weed prevention for two years: newspaper will prevent any grass/weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after ~ 18 months. By that time, any grass/weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead.
In redecorating I am hoping to try some furniture painting. This is a really good tutorial by Ana White - Homemaker on How To Paint Furniture. It makes a DIY Old World Chippy Distressed Paint Finish look stunning.
Restore scratched and worn wood. Another pinner says: for watermarks - mix a thick paste of olive oil and salt and rub onto the wood - leave it for about 30 minutes. The salt draws out the moisture and the oil feeds the wood. Used this many, many times!
Backyard fun, Easy enough to make! Life-size Kerplunk game (with instructions). Yes please! I love lawn games! What is better than playing giant games outside? :) DIY lawn game, DIY yard game, go outside