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    How to Install a Vinyl Privacy Fence

    How to Install a Privacy Fence As you know, we’ve been knee deep in our backyard reno. Things are really shaping up, but so far the biggest difference has been replacing our rotten old wood fence for a beautiful white privacy fence. Emmett and I were both surprised how ‘easy’ it was to install a vinyl fence. It’s the first one we’ve ever done and it went really smoothly. I use the term ‘easy’ pretty loosely because the fact of the mater is this… it is a difficult, strenuous project that requires a little lot of elbow grease. If you have a small yard, it really wouldn’t be that bad- comparable to a tough workout. Our yard, on the other hand, is pretty large and we had to dig a lot of post holes. By doing it yourself, you can save a TON of money though- well worth it in my book! So technically speaking, it was an easy project… physically, sort of challenging. Click through for a complete, detailed tutorial on how to install one of these babies in your own yard. Continue Reading

  • Backyard Inspiration
    personal

    Our Backyard Plan

    Although I’m really missing having a finished house, indoors AND out (shown above), we’re finally getting somewhere with our yard! We’ve been working diligently the past month on our backyard and are…

  • Black Door Hardware
    interiors & styling

    Statement Door Knobs

    So far during our renovation, there are a few items that have been gaining attention. I just found out that House Beautiful magazine is going to feature our door hardware (pinch…

  • The Scent of Your Home
    personal

    The Scent of Your Home

    The scent of your home is really the first thing someone notices upon walking in the door. Isn’t that a crazy notion?! It’s true. Everyone’s house has a certain smell that can…