The 48-Hour Challenge

We rounded up five talented home and garden bloggers and charged them with a tall task: designing a $500 outdoor project that you can re-create at home in a weekend. Check out the amazing projects, including the one that you selected for a $5,000 bonus!
 
Dave Townsend from The Home Garden

For the challenge, Dave couldn't wait to add an arbor and landscaping to his side yard. But this isn't just any arbor: diamond cutouts and hanging diamond-shape pieces add personality to the homemade structure, which frames views of a new Forest Pansy Redbud tree. Solar lights suspended from the arbor light the way at night, while a birdhouse, an obelisk for climbing plants, and a border of stone blocks and plants further define the space inviting transition area.

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The 48-Hour Challenge

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