You can spruce up your patio, deck or yard all by yourself if you are not afraid of getting creative. Below are some inspirational ideas you can implement in your home and they range from small and easy to intricate and more involved but you can be sure they will all be worth your while.
A perky palette of pallets
Wooden pallets are not only easy to come by but are cheap as well. Most businesses just give them away. You can use them as building blocks for a coffee table, and it can stay out all year round since it is low maintenance. You can stack two of them for height and colour them whatever colour you like.
If you have a store bought a potting bench, you can use it as an outdoor serving station. You can use sections of lattice to fill in the back and sides and paint them a colour that matches.
All types of fences are functional, regardless of their size and simplicity. Even the simple ones delineate your yard from the neighbours. You can take the fence to another level by colouring the planks with different colours and adding gutter gardens aloft. You can use cheap vinyl gutters for shallow plants and paint them a nice colour. This will be an easy and almost instant garden.
Some of the most beautiful stepping stones are those made of suzani style and what makes them completely easy to make is that they are not painted, they are made with fabric.
A table that rocks or one of the rocks
You can create your outdoor table, and it can be rustic or glamorous in any way you like. You can use a heavy duty hairpin fencing to create a cylinder and use some wires and pliers to secure it in place. You can then set the cylinder near a seating arrangement then fill it with river rocks. Once done with a nice arrangement, you can place a tempered glass table top to complete the assembly.
Bag of greens
If you have cardboard boxes and even salvaged burlap bags, they can easily be turned into mini gardens that can soon be brimming with tomatoes and herbs. All you have to do is split the bags and sew them, so they fit the box. You can then line up the box with a plastic garbage bag to ensure there are no leaks then add potting mix and plant.
Window box brightener
If you have a salvaged shutter and screw it to a window box. You can first paint it any colour of choice, screw it in place and lovely plant flowers.
A bubbly water fountain in the backyard simply has to be one of the most refreshing things. To make it even more appealing to you, it will draw birds, drawn out street noises and you will get butterflies in the garden. You can get the supplies to make up at garden stores, and you can be sure it will be well worth it.