diy-metal-bucket-patio-table

 We all love to spend time outside.  A little fresh air now in then is good for the soul.  It’s also good for the soul to have some time to relax and recharge after a busy day and what better …

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deck-furniture

.. the easy way with inspiration from this idea from a few years ago. Now that spring is here, it is time to get out of the house and start actually implementing these ideas to get into the backyard. Get …

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chicken-wire-ghosts

I couldn’t find the how-to for making the ghost shown in the picture above – but I did find something on the diynetwork that comes pretty close. Well close enough to give you an idea.

What a perfect way to …

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pallet-love-seat

This DIY pallet love seat project kept popping up in my inbox and Pinterest – but without a working link. And if you know the style of this blog – we just don’t post anything unless we can track down …

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outdoor-patio-office

Now this is an office, I would love to go everyday.

More a description of what her office looks like, rather than a DIY tutorial, this is Donna’s workspace.

Check out more up close and gorgeous photos of her work …

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deck-garden

Absolutely love this idea. And so simple as well!

Michelle of StitchWishDesigns has created a herb/vegetable garden for the deck and I love the simplicity and the no-messiness of it.

Go get details of the DIY Deck Garden.…

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easy-outdoor-swing-ideas

Face it. Most of the swings that you find on these DIY websites require a team of carpenters and skilled trade people to put together.

We don’t have them on call, unless, you’re married to one of them.

So here …

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hanging-daybed

I-would-never-get-off-this-bed. Never. Ever.

Picture perfect and ready to “flop” on with a glass of Sangria in one hand and the latest John Grisham in another, this bed would “make” a backyard or outdoor space.

Beware though – even though this …

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DIY-gumboot-croc-planters

I recall when I was around 12 I wanted to plant some herbs in my brothers old gym shoes. My parents looked at me with those “Oh you’re so creative but weird” eyes.  Perhaps it was the fact they were …

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Sharpie Tie-Dyed Fireworks Napkins

This is such a fun project for the 4th of July and so creative and colorful! I spoke with the designer and she said she did her research for anyone who may be concerned about using these decorated napkins in …

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Garden Tic-Tac-Toe

Using a paver stone from the home improvement store, some chalk to create the grid and painting designs on smooth rocks, you too can create a fun outdoor tic tac oe game. Perfect for your deck and great for adults …

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Star Votive Holders with Cement

Learn how to use cement and a star shaped vessel to create these fun and festive star votive holders for the 4th. There’s a step by step tutorial and plenty of pictures over at Henry Happened – How to make

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DIY Cooler Stand

Seriously! This is awesome. It doesn’t have to be for Father’s Day either, although that’s what this particular cooler stand was, a Father’s Day gift. Wouldn’t this be a great addition to your backyard? I love it! Check it out …

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USA Pallet Flag

Today, like yesterday, I’m feeling a bit patriotic. I stumbled across this flag over at PB&J Stories where Pamela made a fun and rustic American flag to decorate for the 4th of July. She mentions that she doesn’t really decorate …

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Crib Mattress Spring American Flag

Any idea what this cool flag used to be? Well, I guess I kind of gave it away in the title of the post, huh? ;-) This creative crafter took an old crib bed spring and turned up into a cool …

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