Outdoor furniture can be very expensive if you purchase it new. Today I am sharing 48 cheap and easy DIY Outdoor Furniture Ideas that you can do to update and upgrade your outdoor space.
It’s no secret, I love a good DIY project. I get a sense of satisfaction from building or altering something to make it beautiful and purposeful for my home.
More than once my Mom has said to me “why don’t you just buy new?” And my answer to that is why buy new and spend a bunch of money when I can take what I already have, or something inexpensive, and make it look new! I save so much money!!!
This has been my mindset for most things in my home. Today I want to share with you some amazing DIY projects that you can do to make your home amazing without spending a ton of money.
DIY Outdoor Furniture Ideas
Take a broken patio table and give it new life with paint and wood!
How to Turn a Potting Bench into a Party Cart
With the weather getting warmer, backyard party season is upon us and this is the perfect party cart for holding all your drinks, cups, ice, and chips and dip at your next party. It started out as a potting bench and I’m showing you How to Turn a Potting Bench into a Party Cart with just a few easy steps.
DIY Wire Basket Outdoor Table
When you need outdoor decor on a tight budget you create your own like this DIY Wire Basket Outdoor Table. It’s perfect as a side table on our back porch this summer!
DIY Extra Large Modern Picnic Table
Have you ever tried to find a nice and sturdy picnic table, fit for a large family, plus guests, that will look good, last a long time, and won’t break the bank? It ain’t easy! That's why I decided to build one and am sharing all the details here fo you!
How to Restore Bamboo Furniture (Protect + Repair Rattan)
Beautiful Ladder Planter Vertical Garden
Outdoor Chaise Lounge Chair with Adjustable Back
Ultimate Hammock Chair Stand with Pergola Top
DIY Umbrella Side Table
Outdoor Folding Picnic Table Build Plans
Rolling Grill Side Cart with Storage
Outdoor Lounge Chair Build Plans
Wood Picnic Table Plans
Outdoor Kitchen Island Build Plans
Easy DIY Kids Patio Chairs
It officially feels like summer at our house. And now that we are spending most of our time outside, we needed a bit more seating for our patio. Since we are loving our outdoor sofa, I decided to make some kids chairs to match.
Slatted Outdoor Sofa Build Plans
How to make a Pallet Daybed
My sister asked if I would be able to make her a pallet daybed for her entertainment area. She wanted the daybed to be big enough for 2 people to sit comfortably on and wanted it to be sturdy. Her entertainment area is sheltered but when we get heavy rain it does get wet. That is why she chose to have the daybed made from pallets.
How to build a DIY modern outdoor sectional couch
This DIY modern outdoor sectional couch is perfect for summer evenings with friends or winter evenings around the fire. The modern design is simple and functional and saves hundreds of dollars compared to buying one online.
How to make a Pallet Wall Bar
A Pallet Wall bar that you can mount on the wall to have drinks and snacks close by.
How to make a Patio cooler
I have seen so many of these patio coolers on Pinterest An I always loved them. They were made using an old esky/cooler box and I wanted to try and make my own.
Backyard Update: DIY Outdoor Couch (An inexpensive pallet project!)
We are finally to the fun decorating stage of our backyard makeover; which brings us to this pallet project tutorial for our DIY outdoor couch!
How to make a trough table
This table was one of the freebies I was given. I had no idea at first what to do with it because the top was so damaged and the end had been cut off. But it was such a good size I decided to make a trough table out of it.
DIY Farmhouse Table (FREE farmhouse table plans!)
Make a DIY farmhouse table to bring some farmhouse charm to your home or patio (can also be a beautiful outdoor farmhouse table!)
DIY Bench - Extra seating for your home or porch!
We have an ever expanding need for seating in our home, so we decided to build a versatile DIY bench. It’s new home is on our front porch, but we’ve used it in our dining room and on our back patio.
Making an Old Door Table
This table is made up of an old door from a friend of mine and plumbing conduit that my husband configured for the base. It serves as the perfect patio table.
DIY Outdoor Chairs for Porch
How to update a front porch with DIY wood chairs stained with Behr Premium Waterproof Stain-Semi Transparent in Cordovan Brown.
DIY Cinder Block Bench: Cute Outdoor Seating
How To Restore Wooden Outdoor Furniture
If you have any wooden outdoor furniture that has seen better days, this post is for you!
