tomato slices in a circle on the potting soil in your pot
- Take more dirt and sprinkle a thin layer over your tomato slices. Make sure you do not cover them too high so that they are just barely covered.
- Gently water your pot, leaving it just moist but not too wet. Your seeds should start to germinate within 7 to 14 days.
You can end up with upwards of fifty seedlings in your pot, which you can them pull out as they get stronger and replant in your garden or in another container. Only plant a maximum of two seedlings per pot.
Watch the video below for a visual guide on how to grow tomatoes the easiest way…
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