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.** 
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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)
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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!
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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!

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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)
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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.

 


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05/12/2016 2:35am

Thank you for your sharing. Making boring patio into attracting is a interesting process.

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04/20/2017 6:43am

You guys are resourceful. You are able to do a revamp of the patio without spending too much money. This patio is the best place to do barbecue or drink with your family and friends. It's a good place to do outdoor activities especially during summer season. It can accommodate many guests.

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Crafty By Nature
04/26/2017 6:56pm

Thank you very much! I will be posting another soon! :)

05/12/2016 2:41am

Thank you for your sharing. Patio is a outdoor portion of home it adds more beauty of a home.

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06/07/2016 6:36am

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06/15/2016 9:26am

I have visited few people's houses and i realized that they don't care about the exteriors of their homes and it looks very ugly outside their houses. But i believe that its not so cool and we can do so many nice things with the out side area of our house to make it attractive. These pictures are excellent because they gives us a nice idea to decorate our homes exteriors.

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09/22/2016 9:59am

This project looks very nice! Have you finished it at summer?

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Crafty By Nature
04/26/2017 6:57pm

Yes i finished it and my next smaller post will be my Herb garden i added to the empty space where the doors couldnt cover

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    Caroline Rose

    I am a work-at-home mom! I love using my craft skills to come up with ways to better not only my budget but also help the environment. It is my goal here to help anyone who wants to be able to stay at home with their family or even just help the environment to do so! I will be posting things like activities you can do with your little one (or as a family), my hand sewn projects, dinner ideas and even homemade versions (ones i have tried anyways)!


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