Make Your Summer Seriously Awesome With These 20 Backyard Upgrades


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It's a scientific fact that no one wants to have the crappy backyard when summer rolls around.

Trust me. It's true. Even if you're not big on entertaining, throwing a backyard barbecue is never a bad time, and there's nothing quite like plopping down with a good book in your outdoor oasis after a long day at work.

That being said, complete overhauls a la HGTV are usually too expensive and too time consuming for most people to bother with. If you have a little wiggle room for some simple backyard upgrades, however, here's a bit of inspiration to get you started!

1. Add some flare to your patio with latex paint.

<a href="https://www.abeautifulmess.com/2013/07/elsies-painted-patio-tiles-.html" target="_blank">Add some flare</a> to your patio with latex paint.

A Beautiful Mess

2. Put your flowers on display in the cutest way possible by turning lightbulbs into hanging vases.

Put your flowers on display in the cutest way possible by <a href="https://www.shelterness.com/cute-diy-light-bulb-vases/" target="_blank">turning lightbulbs</a> into hanging vases.

Shelterness

3. Guide the way with rope lights.

Guide the way with rope lights.

Ozzu

4. Help the kids add character to your space by installing a chalkboard on the fence!

Help the kids add character to your space by installing a chalkboard on the fence!

Handmade HQ

5. Build a natural hideaway.

Build a <a href="https://joyfultoddlers.blogspot.com/2011/06/time-to-play-outside.html" target="_blank">natural hideaway</a>.

Joyful Toddlers

6. Bring the beach to you!

Bring the <a href="https://www.sunset.com/garden/landscaping-design/how-to-make-backyard-beach" target="_blank">beach</a> to you!

Sunset

7. Repurpose an old chandelier by turning it into an elegant bird feeder.

<a href="https://homeiswheretheboatis.net/2013/02/18/for-the-birds-repurposed-chandelier-feeder/" target="_blank">Repurpose</a> an old chandelier by turning it into an elegant bird feeder.

Home Is Where The Boat Is

8. Add interest to your yard and master low-maintenance gardening with an adorable wagon garden.

Add interest to your yard and master low-maintenance gardening with an adorable <a href="https://www.hometalk.com/4666049/q-gardening-ideas-planter-vintage-wagon-fall-ideas-rustic" target="_blank">wagon garden</a>.

Hometalk / Trash Find Redesigned

9. Create stepping stones out of leaves and concrete.

<a href="https://ths.gardenweb.com/discussions/2566058/rhubarb-leaf-stepping-stones" target="_blank">Create stepping stones</a> out of leaves and concrete.

The Garden Web

10. Install coolers in your patio table.

<a href="https://www.remodelaholic.com/build-patio-table-ice-boxes/" target="_blank">Install coolers</a> in your patio table.

Remodelaholic

11. Galvanized tubs + tall grass = sweet, sweet privacy.

Galvanized tubs + tall grass = sweet, sweet <a href="https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/176884/" target="_blank">privacy</a>.

Dave's Garden

12. Host a movie night and wow your guests with this DIY outdoor movie screen.

Host a movie night and wow your guests with this DIY <a href="https://www.running-w-scissors.com/2013/07/diy-outdoor-movie-screen_12.html?m=1" target="_blank">outdoor movie screen</a>.

Running With Scissors

13. Take in all the backyard bliss by building your own pergola and chillin' on a hammock.

Take in all the backyard bliss by <a href="https://dfohome.com/blog/2015/10/how-to-build-a-diy-pergola-hammock-stand-in-a-weekend-for-under-200/?pp=0" target="_blank">building your own pergola</a> and chillin' on a hammock.

DFO Home

14. Add ambiance with these DIY light poles.

Add ambiance with these DIY <a href="https://cityfarmhouse.com/2015/06/diy-outdoor-light-poles.html" target="_blank">light poles</a>.

City Farmhouse

15. Maximize seating space with a curved fire pit bench.

<a href="https://www.abeautifulmess.com/2014/10/build-your-own-curved-fire-pit-bench.html" target="_blank">Maximize seating space</a> with a curved fire pit bench.

A Beautiful Mess

16. Three words: pallet swing bed.

Three words: <a href="https://themerrythought.com/diy/diy-pallet-swing-bed/" target="_blank">pallet swing bed</a>.

The Merry Thought

17. Impress just about everyone who comes over by making a glass waterfall.

Impress just about everyone who comes over by <a href="https://diyprojects.ideas2live4.com/2015/12/15/how-to-build-a-glass-waterfall-for-your-backyard/" target="_blank">making a glass waterfall</a>.

Ideas 2 Live 4

18. Cover that ugly air conditioner.

<a href="https://designdininganddiapers.com/2016/05/diy-ac-unit-cover/" target="_blank">Cover</a> that ugly air conditioner.

Designing, Dining, and Diapers

19. Make your own outdoor entertaining space in under two weeks!

Make your own <a href="https://www.lowes.com/creative-ideas/porch-deck-and-patio/platform-deck/project" target="_blank">outdoor entertaining space</a> in under two weeks!

Lowe's

20. Turn an old door into an outdoor bar station.

Turn an old door into an <a href="https://findinghomefarms.com/upcycled-vintage-door-beverage-bar-station/" target="_blank">outdoor bar station</a>.

Finding Home Farms

If you'll excuse me, I have a date with a pallet swing bed. Happy summer, friends!

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