DIY Outdoor Projects

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When you think of outdoor projects, what immediately comes to mind is all of that maintenance stuff like lawn care, power washing the deck, or fixing the broken fence.  That is NOT what this post is about!

It is all about the fun and creative side of things, like building outdoor furniture and accessories.  I don’t know about you, but I love to decorate the outside just as much ….almost….as the inside of the house.

Some projects take some time and effort to build and others are quite a bit more simple.  We build things in a very rustic style at our cabin……

We had picked up this great vintage swing at an antique store.  Instead of hanging it somewhere, we decided to simply screw it to a couple of large logs that were cut nice and level.  We then made a quick coffee table with another couple of logs and a leftover piece of tempered glass from our deck rail.  You can see more pictures here.  You really can’t get much easier than that for a diy project!

This one from Funky Junk Interiors takes a little more effort but is not bad at all and can be practically free:

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It is made from pallets so how cool is that?  Check out the easy tutorial on this one!

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Mushroom stools by Twig and Toadstool

This next project, by Twig and Toadstool, is so so adorable!  It’s another project using logs and……old wooden salad bowls – I love that!  Now I want to make a sitting area full of mushroom stools.

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Wood planter from a plastic barrel by Instructables

I love this gorgeous multi colored wood planter that is actually made from a plastic barrel.  More upcycling here!  The barrel gives a great base to work from making this another project that is easy to do.  Check out the tutorial from Instructables.

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Branch ladder by Ashbee Designs

I know that I am a little bit biased when it comes to making things with logs and branches…….I just can’t stop myself!  But, I just love this idea by Ashbee Design for making a branch ladder to hang potted flowers from.  Is there really a better way to decorate a corner space like that?  I think not!

Do you have any outdoor projects planned for this year?

Happy Decorating!

I'm addicted to crafting and decorating my downtown urban loft and up north rustic cabin. Read more about me.

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