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Small Outdoor Patio Ideas + Our Patio Makeover Reveal
THESE SIMPLE OUTDOOR PROJECTS WILL HELP YOU TO CREATE THE PATIO OF YOUR DREAMS ON A DIY BUDGET
It’s that time y’all! Outdoor patio reveal day & I am so excited I could wet my plants (I can’t help myself ?). This makeover might just be my favorite one yet! The patio is made up of a whole bunch of different types of DIY projects & I think that’s why I loved it so much. It was challenging to find budget savvy solutions for things that I really wanted & honestly y’all I feel like we nailed it!
Can you believe that this patio wasn’t even really on our 2020 home project to-do list? The inspiration really stemmed from our DIY $15 outdoor planters & just kinda spiraled into a longing for a cozy outdoor oasis! But when you have a teeny tiny budget you have to get creative.
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Let’s take a peek at what we were working with:
Besides the adorable pup, it was pretty blah. The patio stored our grill, random coolers, & plastic chairs. It was builder grade basic but I had a dream of a space that would be perfect for outdoor dinners at sunset, a cozy place to have a morning coffee & watch Eli play in the yard. So like I do with every project, I created a design board filled with my hopes & dreams for
Wanna see if we got close? Of course you do thats why you’re here!
I mean so much better right?!
The first project I took on in the quest for a beautiful outdoor patio was transforming this bench that someone left on the side of the road! Did you see how it looked before? It got completely revamped with new paint, a no-sew outdoor cushion, & new finals because the old ones were a little chewed ?
Outdoor Bench Makeover + No-Sew Cushion
Once the bench was taken care of I moved onto some DIY budget savvy lanterns. Can you believe this pair only cost me $3 & 1 hour to make?! They were the perfect nap time DIY & look just like the ones from Target I desperately wanted but couldn’t quite afford.
They look even better at sunset with my favorite flameless candles glow.
$3 Outdoor Lanterns Tutorial
The biggest project of this outdoor patio makeover was definitely this DIY outdoor dining table & bench! Outdoor furniture is expensive yall & a new table & bench were not in the budget so we had to endure the heat & build it ourselves. And we did for $150 & two days!
If you follow along with us on Instagram you know It took me longer to pick stain color than it did to build the table. I went against popular opinion & chose Pecan, probably my favorite design decision of the project!
Build Your Own Beginner-Friendly Outdoor Table & Bench Here!
This patio makeover also had its share of fails & that’s okay because that’s just how the concrete crumbles sometimes ? Crumble is literally what our first attempt at a DIY concrete planter box did, but we nailed it our second try & learned a lot along the way.
What Not To Do When Making A Concrete Planter
Can you spot the project made completely out of scrap wood? Yep, my hanging wall planter! Isn’t she beautiful?
One thing I know for sure & its that this wall planter definitely doesn’t
Hanging Wall Planter
The icing on the cake for this project is these outdoor curtains & lights! You won’t believe the trick I used to get them all for under $50! It might be my best money saving hack yet!!
Scrap Wood Planter Box
Honestly I just cant believe its finished! This little outdoor patio feels like a vacation but costs way way way less! The hot days were definitely worth it & I cant wait to host family dinners & have date night ins on this cozy patio.
I will link all my sources for you below plus leave me any questions & let me know what your favorite part of our small outdoor patio reveal is!
Pin This For Later!
- Outdoor Rug
- Outdoor Chairs
- Similar Outdoor Bench
- String Lights
- Concrete Planter (Inspiration)
- Wooden Lanterns (Inspiration)
- Outdoor Fan
- Outdoor Dining Table (Inspiration)
- Sheer Curtains
- Wine Glasses
- Wooden Salad Plates
- My favorite White Plate Set
- Terra Cotta Pots
- Side Table