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How to Create a Concrete Table Top for Your Patio Table

Posted by: on July 23rd, 2015 | Make A Comment

How to Create a Concrete Table Top for Your Patio Table

How to Create a Concrete Table Top for Your Patio Table

 

It’s quite common to replace the top of a patio table. Less common is creating a concrete table top for replacement. It’s pretty easy to do, though, and you’ll have a durable and attractive top for your patio table.

Courtney West, of the blog Our Alabama Life, has the tutorial. Just follow the step-by-step instructions to create your own concrete table top.

 

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Unique DIY String Light Poles with Concrete Base

Posted by: on July 22nd, 2015 | Make A Comment

Unique DIY String Light Poles with Concrete Base

These DIY string light poles are extra sturdy and they look unlike any string light poles we’ve seen, with tree trunks taking the place of wooden or metal poles in the concrete bases. 

Jessica Gregg, one of the three “Sorelle Sisters” of J. Sorelle, created these string light poles for our Cement DIY Challenge– with concrete being an important ingredient in the project. The lights are a lovely addition to her rustic and nature-inspired patio decor. 

If you don’t have Aspen tree trunks, you can certainly use regular wooden or metal poles. You can also use these concrete bases for volleyball nets, tether ball poles, umbrella stands, or anything of that sort.

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions to create your own string light poles, and take inspiration from the rest of Jessica’s patio decorating ideas. 

 

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DIY Sunburst Painted Picnic Table

Posted by: on July 6th, 2015 | 2 Comments

DIY Sunburst Painted Picnic Table

This painted picnic table project can turn your table into the focal point of your backyard or patio. All it takes is some spray paint and a little creativity.

We’ll show you how we added this sunburst pattern onto our wooden picnic table with spray paint. Of course, you can choose your own paint colors and create a design of your own. This tutorial will show you how to get started.

Just follow our step-by-step instructions for your own fun, colorful painted picnic table. 

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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 | 6 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 | 23 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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