Articles in: Patio

DIY Outdoor Sectional with Built-In Drink Coolers and Umbrella

Posted by: on June 11th, 2015 | 11 Comments

DIY Outdoor Sectional with Built-In Drink Coolers and Umbrella

 

This DIY outdoor sectional is the most well-equipped patio furniture piece you’re going to find. Not only does it have plenty of seating, but it also has a stand for an outdoor umbrella, and, get this… built-in drink coolers!

This project comes to us from Jenna LaFevor of the DIY blog Rain on a Tin Roof. Follow her expert instructions to build this cleverly designed outdoor sectional for your own patio.

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DIY Picnic Table with Built-in Cooler

Posted by: on June 2nd, 2015 | Make A Comment

DIY Picnic Table with Built-in Cooler

What can make a DIY picnic table even more delightful? A built-in tabletop cooler bin with a replaceable cover. The plans here are for a 6-foot-long table. At the bottom of this tutorial you’ll find a link to a downloadable and printable version of the instructions.

Just follow these step-by-step instructions to build your own picnic table with a built-in cooler.

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The Artificial Grass is Always Greener on a Deck

Posted by: on May 15th, 2015 | 5 Comments

Outdoor Decor with Artificial Grass

Artificial grass turned out to be the solution when Kristin Jackson unexpectedly needed to refinish her deck. Not only did it turn out to be an easy, low maintenance way to cover the deck floor, but it also turned out to be a lush, green, barefoot-friendly way to enhance her outdoor decor.

Of course, as the talent behind the very popular DIY and decor blog The Hunted Interior, Kristin knows a thing or two about outdoor decor. She was one of the first participants in our Patio Style Challenge series with her amazing deck makeover. After a minor incident that erased some of the work she did on the deck, she’s back for a bit of a refresh. It’s what we’re calling a Patio Style Challenge Redux.  

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Planting Flowers to Add Color to a Patio Decor

Posted by: on May 14th, 2015 | 22 Comments

Planting Flowers to Add Color to a Patio Decor

Kristen Whitby of the blog Ella Claire Inspired did the hard work of her backyard makeover a while back in her Patio Style Challenge. Now it’s time to see her patio decor come to life with flowers. We’re calling this a Patio Style Challenge Redux.

See how her patio decor jumps to life with the added color and textures, in one of the easiest ways to upgrade an outdoor space there is.   

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An Easy Patio Update With Vivid, Carribean-Inspired Color

Posted by: on May 13th, 2015 | 6 Comments

An Easy Patio Update With Vivid, Carribean-Inspired Color

We loved the zen-inspired patio Camille Simmons styled for our Patio Style Challenge series. But Camille, who’s the talent behind the blog Planning Pretty, insists that something was missing and it was time for an easy patio update.

We’re not going to argue with a talented DIYer the likes of Camille, so… sure! Let’s do a patio update. We were excited to see how she could improve on the comfortable and peaceful outdoor space she designed for her (very fortunate) brother. It’s a Patio Style Challenge Redux.

Turns out her patio update really was easy, as you’re about to see. It mostly involved some spray paint a few simple items for the potting table-turned-outdoor buffet. The patio is still a lovely, peaceful spot, but with color.

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Potted Plants, Flowers Add Color to Patio Makeover

Posted by: on May 12th, 2015 | 4 Comments

Potted Plants, Flowers Add Color to Patio Makeover

With a growing family and extra outdoor living space, it was time for Amy Mikkelsen of Your Southern Peach to embark on a patio makeover.

We loved the Southern charm of her front porch decor from her previous Patio Style Challenge. She’s moved to a new home, with more outdoor space, and she’s back to show us how she’s reused the patio furniture from before on her new backyard deck. 

For this patio makeover– a Patio Style Challenge Redux– she’s added plenty of potted plants and flowers for color and texture, and gives us her tips on how best to display them. 

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Corner Bench and Flowers Add Charm to Patio

Posted by: on May 11th, 2015 | 3 Comments

Corner Bench and Flowers Add Charm to Patio

The new corner bench is the star of this patio. Gloria Lebron of I Don’t Know How She Does It! built it on her patio to give the space extra seating and a more welcoming environment. The flower planter that she included in the corner bench design certainly added to the appeal. Of course, the added corner bench seating also gives her more opportunities for her excellent patio decorating ideas.

This is Gloribel’s second Patio Style Challenge for The Home Depot Blog. Previously, she showed us how to make the most out of a very small apartment balcony, but now, she’s working with a larger outdoor design canvas in her new home. 

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Build a Paver Patio for a Backyard Upgrade

Posted by: on May 8th, 2015 | One Comment

Build a Paver Patio for a Backyard Upgrade

In her previous, renter-friendly backyard upgrade, Caitlin Kruse of Style Within Reach made excellent use of a couple of under appreciated materials: gravel and pavers. She’s back for another backyard project in our Patio Style Challenge series, and this time she puts pavers and gravel to use in building a paver patio.

To be sure, you’ll also see plenty of Caitlin’s talent for outdoor decorating. But the gravel and paver patio is the star of this show. It’s was a very cost effective way for Caitlin to expand her outdoor living space, plus she solved some annoying drainage problems in her backyard.

And best of all, it looks terrific.

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Sprucing Up the Front Porch and Patio for Spring

Posted by: on May 7th, 2015 | One Comment

Sprucing Up the Front Porch and Patio for Spring

When we last saw Chassity Evans of Look Linger Love, she was on her beautiful porch in Charleston, South Carolina entertaining friends with lunch alfresco. We love her talent for styling an outdoor space, so we’re checking in to see how she spruces up her front porch and patio once the weather warms up in spring. It’s a Patio Style Challenge Redux.  

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Container Gardening Ideas for a Patio Upgrade

Posted by: on May 7th, 2015 | One Comment

Container Gardening Ideas for a Patio Upgrade

 

It was time for a patio upgrade at Erika Ward’s house. It’s been a while since we saw her terrific family-friendly under deck patio makeover. Now the author of the design and decor blog BluLabel Bungalow is here to show us how a few simple container gardening ideas can be all you need to make even more of your outdoor space.

It’s what we’re calling a Patio Style Challenge Redux. But this time there’s no new patio furniture set. Instead, Erika works her outdoor decor magic with container gardening– including some large shrubs in lovely big planters, and smaller potted plants, too. 

As you’ll see, her gardening efforts added a ton of charm and lovely, natural atmosphere to her patio. 

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