Almost-Free Outdoor Project Ideas

The creators of these amazing outdoor projects saw value in discarded, ultra-cheap items and sweat equity. The result? Cozy chairs, unique container gardens, garden art, potting benches, tool sheds and more.

 

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Painting a bright “rug” on the floor and adding bright orange stools and curtains lends a party atmosphere to this deck.

 

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This chair cost $1 at a yard sale, and RMSer ltmulligan gave it a $2 paint job. Now it offers a pretty contrast to the yellow yarrow.

 

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When a neighbor tore out a deck and left the pieces on the curb, RMSer Chicago Recycler had the materials for her porch redo. She built this table out of the 2x12s (top) and 4x4s (legs), using scrap 2x4s for the supporting structure, and she gave it an antique mahogany stain. She also built the benches at each end, using a nailhead finish to secure the cushion fabric. To dress up the blank wall, she built a faux fireplace out of the scrap wood.

 

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This homeowner’s path to the backyard wound past a blank side wall of the house. To camouflage its awkwardness, he hung a simple trellis and a birdfeeder, and thereby created an instant garden nook.

 

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Galvanized cans take on a whole new life, thanks to Brian Patrick Flynn, who drilled holes in them, added casters and turned them into sleek rolling container gardens.

 

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An old dresser becomes a unique planter for a cottage chic garden. To extend its life in the garden, sand it lightly, then apply a coat of clear finish.

 

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RMSer helawrence13 paid $1 for the concrete planter at a yard sale, then with her granddaughters, collected rocks from around the yard. With the help of her husband, she created this pretty stone pedestal.

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Artistry had a hand in updating this Adirondack rocker with a custom paint job. Posted by RMSer turtle heaven.

 

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Clematis has the support it needs with this old wooden ladder. Posted by Dotsgarden

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Throwaway plastic and wood, combined with some ingenuity, were the ingredients for this cute little planter. Posted by RMSer LASG2120

 

 

 

Information Courtesy of HGTV 

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