Even though the weather is chilly right now, we’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of making over our patio when things warm up. We haven’t decided the extent to which we want to overhaul it yet, so we’ve just been on the lookout for helpful tutorials that will help us make smaller aesthetic changes and larger structural ones until we can side which direction we actually want to take things in! We were quite pleased indeed to see just how many useful tutorials there were online when we really got down to searching.
Just in case you’re feeling about as enthusiastic as we are, if not more, about the idea of making some great DIY changes to your patio, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!
1. Easy and inexpensive outdoor bench
Is the number one thing your patio is lacking outdoor seating? Well, there are plenty of plastic or wicker chairs you can buy, but we’d always rather make something ourselves whenever we can. That’s why this simple and inexpensive bench, which would be a chance to practice our budding woodworking skills, caught our eye so well. Get the full details for making one of your own on Jenwood House!
2. DIY vertical wall planter
If you’re still quite interested in the idea of practicing a bit of woodworking on your patio but you’re also convinced that the space needs a bit more greenery more than anything, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how The Handyman’s Daughter built this rather simple vertical planter wall with storage space in its base for whatever you please (or even more plants).
3. DIY mud cloth painted planter
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about DIY planters because more greenery is precisely what your patio needs, but you’d like something a little more colourful and eye catching than what you saw above? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Jenwood House made this beautiful mud cloth painted planter that looks like a whole lot of fun and would suit in any colour you please!
4. West Elm inspired wooden plant stands
Perhaps you’ve already got a few planters that you have set out but you find that they don’t sit flat on the stone of your patio and you’re always worried they’ll rock over and break? Well, maybe some stabilizing plant stands are what you need! We love the way Hey There Home skipped the brand name prices by making (and outlining) their own version of a wooden plant stand they once saw at West Elm.