Backyard Security Camera Catches A Bear Beating The Heat With A Swim

Backyard Security Camera Catches A Bear Beating The Heat With A Swim

When you live close to a forest or in a wooded area, you’re bound to encounter some wildlife around your home. Most of the time, though, the animals are only there in search of some food, not a relaxing dip in your backyard pool! One man decided to check his security camera after he came home and found that his backyard fence was broken. What he saw was a black bear that had decided to beat the heat with a quick swim. This bear’s got it all figured out…all he needs now is a poolside mojito. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/bear-pool/

The Summer Is Almost Here! Make Some Furniture To Enjoy It In Your Backyard

The Summer Is Almost Here! Make Some Furniture To Enjoy It In Your Backyard

If all you want to do this summer is this… Or perhaps this… Then you’re not alone. I just want someplace where I can soak in some sun with a few friends. There’s just one problem — I don’t have any outdoor furniture! Considering that it’s too late to buy a patio set without paying a ridiculous amount, I thought, why not build something myself? If you’re in the same boat, crafting your own outdoor furniture isn’t as hard as it sounds. 1. You can make a pergola in just 10 steps! 2. Use a block of wood and some solar lights for beautifully simple lighting. The 100 Block 3. This bare-bones pallet sectional is perfect if you want something fast but don’t want to skimp on style. Sassy Sparrow 4. Throw an old mattress on a stack of pallets and you’ve got a beautiful couch and side table. Lovely […]

A Little Boy Had An Idea Many Would Call Ridiculous. Watch What His Dad Did... It's EPIC.

A Little Boy Had An Idea Many Would Call Ridiculous. Watch What His Dad Did… It’s EPIC.

Mothers and fathers want nothing more than to help their children’s dreams come true. That isn’t always possible, but for a man in San Francisco, he did his very best. After going to a theme park, Will Pemble’s son Lyle asked his dad a simple question: “Why don’t we build our own roller coaster, dad?” Most people would think that would be impossible to give their son, but not Will. He set out to make Lyle’s dreams come true by building a roller coaster in his own back yard. Both of them were excited and committed to the project. They didn’t care how long it would take them to complete because it was their passion. Talk about father and son bonding! DIY projects didn’t scare off this dad, even when they were this epic. Will Pemble For six months, he and his son worked on the tracks. Will Pemble He only spent about $3,500 to make […]

21 DIY Patio Projects That Will Make Your Backyard That Much Cooler

21 DIY Patio Projects That Will Make Your Backyard That Much Cooler

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Updating your backyard space doesn’t need to require spending a lot of time or money. Why spend a small fortune on manufactured furniture or accessories when you can make your own and have fun doing it?! With summer slowly coming to a close, don’t forget you’ve still got time to enjoy the outdoors in the early fall. In other words, there’s plenty of time to spruce up your backyard patios! Here are 21 DIY patio upgrades and essentials that are sure to put a little perk in your summer step. 1. This bright bar can bring a pop of color to your backyard festivities. Better Homes And Gardens googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); 2. You’ll never run out of seating space with this cinder block bench. 3. Your patio isn’t complete without an awesome drink station. I Should Be Mopping The Floor 4. Transform those stray stones […]

Awesome Ways To Make A Boring Fence Beautiful -- Your Neighbors Will Be Jealous

Awesome Ways To Make A Boring Fence Beautiful — Your Neighbors Will Be Jealous

When it comes to keeping neighbors’ prying eyes off of your backyard or first floor, erecting a fence is generally the easiest thing to do. But if your neighborhood is tight-knit, putting up a fence can seem a bit offensive (pun intended). If you still want to maintain a sense of privacy without the ugly side effects, here are just a few things you can do to spruce up an otherwise offputting fence. 1. Turn your fence into a wall that your kids are allowed to write on! The Good Life 2. Glue marbles to it and they’ll beautifully catch the light every afternoon. The Wool Acorn Shop & Blog 3. Hanging old trays you’ll never use indoors is an elegant way to recycle them. Jennifer Rizzo 4. You can do the same with vintage china. A Cultivated Nest 5. Old frames with fresh coats of paint perfectly complement small […]

A Handy Dad Shows Us How To Make A Simple Playhouse From Pallets -- Awesome!

A Handy Dad Shows Us How To Make A Simple Playhouse From Pallets — Awesome!

Getting your kids to go outside and play can be like pulling teeth. Unless you have a sweet swing set, a cool pool, or some awesome outdoor toys, they’re more likely to want to stay indoors where there’s no dirt and plenty of snacks. So how do you get them outdoors without physically locking them out for a few hours in the afternoon? (By the way, never do that!) Well, one dad came up with a genius idea that involved just a few wooden pallets and two days of work. Get ready to be jealous of his parenting skills… Flickr / Reuse Warehouse It’s great that he made this bare bones so that his kids can grow into it, decorate the house, and add to the space however they want. What a fun, quick project! So, what are you waiting for? Time to start hoarding pallets! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/pallet-playhouse/

Get Ready To Be Transported Back To Childhood With This Fun And Easy DIY Project

Get Ready To Be Transported Back To Childhood With This Fun And Easy DIY Project

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); As summer starts to wind down, I can’t help but feel that familiar dread about going back to school — even though I’ve already graduated. But the memories aren’t all bad…sure, there’s homework and term papers, but I also fondly remember elementary school recess. The slides, tether ball championships, and, of course, those glorious tire swings all come to mind. I can’t even tell you the last time I enjoyed a ride on one, but with this amazingly easy DIY project from Redditor knows2much4ownGood, I’ll be back on that tire in no time! If you want to join me and bask in the nostalgia, then this is for you. First things first — nobody wants to ride a dirty tire, so he hosed it down. Reddit / knows2much4ownGood googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); Then, using a couple of planks for support, he attached the swing’s hooks to […]