Summer is here and that means more time spent outdoors! If you’re like us, the warm weather is a major motivator to get your yards and patios looking their finest. What improvements have been on your mind, and where will you start? The good news is, we’ve got a few fun and practical DIY projects for your outdoor spaces that you may not have considered yet. The possibilities are endless… Who’s ready to add value and vibes to their home?!
Who needs to go to the local bar when you’ve got your own state-of-the-art watering hole at home? Bars are great DIY projects for your outdoor spaces – especially for folks who love to entertain. Whether you’re looking for something simple or a more intricate design, we’re directing you to a long list of ideas to get inspired. Get ready to create the bar of your dreams in your own backyard!
Weaving a garden pathway through your outdoor space adds to both the form and function of the space. Walkways of any kind will sculpt and shape your landscape in addition to helping maintain it. Plus, it’s a look that automatically adds value to your home. Not sure what materials you’ll need and where to begin? We’ve got you covered!
There’s nothing wrong with “new,” but we love a piece of wood with a good rustic feel to it. Wood that appears lovingly aged can add beauty and character to the room, like a painting, unique light fixture or decorative ornament. Finding the perfect piece of worn-but-not-too-worn wood furniture can be both time consuming and expensive. Luckily, giving your own wood that classic antique look is easier than you think! With just a few simple materials, you can stain and sand a piece of wood to achieve that vintage vibe.
Who doesn’t love succulents? They’re beautiful, diverse in color and texture, inexpensive and easy to maintain. Due to their heartiness and ability to grow vertically, succulents have recently become a popular choice to arrange on walls. A “vertical garden” is an easy way to immediately add a point of interest to your space, leaving guests amazed and brightening your days, as well. There are many techniques to building a succulent wall, including the use of a pallet, large photo frame, or shadow box. Check out this video for inspiration, and make your wall come to life!
It’s time to spruce up your curb appeal! Cute, cozy, and a classic addition to the front or back of your home, a porch swing could be just what you need. It provides a fun new place to relax, read or take a nap, reminiscent of mid 19th century American style. Your porch swing’s design and decoration will depend on your own personal taste, but the basic structure is relatively universal and not too complicated to assemble. If this sounds like something you may be interested in, learn by example with a list of materials and easy step-by-step instructions!
From indoor to outdoor, all kitchens deserve a little more love. Say goodbye to the cluttered shelves of disorganized spice bottles. It’s time to create the sleek and inviting spice rack you’ve been dreaming of! Ditching the plastic packaging in favor of bulk goods is not only environmentally friendly, but looks quite stylish in the kitchen. Store your spices in uniform glass jars and label, organize and present them in a number of creative and attractive ways. We’ll even get you started with some inspiring DIY examples!
Chairs are cool, but have you tried getting horizontal? For the ultimate relaxation station, build yourself a day bed to lounge in the summer sun. Chic, affordable and easier to make than you think, a day bed is one of our favorite DIY projects for your outdoor spaces.
Are you inspired yet? Let us know what you think of our DIY projects for your outdoor spaces, and feel free to share your own in the comments below!