transform backyard into something incredible

You are about to meet a guy who transformed his backyard into a beautiful, functional outdoor kitchen and dining area. He created his dream outdoor kitchen and when you see it you will be astounded. His backyard really needed a major upgrade, especially the existing patio. He was lucky because he had friends who could help him fulfill his dream.

Most of us are so busy with our lives, working and getting home to make supper and tend to our children. We often don’t get the time to devote to our backyards like this guy did. Maybe his story will provide you with some inspiration. Go look in your backyard and see what you can imagine there. Perhaps a new outdoor fireplace? Or gaming area? How about an outdoor movie theater? There are so many things you can do!

Follow along as this guy truly transforms his dreary backyard into a summer oasis. We assure you you will not be disappointed!

diy backyard spring projects

Whether you have a large or small backyard, there are a lot of projects you can pursue to liven things up. After a long drawn out winter most of us are ready to sit outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather. You may be ready for spring to arrive but is your backyard ready?

Even before spring arrives you can start planning projects to brighten up your backyard and get it ready for the best season outside yet. You can consider larger projects such as a pool or building a patio or deck, but there are also several small projects that can make a huge difference with a lot less money and effort.

From homemade flower hangers to crafty lanterns, there are so many possibilities. If you are eager to take on a larger project, consider creating an outdoor fireplace. What could be more welcoming than enjoying an evening beside the fire?

See all 23 DIY projects here…

death star fire pit

Aren’t grandparents the best?! My grandmother is amazing and oh so crafty! What does she create? Dollhouses! Mine won 5 ribbons at the county and state fair before she turned it over to me. (Judges choice baby!) The sad thing about my 3 story, Victorian era, fully electric dollhouse is that I didn’t get it until I was 17! It would have been too pretty to play with anyways. It has a player piano, a conservatory with black and white tile, and pictures of my family miniaturized in the hall. Swoon. But enough about my Grandma…Ready to meet the world’s most amazing Grandpa?

I’m not the only one with amazing relatives. This 84 year-old grandpa made a Death Star shaped fire pit for his grandchildren. I can’t even imagine how long it took! This retired welder took the ends of propane welding tanks and went crazy with ‘em. I am blown away by how cool this looks lit up. Where can I get one?! This will definitely last even longer than my dollhouse!

Besides this Death Star, Serenity Health And Home Decor, has some of the most creative firepits. They feature amazing artists’ and the fabulous creations they come up with. The ‘3rd Rock From The Sun’ and ‘Dragon’ are my favorites. Fine them all here

Find the full article from Awesome Inventions here…

Awesome Inventions: Death Star Firepit

DIY Patio Table With Built-In Beer/Wine Coolers

Ohhh Honey…where are the power tools? It’s time to break them out! I found an amazing DIY and not just pictures from Domesticated Engineer. They included a list of materials, measurements, tools, and the honest upfront cost of $226. I am so happy! This table has the option of a built in cooler and that is so much better that a cooler all the time. Sometimes you just need more room for goodies that drinks.

Be sure to give yourself sometime for this table and have fun with it. I don’t think you should do it the day before the family BBQ or you all might be sitting on the grass. Most stains take at least a day to dry and oils another after that. Some people have suggested galvanized planters instead of plastic and that might be something to consider to save the hassle of replacing them as often. Brilliant! If you’re looking for more more patio idea you should check out the ones here.

Here’s the link to Domesticated Engineer’s tutorial: Domesticated Engineer: DIY Patio Table With Built-In Beer/Wine Coolers

lattice privacy tutorial2

I am in luuuuuv with this! I most definitely have some eye sores that need to be hidden away from the public and Four Generations One Roof has just the thing! I love projects that are affordable and simple to make! This tutorial is easy to follow and I am happy to feature it here today.

Find out how to build your own here…

FourGenerationsOneRoof – How To Build A Lattice Privacy Screen On A Budget (Tutorial)

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14 Awesome DIY Fire Pit Ideas

Do-It-Yourself. Three of my favorite words. Two of my other favorite words? Fire Pits! That must be why I love this roundup from Curbly. There are 14 creative DIY fire pit ideas that will get your heart ‘a racin’. Woot! They are gorgeous and perfect for marshmallow toasting. I can’t think of a better place to be on a summer evening with friends and family.

See all 14 here…

Curbly – 14 Fire Pits You Can Make Yourself

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