Articles in: Outdoor Living

A Cozy Studio She Shed

Posted by: on August 21st, 2015 | 10 Comments

A Cozy Studio She Shed

Katrina Sullivan of Chic Little House wanted her own small retreat where she could work, think or just relax. Building and decorating her own she shed in her backyard was the perfect solution.

 

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A Coastal She Shed

Posted by: on August 19th, 2015 | 17 Comments

A Coastal She Shed

This adorable coastal-style she shed was designed by Danielle Driscoll of Finding Silver Pennies. She lives in Scituate, Massachusetts, literally a stone’s throw from the harbor and several sandy beaches, so it’s no wonder she chose the beachy theme for her backyard retreat.

 

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A Cozy Cottage She Shed

Posted by: on August 18th, 2015 | 27 Comments

A Cozy Cottage She Shed

“She sheds” are one of the best trends we’ve seen in a long time. A she shed is sort of like a man cave, but outdoors, in a shed tricked out to be a cozy, comfortable retreat in the backyard.

We asked some of our favorite DIY and design bloggers to show us their ideas for a she shed. Kristen Whitby blogs at Ella Claire. Here’s her cozy she shed. 

 

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6 Unique Versions of a DIY Serving Station

Posted by: on June 16th, 2015 | One Comment

6 Unique Versions of a DIY Serving Station

This DIY serving station is a great project, with so many ways to customize it. We asked some of our favorite bloggers to build the DIY serving station based on a Home Depot serving station tutorial and add their own twist to the project.

The results are so clever and quite impressive. Take a look at these six unique examples of the DIY serving station for inspiration.

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5 Awesome DIY Grilling Carts

Posted by: on June 16th, 2015 | Make A Comment

5 Awesome DIY Grilling Carts

 

These DIY grilling carts were built by some of our favorite DIY bloggers. Each one is functional and attractive, but each also has its own style. In some cases, they started with a grilling cart tutorial by designer Ben Uyeda of HomeMade Modern, but added their own touches to the project.

Check out these awesome DIY grilling carts to get you inspired. 

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Low Maintenance Backyard Design Ideas

Posted by: on April 6th, 2015 | 15 Comments

Low Maintenance Backyard Design Ideas

We’re calling this a backyard makeover, but it’s really a lot more than that. It’s more of a backyard design extravaganza. And best of all, everything you see here is low maintenance, and uses very little water. That makes these backyard ideas particularly good for anyone who lives in the desert or is dealing with drought conditions… or who just wants to spend less time caring for the yard and more time enjoying it.

This low maintenance backyard is part of our Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog, but we had something special in mind. We wanted to see what Caitlin Ketcham of Desert Domicile could do with an entire backyard, so we upped the stakes. We challenged Caitlin to create a dream backyard, and we’d make it happen. Her backyard design ideas and drought landscaping includes plenty of outdoor seating, an outdoor dining area, a grilling station,a floating deck and even a luxurious carpet of artificial grass.  

All we can say is wow! Caitlin’s backyard is full of terrific outdoor ideas that are practical and very stylish, and they require little upkeep. We got her to write up some tutorials, too, for the several DIY projects you see in her backyard.

But first, Caitlin’s amazing backyard makeover reveal…  

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Patio with Pergola Ideas and An Outdoor Sectional Set

Posted by: on March 31st, 2015 | 30 Comments

Patio Ideas Starting With a Gorgeous Outdoor Sectional Set

These patio ideas revolve around a lovely, muted patio sectional set that makes the outdoor space comfortable, versatile and easy to decorate. 

We sent the modular seating to designer Bethany DeVore of Dwellings by DeVore for our Patio Style Challenge series. We challenged Bethany and several other talented design bloggers to style attractive and functional outdoor spaces with a patio set from The Home Depot as a starting point. 

Bethany makes the most out the space under her pergola with colorful art, a cool Craigslist find, privacy curtains and an amazing DIY hanging succulent planter. There are so many terrific patio ideas here that would make any outdoor space something special.     

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Backyard Deck Ideas with Dining Set and Window Boxes

Posted by: on March 30th, 2015 | 12 Comments

Patio Dining Set Center of Stunning Deck Makeover

A bright, well-appointed backyard deck makes spending time outside so much more enjoyable. Mallory Fitzsimmons of the blog Charming in Charlotte used a Home Depot patio dining set as the starting point for her new backyard deck idea that’s full of bright and bold color and clever ways to ensure a little bit of privacy. 

This is Mallory’s contribution to our Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent Mallory the patio dining set, and let her take it from there. Read on for her gorgeous decorating ideas to inspire your own backyard deck makeover.

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Christmas Decorating, Outdoors or In: A Holiday Hot Cocoa Stand

Posted by: on November 20th, 2014 | 3 Comments

Christmas Decorating, Outdoors or In: A Holiday Hot Cocoa Stand

She states it right there in the About section of her blog, Sugar and Charm: Eden Passante has a passion for sweet recipes. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that she managed to get sweets into her Holiday Style Challenge.

Just to explain, our Holiday Style Challenge series involves sending mystery boxes of Home Depot Christmas decorations to some of our favorite design and lifestyle bloggers. We then get out of the way as the bloggers create fun and creative holiday decor in their own unique ways.

Eden had the brilliant idea of setting up a hot cocoa stand in her front yard, all decked out for Christmas. Her Christmas decorating ideas would work for a fun outdoor cocoa party, weather permitting. Judging from the photos, it must have been a chilly day when Eden set up her cocoa stand. And if it’s too cold for an outdoor holiday party where you live, these ideas will work equally well indoors. 

Speaking of the apparently chilly day for Eden’s cocoa stand… let’s just say that looks can be deceiving, as you’ll discover.

 

My challenge was to style an outdoor area, so my passion for entertaining and undeniable sweet-tooth lead to creating the perfect and easy holiday hot cocoa stand. We live in a neighborhood where, during the summer months, there’s a lemonade stand on every corner, but I’ve yet to see a hot cocoa stand!

Christmas Decorating, Outdoors or In: A Holiday Hot Cocoa Stand

My goal was to design something effortless and charming that would make people want to stop for a little Christmas in a cup.

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A Coastal Rustic Christmas with an Oyster Roast

Posted by: on November 17th, 2014 | 28 Comments

A Coastal Rustic Christmas with an Oyster Roast

In the warmer parts of the country, it’s not crazy to think about celebrating the holiday season outdoors. In South Carolina that could include holding an oyster roast. That’s what Krystine Edwards did, and she created a special rustic Christmas look for her party.

Krystine writes about decorating and home remodeling on her blog Living Pretty Styled. She set up her rustic Christmas oyster roast as part of our Holiday Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent her a mystery box of Home Depot Christmas decorations and let her work her decorating magic.

Read on for inspiration and ideas for your own rustic Christmas look.

 

Here in Charleston the weather around the holidays is unpredictable, one day you can be freezing and the next you’re at the beach. For the most part it stays fairly warm up through Christmas. We spend as much time as we can outdoors and most importantly in our backyard. We are lucky to live on over a half of an acre, so there’s plenty of room to have all friends over for weekend family fun. So, when The Home Depot asked me to participate in the Holiday Style Challenge and to use some outdoor Christmas decorations, I was over the moon!

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