Articles in: Patio

Pipe and Drop Cloth Outdoor Curtains with Nautical Tie Backs

Posted by: on August 13th, 2015 | Make A Comment

Pipe and Drop Cloth Outdoor Curtains with Nautical Tie Backs

These outdoor curtains are made from a drop cloth and hung on an industrial pipe curtain rod. Caitlin Ketcham of DIY blog  Desert Domicile created the curtains to give her back porch a breezy cabana look.

This was part of her recent backyard makeover for The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series.

Here is her easy tutorial for the outdoor curtains and pipe curtain rod. Caitlin also shows how she the nautical tie backs from rope.

 

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How to Install String Lights on a Porch

Posted by: on August 12th, 2015 | One Comment

How to Install String Lights

 

Catlin Ketcham’s recent backyard makeover for The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series featured several DIY projects. Caitlin’s the designer and blogger behind Desert Domicile. She wanted to enjoy the romantic glow of string lights on her newly decorated back porch. Here she shows us how she decorated her porch with string lights in a sturdy and very attractive way.

 

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How to Install a Ceiling Fan

Posted by: on August 11th, 2015 | One Comment

How to Install a Ceiling Fan

 

Catlin Ketcham’s recent backyard makeover for The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series featured several DIY projects. Caitlin’s the designer and blogger behind Desert Domicile, and here she has a tutorial showing how to install a ceiling fan. 

 

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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 | 2 Comments

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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