FORTY awesome DIY outdoor projects for your home exterior and backyard!
I’m back with 40 more awesome outdoor DIY projects today. I put the call out to my blog friends and they answered with a TON of great ideas for outside.
The weather is warming up and I have a BIG list of outdoor projects I want to tackle this year. Until then, I mixed in some of my favorite past exterior projects in this list as well.
But it would also look great out back — it could double as a drink or food holder as well. Or even a side table or nightstand inside!
I don’t always love a painted brick makeover, but this one is a stunner and made such a big difference.
I love the sound of walking on pea gravel. It’s so soothing to me. 🙂
They’d look great hanging from a fence or pergola, or just sitting around a patio!
I mean…I wouldn’t say no to it. 😂 My dream would be to have a little potting shed one day!
These stone raised gardens have softer, more organic lines.
If you’re looking for big planters at a good price…well, good luck. Ha! This is a great idea using buckets to create outdoor planters:
Do you have a big empty wall on the outside of your home? Diane’s modern wood slat wall is super sharp:
Saying “sharp” makes me feel like my mother. 😂
This is another one I may try — putting permanent poles in the ground for a hammock:
We have a metal stand that falls apart when we move it so this would work so much better!
Keep in mind they need more water in planters than in the ground — and I plant mine in the ground in the fall instead of bringing them in.
Because we don’t have any mature trees around the patio, we used cement filled planters to hold our outdoor string lights:
But we added a secondary method of securing them so they hold the heavy string lights! The bonus is you can still use these as flower planters.
I love this little stair step flower planter idea that would be great for herbs as well:
What a great knock off for this concrete outdoor side table — for a TON less!:
If you have a brick house you’re thinking of painting, this is a great brick limewash tutorial:
There’s something about a white porch with black accents…I love it!
Cassie’s DIY chicken coop was too cute not to share:
Just look at their bright blue house! Love it! This makes me want chickens.
Fill them with wave petunias that will spill out with tons of color. This is another great way to grow herbs.
I adore the purple floral accents — red and purple have always been a favorite combo of mine when it comes to plants.
Love her use of bright, fun colors!
And now I want a root cellar! This turned into such a lovely spot! (You have to see the before pics to see how far it’s come.)
She shares all the steps for the structure and the sign in the post.
I mean, come ON! Check out her post for more photos and the materials they used.
What a great space to get away or for the kids to hang out. It feels like a little cabin in her backyard!
Karah took advantage of a gorgeous view on their rooftop deck and created a comfy pallet bed:
Oh my goodness, can you imagine? How cool is that?
I LOVE Heather’s back porch reveal:
She had me at twinkling lights at dusk.
I thought this outdoor idea was SO SMART – Marie used some old louvered doors to hide their trash cans:
Awesome, right? And I love her little added touch of the bird houses at the top of each post. 🙂 This would also be a great way to camouflage the air conditioner unit.
Pam gives a great tutorial on this Pottery Barn-inspired outdoor table:
Gardens are on my mind and I loved Laura’s raised garden bed:
We have lots of critters that grab my veggies — I’ll wait till a tomato is just about ready to pick and go out and it will be gone. 🙂 I love this idea of the doors to keep them out!
Have you tried any of these at your house? Be sure to check out the first 20 exterior projects here!