Recycled Hardscaping

Repurposed materials and found objects helped create these stylish outdoor spaces.

Plan B: Potting Station

This nifty conversion of a redwood picnic table and benches resulted in an attractive potting bench. Fence boards form the back and sides. Posted by RMSer McVaris

Trash to Treasure

RMSer Dezignr reclaimed an outdoor bamboo rug from his neighbor's trash pile and put the finishing touch on this very inviting outdoor room.

Window Wall

Using frames she made or got for free, RMSer lizzypitts created a colorful landscape screen that will serve as a support for climbing vines. She spent $60 on primer, paint, chain and hardware supplies.

Repurposed Playhouse

This utilitarian garden shed came by its whimsical look honestly: It used to be a playhouse. The conversion occurred after the child left for college. Designed by Robin LaMonte

New Life for Concrete Slab

This inviting outdoor space was created from the remnants of an old carport. The existing concrete slab was sliced into strips, then stacked to form a corner bench and raised koi pond. Planting beds fill the holes in the new hardscape. Designed by Stephanie Bartron

Solid Storage

RMSer moose13 built this handsome lean-to shed from recycled lumber.

Backyard Watering Spot

An old shed is now a comfy and inviting outdoor bar in RMSer Laux Rider's yard.

A Well-Lit Sitting Room

An old greenhouse is now a beautiful outdoor retreat, thanks to a considerable amount of sweat equity spent replacing rotted wood, putting in a recycled-wood floor and cleaning the extensive amount of glass. "Each pane was cleaned three times — 350 panes," says RMSer yvettemaui.

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