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How to Spruce Up a Back Porch

See how a bare back porch came alive in the pages of HGTV Magazine with the addition of color, color, and more color!

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DIY Coffee Table

Paint two urns with two coats of semigloss paint-plus-primer. Let dry, then fill with pebbles for weight. For the tabletop, have five 4-by-4s cut 3 feet long. Lay boards parallel to one another on the ground. Using Liquid Nails, glue them together, then glue two strips of wood down the center, so they cross all five boards. Paint the tabletop with two coats, and let dry. Apply Liquid Nails to the urns' rims, then set the tapletop on them, making sure the strips are on the bottom. Paint: Dragon Fire by Behr; Urns: Italian 13"-tall stone urns in limestone finish, $15 each, homedepot.com for stores


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