DIY Outdoor Table Ideas With Concrete Cinder Blocks
Make this quick and beautiful DIY outdoor table with concrete cinder blocks for your patio. Simple DIY outdoor table designs with a chic, industrial look at a fraction of the cost of typical outdoor furniture.
DIY Headboard Bench (super easy repurpose!)
Hi Friends!! I’m sharing my very first ever DIY Headboard Bench with y’all today. This was a fun little project that anyone can do.
Simple DIY Outdoor Bench (thrifty project – recycled wood)
Use old wood to create your very own DIY outdoor bench!
How To Make An Outdoor Tile Coffee Table
Here is an easy outdoor tile coffee table you can make using 2 by 4’s, leftover tiles, a circulating saw, and deck nails.
DIY Outdoor Table Plans
As part of my mom’s patio update, we built this easy DIY outdoor table. I know a lot of people get intimidated by dining tables because of their size, but this project really is pretty straightforward. There aren’t any angles to cut, so it’s a great beginner-friendly table.
DIY Outdoor Chair (with a slanted back)
Make these comfortable DIY Outdoor Chairs with the comfort of having a slanted back.
Simple DIY Outdoor Side Table Plans
We built this easy outdoor side table as part of a quick back patio refresh we did at my mom’s house.
The Comfiest DIY Outdoor Sofa Plans (Beginner-Friendly!)
If you’ve been looking for DIY outdoor sofa plans with a slanted back, you’re in luck! This outdoor couch was designed to be COMFY (and also pretty considering it’s a Pottery Barn knock-off).
DIY Outdoor Bar Cart (With Ice Storage)!
When we were designing this outdoor bar cart for my mom’s patio, we knew it needed to be large enough for entertaining and have a spot for some ice storage.
How To Paint Metal Patio Furniture
Paint is the easiest and cheapest way to update your old furniture. Which is why I decided to spray paint my boring beige patio table and chairs as part of my deck makeover. Learning how to paint outdoor metal furniture has definitely had a big impact on my outdoor decor.
DIY Outdoor Table with Free Plans • Craving Some Creativity
Enjoy the warm, beautiful weather with family and friends this summer with this budget saving diy outdoor table. We show you how to build this herringbone patio table with step-by-step instructions, free plans, alternatives, and handy list of tools.
Repurposed Electric Spool Table!
I have been making a few decorating changes to the deck and I made a Repurposed Electric Spool Table.
Build a DIY Flip Up Deck Bar!
I was searching around on Pinterest and stumbled upon a ledge added to the deck railing. This served as my inspiration for this DIY flip up deck bar that we added to our deck railing. I decided I wanted ours to be a flip up deck bar and not a permanent ledge. I liked the idea of dropping it down when it was not being used and also in the winter.
How to Fix Old Rusty Metal Furniture & Make It Stunning
Do you have outdoor furniture that’s seen better days? If you’ve got metal patio furniture, maybe it’s a little rusty or a lot rusty. Today I will show you how to make it stunning again!
Modern 2×4 Bench – DIY Tutorial & Plans
Hey friends, I’m so excited. Exhausted but excited. You see I did a marathon build session yesterday creating this fantastically simple but beautiful Modern 2×4 Bench Tutorial. Let me show you how, and I finished it in just 5 hours!
Build a 2×4 Outdoor Table with Available Plans
DIY is fun, it’s challenging, and you can save a ton of money building and doing stuff yourself. Let me show you how to Build a 2×4 Outdoor Table with this tutorial.
Colorful Upcycled Chair Bench For Your Backyard
DIY Concrete Coffee Table (With Cooler & Firepit)!
I created a DIY concrete coffee table that doubles as a drink cooler or fire pit for outdoor entertaining!
Make a DIY Small Folding Portable Table
How to make a DIY small folding portable table. Make and take this mini portable beach table anywhere, it fits in a small beach bag and keeps your drinks and snacks off the ground. Best of all, this lightweight tiny table is easy to make and use!
DIY Outdoor Concrete Table: Pottery Barn Look for Less
Find out how to build your own outdoor concrete table this summer to get a Pottery Barn style on a budget.
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- 5 Easy Steps to Decorate Your Summer Front Porch
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- Make Your Backyard Awesome with these Easy DIY Backyard Projects
- 8 Ways to Create a Relaxing Porch or Patio
- 10 Cheap Patio Ideas for a Sensational Outdoor Space
I hope you have gathered some amazing ideas for your outdoor space. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to create a space you love and will love to entertain in!