Bench DIY // Easy, Cheap, Beautiful Patio Spot

Hello, little patio/driveway/small house outside area.

Oh, you look so lonely.

So empty.

So barren.

I know what. I’ll buy you some patio furnishings … oh, wait. I needed new glasses this month not a $200 seating arrangement.

Hmmm …

Thanks to a little bit of persistence, a lot of Pinterest, this great tutorial and 2 hours of shopping at Lowes (and one awesome, patient husband) our outside area looks a little happier, a little homier than normal.

I promise this bench is as comfy, cute and fun as it was cheap, easy and quick.

For 4 blocks, 2 pieces of wood (which we had cut in half), and 1 concrete glue container we paid the hefty price of $25. I’m half tempted to make one long bench to join this cutie. Eventually, I’ll stain/seal the wood. But for now the patio is happy, I am happy and my bum is happy — cute places to sit will do that. πŸ˜‰

Question: What creative thing have you made lately? What’s keeping you from making it?

With lots of love and a happy seat!

 

5 thoughts on “Bench DIY // Easy, Cheap, Beautiful Patio Spot

  1. It’s always good to make do with what you already have. Maybe you could make a nice comfy cushion pad to go on the bench? I think if a patio has pots of plants and a seat or two it is a welcoming place to sit.

    1. I so agree, Miss Barbara! I love an outside area with a few sitting spots and flowering pots. πŸ™‚

      Ooo … a cushion would be a lot of fun and comfy. I’ll have to remember that.

      Blessings to you!

  2. Ooo, creativity!!! I love it! Way to think outside the box and make do in a fun way!

    I haven’t done any make-do crafts for a little while, but one thing I’ve been meaning to do with my sister is go through my bag of old T-shirts that I was planning to donate, and see if I can make comfy knit infinity scarves out of a few of them. I’m in need of scarves to spice up some of my spring/summer outfits, but I hate paying $12 for something I could easily make myself. If I get off my lazy bum and do it, I’ll share pictures!! πŸ™‚

    I love you, dear friend! I hope you’re having a wonderful day!
    ~ Vicki

  3. Oh Frannie! It’s so cute! And I can imagine it such a blessing to have a little seat outside. Way to go on that price! πŸ˜€

    I’ve been working on some wedding gifts. I wood burned some spoons for one couple, and made a monogram door hanger for another. As soon as school is out, I plan to start on some curtains my mom commissioned me to sew for her kitchen. πŸ™‚

    Enjoy a calm, quiet evening with your hubby on your new bench! πŸ˜€
    Angel

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