We were trying to decide how to face our fireplace so first went in the hearth, we didn't like the wood the guy used so I put recycled fence boards on front and top of hearth, then we found a live edge mantle for the top and then it all fell into place. Nothing looked right around the fireplace so I went to our beach and picked up all the beach rocks and one by one placed them on and we grouted and we love it.
I made a water feature for my downspout out of casted cement gunnera leaves and made a dry creek bed to draw the water away from our house to the street. Perfect solution and great to look at.
First raised garden bed made with trellis and to save space I made a planter for the top for my strawberries to hand and be protected from our charming outdoor critters. I will be making another exactly as you see for beside it and the white post will be part of an arbor that will be made to join the two together with a gate. I will post it when it's done.