14 DIY Outdoor Furniture and Decor Ideas
Save a bundle on your outdoor space with these clever ideas for affordable decor and DIY outdoor furniture you can make yourself.
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Tackle an Outdoor Furniture Project
Whether you want to transform an old piece of furniture into an outdoor bar or turn a shipping pallet into useful outdoor seating, these DIY outdoor furniture projects can be perfect weekend activities to help you save money and retool your outdoor space.
MAKE IT: DIY Potting Bench
DIY Outdoor Storage Bench
Add extra seating to your patio or deck with this DIY outdoor bench featuring beautiful fretwork panels and hidden storage under the seat. Using minimal tools and a few supplies from the home improvement store, you can build this stunning storage bench in one weekend.
Outdoor Daybed DIY
Easy to build and inexpensive, this daybed will provide the perfect spot to read or nap in your backyard retreat.
MAKE IT: Easy DIY Hanging Daybed
A Fun Outdoor Activity Table
Use this cheerful outdoor play bench for a sand and water table or any other types of activities for hours of outdoor fun.
MAKE IT: Kids' Multipurpose Play Bench
Turn a Tree Stump Into an Outdoor Table
Turn a tree stump into an attractive sculptural oversized planter with midcentury paperclip-style legs.
DIY PVC Pipe Privacy Screen
Can’t hang curtains from your deck or patio? Get the look by making this portable privacy screen with PVC tubing and simple, inexpensive bedsheets. You can use any color sheets for this customizable project to complement your other outdoor decor.
DIY Repurposed Outdoor Potting Bench Buffet Station
Before you kick that old dresser or vanity to the curb, consider upcycling it into a vibrant multifunctional piece of outdoor furniture with storage galore!
Turn a Drab Outdoor Rug Into a Geometric Showpiece
Give a drab gray rug the color treatment with paint samples and tape. With a few colors or a lot of colors, this pattern offers infinite ways to add a punch to your patio.
Make a Modern Planter Bench
Add some sophistication to your garden or patio with this modern planter bench that provides both seating and a space for some gorgeous plants.
DIY Plant and Privacy Wall
Even if you have a small deck or patio, you can still enjoy lots of lush greenery. Take advantage of vertical space by hanging potted plants from this DIY living wall. As the plants grow, they’ll also provide privacy for your outdoor living area.
Make an Outdoor Movie Screen
Transform your backyard into an open-air movie theater with this easy DIY screen made from PVC pipes and a white sheet.
Chic Outdoor Seating for Less
Use wooden pallets to build a sturdy seat for your deck. Colorful cushions and paint brighten the look.
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.
Turn a Door Into a Porch Swing
A porch swing doesn’t have to cost a fortune. This simple DIY porch swing project uses basic 2x4s and an old door.
Transform a Vintage Piece Into a Planter and Storage Setup
This antique shaving stand finds new life as a planter and welcoming station on this front porch. Lined with plants and other decor, it make a fun entry greeting for visitors.