Category: PROJECTS

Belle’s DIY project tutorials with everything from home remodeling to sewing valentine boxes for school parties. There may be instruction sheets. There will most likely be Pinterest posts. You may even be able to eventually buy some of this random stuff on Etsy.

Building a Pond: Part 3, Waterfall & Fancy Bits

The waterfall and finishing of the pond is a lot like putting together a giant jigsaw puzzle. Except with very heavy rocks. And you’re likely going to get wet. I started with two large rocks that probably qualify as small boulders; they were heavy… Continue Reading “Building a Pond: Part 3, Waterfall & Fancy Bits”

Building a Pond, Part 2 Waterproofing

I’m taking today off from the yard. Yesterday I poured concrete for our sidewalk since the weatherman assured me there were going to be several at least semi-dry days in a row. I didn’t want to quit until all the concrete I’d purchased was… Continue Reading “Building a Pond, Part 2 Waterproofing”

Building a Pond: Part 1, Hardscape

Our little pond project went better this time, (I hope) only a few hiccups along the way and a little flooding problem I’ll have to be addressing before it is complete. I’m going to be doing this in a series of posts, since it’s… Continue Reading “Building a Pond: Part 1, Hardscape”

Fail Pond

I may be a belle of dirt, but when it comes to water features I fear I’m more like a sad, ugly duckling. After several days of working on our pond, I’ve decided that I absolutely hate it. I can’t get it to look… Continue Reading “Fail Pond”

Doggie Septic System

Spring is here and I’m back in the dirt! I took a little break from posting while I was doing next to nothing around the yard. Raking leaves and mowing don’t make for especially interesting post material and I did little else towards the… Continue Reading “Doggie Septic System”

Ely’s Playhouse

As I write this, the first coats of paint are drying on my daughter’s new playhouse. Right now it is just plain white, I’m trying to decide whether to paint it a color and if so, which color might look best on it. Her… Continue Reading “Ely’s Playhouse”

Fencing

In the past eight years since buying our house we’ve done a major yard project almost every year, with the exception of the past two, during which I was pregnant and then subsequently taking care of a newborn. A fence around the back yard… Continue Reading “Fencing”

Summer Pool Project

This has been one of our ongoing projects in the yard, improving year by year as we added structure and found out what worked well and what didn’t. We started with an Easy Set pool, one of those with the inflatable ring around the… Continue Reading “Summer Pool Project”

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