Category: Outdoor Living

Transforming a Pre-Fabricated Tuff Shed Into a Solar-Powered Workshop

Ben Uyeda of HomeMade Modern, an experienced DIYer and architect, considered building a solar-powered workshop from scratch. However, building a shed from scratch is labor intensive. Find out how Ben customized his pre-fabricated Tuff Shed into a solar-powered workshop. Transforming a Pre-Fabricated Tuff Shed Into a Solar-Powered Workshop I love designing and building. I wanted to... The …

Towering Timbers, A Block Stacking Game

Timbering Towers, a DIY oversized block stacking game is perfect for entertaining guests during barbecues and friends on game day. Jen Woodhouse of The House of Wood designed this DIY giant outdoor block stacking game–Timbering Towers–and accompanying storage crate to make it easy to bring along for tailgating. All you’ll need is some studs lumber, common hardware... The …

DIY Ladder Golf Game for Cookouts and Tailgates

This DIY ladder golf game will provide plenty of fun at tailgates and cookouts. Jennifer Largesse of Build Basic created this DIY project using lumber, rope and golf balls. DIY Ladder Golf Game In my family, yard games are a staple at every cookout. The games need to be sturdy enough to take a beating, though, and... The …

Wooden Star Decoration for the Fourth of July

These Fourth of July wooden star decorations are a great way to dress up your front door, backyard deck or fireplace mantel. Alexi Politis of Seeking Alexi, takes you through the project, step by step, and offers a few tips to make the wooden star project go smoothly. I made three wooden star decorations for my The …

Wooden Star Decoration for the Fourth of July

These Fourth of July wooden star decorations are a great way to dress up your front door, backyard deck or fireplace mantel. Alexi Politis of Seeking Alexi, takes you through the project, step by step, and offers a few tips to make the wooden star project go smoothly. I made three wooden star decorations for my The …

Patio Privacy Makeover with Pergola

Courtney Clymer of Lifestyled Atlanta liked her patio, but it was time for some improvements, especially in the area of patio privacy. She added a lovely privacy screen, along with a new pergola, and a new patio set, and the space is transformed. Patio Privacy Makeover with Pergola A functional and pretty outdoor space is so important The …

Bottom to Top Blue Deck Makeover

The blue color scheme of this backyard deck is so soothing and sophisticated. Keeping the blue color scheme consistent from the outdoor umbrella, to the patio set, to the outdoor carpet was made possible by having enough outdoor decor options. Kelly Rowe of Live Laugh Rowe styled her blue deck makeover with comfort and function in The …

Four Elements for a Budget-Friendly Patio Refresh

The one thing better than a patio refresh is a budget-friendly patio refresh. Alma Arrietta, who writes the blog Almafied, knows a thing or two about keeping things affordable. She also knows how to make a space, indoor or outdoor, look terrific. Alma breaks her own budget-friendly patio refresh down to four simple elements. Budget-Friendly Patio The …