Recycled Hardscaping

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

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October 28, 2019

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Upcycled Outdoor Buffet

Add buffet style entertaining to your outdoor space with a repurposed dresser and mirror set turned into a sideboard. This old wooden dresser and attached vanity mirror were updated with mint green exterior paint, and the mirror was swapped with pegboard to keep essentials within arm's reach.

Upcycle a Hutch Into an Outdoor Bar and Buffet

Have an old hutch or cabinet at home that’s just collecting dust? Turn it into a beverage and food station for your outdoor entertaining area. Add a mini fridge and wine glass racks, and you’ll have yourself a multifunctional piece of furniture for serving and storage in no time.

Upcycled Vintage Piano Stool Serves as a Side Table for an Outdoor Space

Because a piano stool is shorter than your average side table, designer Monica Stewart decorated this vintage stool with a tall flower arrangement of bright lilies to add visual height and a burst of color.

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

DIY Wasp Catcher Made From a Wine Bottle

Upcycle a wine bottle into a wasp catcher to improve your outdoor entertaining area.

Upcycled Shutter Screen Provides Privacy for Patio

Creating a sense of enclosure in your outdoor room will make it feel like a secluded oasis. Use a privacy screen to block a bad view or nosey neighbors. Upcycle some old shutters and a few hinges into a folding partition.

Upcycled Pallets

Even pallets can be transformed into planters to grow vegetables. Here broccoli, lettuce and parsley thrive.

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