From giving your walls a fresh coat of paint to rearranging your living room, there is no shortage of DIY projects to be found around the house. But what about the areas outside your home? Refurbishing, repurposing, or even building stylish outdoor furniture may sound intimidating, but there are plenty of step-by-step tutorials out there that are ideal for showing you how fun, easy, and efficient these projects can be. Best of all, by reusing materials to create outdoor furniture and storage solutions, you help the environment by reducing, recreating, and repurposing your way to unique furniture pieces. And for those with artistic aspirations, these ideas for DIY outdoor furniture will flex your creative muscles in no time.
Tile Table For Two
Many patios are home to old, weather-worn tables that do little, other than sit around collecting grime and dirt. Even dining tables that are used fairly regularly can fall victim to wear and tear over the years, resulting in what can become an eyesore. Breathe new life into a beat up table with the help of some mosaic tiles and elbow grease. At first glance, building a mosaic table top may seem like a difficult undertaking, but following a thorough step-by-step tutorial on YouTube or getting directions from a refurbishing site will keep this DIY task simple so you can spend less time stressing and more time dining on your “new” table. You can even take things one step further and elegantly adorn your newly furnished backyard patio with tastefully accessorized pillows and cushions. Who knows, you might even find enough inspiration for things to do with your new furniture set in your backyard garden.
If you’re having to deal with limited storage space outside, then pieces with storage capability are worth their weight in gold. Instead of shelling out money for bulky, bland storage cabinets, get creative and try your hands at building a combination seat and hiding spot. Outdoor benches with hidden storage compartment designs can be found on a web search. Just find the one that fits your needs and you’re off and running. Once finished it will keep your clutter hidden from guests all while giving your backyard design whatever flair you need. From simple pine construction to cherry wood or perhaps a more ornate design, you can create the look you need. Outdoor square footage can be hard to find, but there’s no reason you can’t expand your space with a little inspiration. Add some cushions, pillows, and custom shape cushion covers and outdoor pillow covers and you’ll have a piece that blends function and form to turn a little space into a lot of possibilities.
Everyone needs a little bit of the beach in their backyard. The sand and surf may be miles away from your home, but you can channel those beachside bungalow dreams into reality with your very own DIY backyard cabana. With a few, easy to find, copper pipes and a couple of outdoor curtains, you can create your very own Zanzibar oasis, right in the middle of your backyard. Constructing the cabana around your outdoor furniture ensures that no heavy lifting will need to be done. You and your family can start relaxing in the shade as soon as the curtains are strung up. Worried about rain on your cabana parade? Couch cushion covers will keep your lounge furniture safe through rain, shine, and whatever inclement weather mother nature may throw your way.
Movie Seat Made Easy
What’s better than a movie under the stars? When you have a backyard full of possibilities right outside your door, there’s no better time than the present for you and the family to take a “trip” to the movies. So, you’ve picked the perfect flick, have your snacks handy, and are ready to sit back and enjoy the show. The only problem? Finding the right seat when the lights dim and it’s time for the show to begin. Luckily, having the right seating option for an outdoor viewing experience is easier than you think. There’s no need to go out and buy expensive, cumbersome seating. Simple and portable is what you need. Bob Villa has designed some beauties and can assist you with construction designs for easy and accessible DIY backyard movie chairs. All that’s left to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the feature presentation.
Patio Pallet Party
Wooden pallets are perhaps the most useful material when it comes to recycled outdoor furniture. They are easy to find, lightweight, and endlessly versatile with their customizable utility. If you consider yourself to be somewhat of a DIY furniture novice, pallet projects are the way to go. There are a seemingly unlimited number of guides out there to get some pallet inspiration for every part of your patio, from tables to benches to fences and everything in between. Once your recycling-friendly patio furniture has been built, toss on some cushions, pillows, and blankets for the finishing touch on your new and improved outdoor living room. And be sure to remember the outdoor pillow covers - no one wants their pallet pillows to be ruined by rain or shine.