If you follow me on Pinterest, you might have noticed that I’ve gone on a bit of an outdoor living binge. We moved at the end of last summer and didn’t have much time to get our backyard set up in a way that functions for us before the weather turned (brutally) cold. Now that we’ve had some warm days and the girls have finally been spending more time outside, I’m itching to work on our yard and set up a space that will allow us to comfortably enjoy fresh air all summer long.
Last summer, we (and by we I mean my husband, father-in-law, and brother) took down the old, broken above ground pool that was in the yard. We’re left with a big, sandy open space. I have visions of turning this space into a little patio where we can have a bunch of seating and—eventually—a fire pit.
I’m loving the idea of bright, cheery pops of color surrounded by tons of plants and some fun spots for the kids. I want affordable (possibly DIY) seating that will let us to hang out with friends while the kids do their thing.
So let’s dig into to some of the inspiration I’ve rounded up…
gorgeous bohemian patio makeover / Justina Blakeney
DIY kids hideaway / The Handmade Home
pretty rugs on a round rock patio / Jeffrey Gardens
bright colors and a DIY pallet table / BHG
DIY rustic rock table / BHG
mud pie station for the kids / My Small Potatoes
DIY canopy / Karin Lidbeck-Brent
lattice panels for privacy / Listotic
floor seating inspiration / Honestly WTF
cement block bench / The Garden Glove
The more I look through photos of outdoor spaces, the more excited I get to get serious. My biggest hurdle? Budget. You know this momma is cheap. I want to do things as cost effective as possible, while keeping things low maintenance and functional.