The weather has been amazing here in Birmingham. While Frank has plenty to occupy him outside, I’ve found myself lacking in outdoor projects. We plan to move from this house by the end of June, so I’ll leave the outdoor DIY’ing to you lovely ladies. Without further ado, I give you my Outdoor DIY Mashup.
Leather Belt Curtain Fasteners - How genius is this? Window shades fastened with vintage leather belts. Combined with a raw linen, no-sew curtain, you can have window shades in just a few hours. Scour your local thrift stores for usable belts.
Pallet Sofa - Nina created a lovely Norwegian porch out of pallets and vintage crates. The simple throw covers up the pallets.
Photography by Skona Hem.
Outdoor Kitchen - As you may know, a custom outdoor kitchen can be pricy. Instead, create your own with these adorable ideas from Poppytalk on Babble.
Photography by Ana Maria for Poppytalk and Going Home to Roost.
Rub-on Letter Graphic Print - This tutorial helps you create beautiful (and modern) affordable art. Use it with durable boards and you’ll have art for each season. This would also look fantastic on reclaimed wood.
Chalkboard Pot Labels - I re-use my terra cotta pots each season, so these labels are perfect for me to switch plants in and out of each other as they grow or die.
Photography by Please Note Paper.
Twig Plant Markers - For the love of all that is holy, I can never remember where I’ve planted the oregano. These twig markers sure would make it easier, and take less than a few minutes to create.
Photography by Martha Stewart Living and Papery & Cakery.
Copper Gutter Living Wall - Need privacy? Have a partner with power tools? This living wall made out of copper gutters is perfect for you. Plant with ivy and vines to create privacy within the layers.
Easy Terrariums - Place these oh-so-cute terrariums around your outdoor space. Make them with shade plants if you have a covered porch.
Photography by Bash, Please and Martha Stewart Living.
Cement Block Planters - These numbered blocks were used as wedding centerpieces. But wouldn’t they also work well as house number planters?
Simple Shade Canopy - Made from a canvas drop cloth, this DIY shade sail creates stylish protection from the summer sun. Jazz it up even more by using fabric paint to create a pattern.