Tag: outdoor room

Furnished pergola

Outdoor Living: Decorate a Backyard Room

We turned a neglected pergola into a sweet little hideaway shaded by an apple tree that’s a perfect spot to entertain or sit and watch kids play. The…

Enclosed patio

Outdoor Living: Create a Backyard Retreat

Flex your DIY skills and fashion an outdoor oasis this weekend. Paved floors, perky plantings and salvaged accents make for a pretty backyard getaway. Before, this small, neglected…

Deck overall

Outdoor Rooms: A Jazzy Deck Makeover

You’ll love what a comfy deck can do for your state of mind. Who can fret when surrounded by fresh, summery colors, plump cushions, and pink lemonade? With…

Screen Porch dining area

Outdoor Living: A 3-Season Porch Makeover

Like others in its 1970s suburban neighborhood, this home featured a tacked-on, three-season porch that was uninviting and underused. We quickly transformed the space by repurposing furnishings and updating materials, all wrapped…

Shed with shutters

Building a Garden Shed: Filling in the Blanks

In a weekend, a pergola and patio is born. With our custom-built shed finished, we turned our attention to the empty space between the shed and garage.  …

Crate collage

DIY Garden Ideas: Easy Crate and Pallet Projects

Wood crates and shipping pallets are often free for the asking. See how a little elbow grease and ingenuity can turn these raw materials into fab accents for…

Painted pallet coffee table

DIY Garden Ideas: Make a Coffee Table with Pallets

Give your home or garden an additional layer of rustic charm with an easy table project made from salvaged pallets.   So you’re inspired to make something for…

Shed and garden

Garden tour: A Salvage-Rich Landscape

Part gardener, part decorative-paint distributer, and 100 percent junker, Karla Ritchey specializes in turning her McKinney, Texas, landscape into a garden festooned with flea market and salvage treasures….

Covered crate footstool

Crate Ideas: DIY Furnishings for a Garden Room

Use vintage and handmade crates as repurposed furnishings to add character to your porch, deck, or patio.   A crate made from pallet slats fashions a sturdy base…

Outdoor Living: An Instant Patio Makeover

Even the most uninspiring concrete slab can become a lively and welcoming outdoor room overnight with a cheerful infusion of color, character, and comfort. Talk about a blank…