First of all, Happy Memorial Day (for my U.S. friends)! I know this day tends to shift focus to friends, BBQs, and a day off from work (all things we enjoy, believe me!!!)….but I hope we’ll all take a moment to appreciate those who protect our country, both past and present. Thank you!
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Like I mentioned on Friday, we FINALLY finished the Landscaping and Hardscaping in our Front Yard. It took some time (and sweat!)…but it saved us some serious cash (as in, thousands!), Plus, it’s something we really love coming home to! Ahhhhh…..such a pretty site to see! Now, the backyard?? Not so much! It needs some love…..but I think we’ll do it in stages.
We’ve been outside every single day, playing and enjoying the warm weather…..and so I’m going to blame it on the nice weather, but being outside makes me start thinking of all the fun things we could do back there to enjoy it even more! So, I’ve been gathering ideas…trying to decide what I love most. And since we’d much rather save money and make things ourselves, these are all ideas that would be much cheaper to do yourself……than paying someone to do or make it for you!
Make your own fire pit in four easy steps via A Beautiful Mess
DIY Pergola Hammock Stand via DFO Home
DIY outdoor light poles via City Farmhouse
Outdoor daybed via Design Love Fest
Easy Pallet Outdoor Bar via 1001 Pallets
DIY water feature via Oh My Creative
DIY Hanging Rain Gutter Planters via Make It and Love It
DIY Tree Bench via This Old House
Vertical gardening system via Deborah Silver
DIY chicken coop via Redeem Your Ground
Build your own pergola via Popular Mechanics
Pallet garden pathway via Funky Junk Interiors
Curved fire pit bench via A Beautiful Mess
Vintage door beverage station via Finding Home Farms
DIY outdoor chalkboard via My House and Home
Back porch day bed via Apprentice Extrovert
Gorgeous pallet swing bed via The Merry Thought
DIY outdoor storage bench via Ana White
DIY outdoor movie projection screen via the Shabby Creek Cottage
Build a glass waterfall via DIY Projects
DIY brick pizza oven via Brick Wood Ovens
DIY Window Flower Boxes via Make It and Love It
Amazing backyard bowling alley via Imgur
DIY outdoor table for $65 via Shanty 2 Chic
Modern outdoor bench via DIY Candy
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Looking for other outdoor projects and activities to do outdoors this summer??