This is a project I have waited since last summer to put my little DIY hands on, mainly because it was my boyfriends house and I didn't want to intrude. OBVIOUSLY that is not the case anymore. :)
The doors leaning against the house were the old barn/garage doors that we were hoping to sell but nobody ever got back to us. they took up A LOT of space and would have been super awkward to burn without cutting them up or tearing them apart... and boy were they HEAVY! Underneath those doors was a pile of 2x4's and 100ft of hose. I don't have much money for projects so I try to get by doing them as cheap as I can and I'm proud to say that this makeover cost us $80 and after we get an umbrella and stand it will be under $200!
Here are a few before(ish) photos
Luckily we had these bad boys on the patio so we didn't have to move them too far. First we had to tilt them onto the table to cut the bottoms off. Since my amazing boyfriend is handy thanks to his dad, he decided it would be best to nail a board to the bottom to help keep the boards from going where they shouldn't.
Next the walls went up! We (Chris and Angus) held the walls up and hammered them closer to the wall of the house and then screwed them to the side of the house.
**Be careful doing this because it will put holes in the siding! We don't care about that because the siding needs to be replaced anyways.**
Make sure if you have a spigot for a hose to cut a space for it! :) (here you can also see the board that we attached to the bottom)
After a slight break Angus helped me move all 10 of the cinder blocks to the patio and arrange them while Chris cut the boards to make a bench!
Here is the patio before we put the table back. The bench and walls are finished and then we used a garden stirrup to get all of the weeds out of the cracks. I hung up some lights and headed off to make some pillows for the bench!
I used some different scrap fabrics to make 6 pillows. Instead of going and buying bags of stuffing I just went to the store and got cheap pillows. (because they are pretty much a bag of stuffing right? lol)
Here it is at night. The solar lights are just dim enough where they don't attract a lot of bugs and i also have a wine bottle torch on the table filled with citronella to help keep bugs away.