Looking to add something to your yard or outdoor space so you can actually sit down and enjoy it? Even the most beautiful, inviting spaces need some furniture to truly be able to stay and enjoy them, and the patio and backyard are no exception. However, for some reason, outdoor furniture tends to be super expensive, sometimes even more than the regular furniture you would put in a home. I am not sure why this is, but I certainly do not have it in my budget to spend $5000 or more outfitting my porch with outdoor seating. However, I love having friends over, and when my family gets together every year, it is pretty much an all day outdoor thing because there are so many kids. DIY your way into outdoor decor and look at these budget-friendly projects you can make for your yard. From couches and chairs to tables and carts for the plants, you are sure to find some easy ideas here. Make a few next weekend so you can start enjoying the outdoors in style.
DIY Outdoor Furniture Ideas
1. Rustic Cooler Box
Love the idea of keeping a cooler on your porch or back patio but hate the thought of having a large brightly colored plastic cooler ruining your DIY rustic decor? The easy to follow step by step instructions and video show you exactly how easy it is to build your very own cooler box this summer. I have been looking for DIY backyard ideas to improve my patio decor, and this one is definitely top of the list.
2. DIY Outdoor Storage Box and Bench
This is a smart project in a lot of ways. I love that it’s frugal on the plywood and watertight. I shopped around trying to find an affordable and stylish outdoor storage box and the prices left me completely shocked! Luckily with this tutorial I found a cute and functional outdoor storage box and bench – this is just the thing I need in my patio. Can’t wait to give it a try!
3. DIY Rope Ottomans
Want an ottoman you can use outdoors that looks high-end but doesn’t come with the hefty price tag? Get ready to make an adorable and functional rope ottoman to spice up your outdoor with this easy to follow DIY project tutorial from Style Me Pretty.
4. DIY Pallet Sectional For Outdoor
Repurposing or recycling wooden pallets into indoors or outdoors furniture has become very popular with people across the globe. So why don’t you bring rustic charm to your outdoor space with a couch made from pallets? Check this DIY pallet sectional patio sofa which you have always been dreaming about to be with you in summers!
5. DIY Modern Outdoor Sofa
Modern outdoor sofas can be quite expensive. The price of outdoor furniture is shocking, but building your own is simple! Check out this DIY outdoor sofa that can be made in a day using basic supplies from your garage and the complete set of instructions from Fix This Build That.
6. Industrial Wood and Steel Console
This DIY project is absolutely amazing! I couldn’t tell a difference between the DIY and the inspiration piece. I just love this plan so my hubby is searching for the hardware and has promised to build one. The tutorial from Jen Woodhouse is absolutely great.
7. DIY Modular Outdoor Seating
Dreaming of that comfy outdoor sectional that you see in magazines? You can build your own without the hefty price tag with this detailed DIY step-by-step tutorial from Shany-to-Chic. Every piece is basically a box and you can add a backrest or leave it off and there is a corner piece to create a sectional. Pretty awesome, right?
8. DIY Pallet Outdoor Coffee Table
Pallets are some of the most versatile pieces of material you can find and they’re not even designed for this purpose. Pallets can be easily repurposed and used to create all sorts of ingenious pieces of furniture. Swooning over this DIY Pallet Outdoor Coffee Table from Southern Revivals. It even comes with built in storage cubbies for magazines, books or whatever knick knacks you can think of.
9. Build a Simple Chevron Outdoor Privacy Wall
Add an amazing modern feel to your patio with this Chevron Outdoor Privacy Wall. This can be adapted whether you have a stone patio surrounded by dirt and grass, a balcony or a free-standing deck like we have. The best part is this wall cost us about $150 to build!
10. DIY Outdoor Lounge Chairs
A lounge chair is a must right now – in the middle of the summer – just grab it and go to sunbathe in your backyard! You needn’t buy a lounge chair that can set you back hundreds of dollars. You just need to grab the complete tutorial from Shanty-to-Chic. They’ve got free plans for you as well as the step-by-step tutorial to help you build your own!