Looking to spoil your husband or father this Father’s Day? One easy way to do that is with an outdoor kitchen. While some outdoor kitchens are hugely expensive, there are several low-cost ways to build an attractive outdoor kitchen your whole family will love.
This Pinterest round up will include five beautiful outdoor kitchens you can build yourself without breaking the bank.
- Cinder block outdoor kitchen via Cool Creativity
Cinder blocks are inexpensive and easy to work with. This outdoor kitchen looks like it cost a pretty penny, but didn’t.
2. Small cinder block cook space
Maybe you don’t want a full on galley kitchen outdoors, but you want just a little more counterspace. This small footprint outdoor kitchen, also made from cinderblocks, fits the bill. Besides, isn’t it cute?
3. Modern wooden outdoor kitchen
Have a stack of scrap wood or pallets you’d like to repurpose? Use some of that wood to build a counter and outdoor kitchen space. You may want to make sure the area around your grill is cinderblock, though.
4. Rolling outdoor kitchen cart
Maybe you love the idea of an outdoor kitchen, but you want some flexibility in its location. If so, then this easy to build rolling barbecue cart might be for you!
Lastly, you guys know how much I love anything rustic. I fell in love with this rustic farmhouse outdoor kitchen. The blogger wrote very specific, easy to follow building plans, too. I just might have to try this one.
5. Rustic industrial outdoor kitchen
I love this so much- that galvanized metal and the wooden counter top. It also would be easy and cheap to build.
I hope you have enjoyed this Pinterest roundup. Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there. Regular posting schedule will resume next week.
I recently noticed our white porch rockers and thought they could use a little update.
There were areas on them where the paint was chipping, but also, we have plans to paint our porch in the near future and I wanted the chairs to pop. Paining is far from my favorite thing to do, but did you know you can spray paint your porch furniture?
Not only can you spray paint it, you can do it and make it look good.
1. Sand any chippy or rough spots so they’ll be smooth prior to painting. If you don’t do this, the paint will just chip anyway.
2. Use a primer or a spray paint with a built in primer.
This will help your spray paint bond to the furniture but will also ensure the finish dries smoothly.
3. Quality is important
This one doesn’t really need explanation. You get what you pay for. The cheaper your spray paint, the less likely you are to have a smooth finish that’s durable and attractive.
4. If your paint runs or drips, sand it off and repaint.
Don’t panic if you make a mistake. Just sand it off and try again.
5. How to spray paint. For best results, shake the can prior to painting, and hold the can six inches from the furniture while painting. Allow each coat to dry 24 hours before applying additional coats.
I haven’t painted our railing yet, but I can’t help but imagine how pretty these black chairs will be against a white railing.
Have a wonderful week.
I love the look of a farmhouse flower garden. You know the kind- the ones that feature old junk in a creative display?
For today’s Pinterest roundup, I’d like to share some of my favorite farmhouse flower beds. I think you’ll enjoy these as much as I have.
How pretty is this sweet little wheelbarrow with all these beautiful flowers growing in them? Now I need to find a pretty old wheelbarrow so I can make this.
There’s something so simple about this old rusty pulley and bucket that I just love. Those white blossoms look great with it, too.
Who wants to give me an old, rusty wash tub? I just love this floral arrangement.
I thought this old tool box just looked really cool as a flower box.
So there you have it- don’t throw away that rusty junk in your basement. Put it in your yard and incorporate it into your landscape.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Summer is coming and I am in the mood to turn our backyard into an oasis, and a comfortable one at that. Pouring concrete is costly, but I like the look of a paver patio anyway.
I love this patio, because it has a fire pit and a pergola. It looks so comfy and inviting.
Brandy wine Patio
How about this patio with a fire pit and outdoor kitchen?
This one has a fire pit, outdoor dining area AND an outdoor kitchen.
My Patio Design
This one is very nice, too.
Dives and Dollar
I’m not sure which direction I want to go yet, but I do know this:
We will need our patio to be multi leveled, since our ground area isn’t level.
DIY Design & Decor
And we will need gray stone to match the house.
I can’t wait to show you which direction we go. Have a great weekend!!
Last year, my grandpa gave me this chair. He heard I was looking for an old chair and someone had given it to him.
I liked the look of the chair. It was a nice size and I thought it was a cute chair. I just wasn’t too sure about that metal woven seat. The metal was a little sharp and I was worried about my kids cutting their fingers.
So I removed it. I then painted the chair yellow.
I also used a little sandpaper to distress it a bit.
I first tried to use landscape mat to plant a vine plant, but it didn’t work.
So instead, I took some old wood planks and laid them across the bottom rungs of the chair.
I love how cute and unique this chair plant stand is. Plus, if I get tired of it, I can build a new seat for it.
But, the color brightens up our porch, and we get lots of compliments on our “fern chair.”
What have you repurposed lately?