Save Your Back This Winter! Easy Outdoor Pot Winterization

Our Solution to Saving Garage Space!

This year, my husband and I purchased new outdoor furniture and realized that we no longer had room to store our outdoor pots inside of the garage. Not only that, but we were tired of moving these heavy things!  So, we came up with an idea to protect our pots from filling with water, freezing and cracking this winter WITHOUT moving them from the patio!  We covered 4 pots for less than $30!  Here is what you’ll need:

  1.  3/4″ thick plywood
  2.  Tite Bond wood glue
  3. 1-1/4″ exterior screws

First, measure the outside and inside dimensions of each pot.  Cut the a circle equal to the outside dimensions of the pot. Cut a second circle equal to the interior dimensions of the pot.  Center the smaller circle to the larger circle and glue the two wood pieces together.   Secure them by also using a few exterior screws to provide extra support.  Use a roller and brush to paint them with an exterior paint color of your choice.  We chose to match them to the pots but a variety of colors would work!  Good luck!

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Hottest Interior Design Trends for 2017


This year is poised to be an exciting design year for interiors.  We will be updating long-lasting the trends that have been filling our homes for the past few years such as the all-white kitchens,  monochromatic interiors, barn doors and subway tile.  New designs are starting to pop up in our design magazines that are adding some different textures and colors to our lives.  Here are some of the design trends that will fill our lives in 2017:

1. Greenery and Jewel Tones

Navy and midnight colors will be fading away this year and we will see more dark greens and jewel tones.  Opals and hunter green will be the featured colors of the year.  These rich tones bring warmth to our rooms and can either play a dramatic role on our walls or act as accent colors in our furnishings.

2.  Interrupted floors

Tile and wood flooring will no longer be separated by a transitional piece when two rooms or living areas are connected.  Instead, these flooring materials will meld into one another, creating an artistic, interrupted flooring pattern.

3.  Penny Round Tile

Subway tile has been widely popular during the past 5 years.  This year, we will see tile with a more rounded shape.  Penny round tile will be featured in kitchens and in bathrooms.  It will be featured on walls and on floors, adding a very sophisticated, dressy look to our rooms!


Cork will be a hot material for 2017.  It will be featured on chandeliers, kitchenware, flooring and on walls.  This versatile material is sturdy and a natural material for the indoors.

5.  Upholstered Bed Frames

Upholstered bed frames will be popular this year.  They are a classic look that dresses up any bed.  They are also comfortable, can be bought in many different shapes, and add softness to our rooms.

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