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  1. How to Build a Kids' Tree Bench

    DIY kids' tree bench

    This little bench was a fun addition to our backyard and my boys love having it! I strongly suggest you read the entire blog before jumping in. Especially with projects like this, because chances are that your tree circumference is going to be different

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  2. How to Build an Outdoor Concrete Coffee Table

    DIY outdoor concrete coffee table

    Hi, friends! I finally tackled a concrete project! I have been wanting to do one for the longest time and my backyard mini flip with True Value seemed like the perfect time to do so!

    Materials

    • 1 - 2' x 4 ' melamine
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  3. How to Build an Outdoor Daybed with Side Table

    DIY outdoor daybed with side table

    This DIY has been an amazing addition to my backyard seating area. I love to LOUNGE at the end of the day and kick my feet up, so this build is perfect for just that. With the weather getting warmer, its the perfect time to add this to your own home!

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  4. How to Build a Large Modern Raised Planter

    DIY large modern raised planter
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  5. 5 Tips to Winterize Your Home's Exterior

    Covered patio furniture protected from snow

    It’s time to get ready for cold weather! Before the first frost hits, prep your home's exterior with these simple projects. They’ll prevent damage to your home during the long winter months.

    Step 1: Clean and Repair Gutters

    In late fal

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  6. My Deck Maintenance Routine

    Well-maintained deck

    The addition of a deck is one of the most popular home improvement projects. A well-designed, well-built deck not only expands the outdoor living space of your home but increases the property value as well. Whether you choose wood or composite decking,

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  7. My Deck Staining Routine

    Worn deck boards

    It’s summertime, and you know what that means: we're spending a lot more time outside grilling and just relaxing on our porches and decks. When summer arrived this year, I took a good, hard look at my screened porch and decks and realized they were a

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  8. My Metal Fountain Refurbish: Before & After

    Refurbished frog fountain for spring

    Many years ago I purchased a froggy fountain while attending a garden festival. I had never really liked the bluish-black color of the fountain, but he was just too cute to leave behind that day.

    Over the years, I've used him outdoors for summer

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  9. DIY Outdoor Bar for Summer

    DIY outdoor pallet bar
    DIY Outdoor Pallet Bar

    Hi there! Kimberly from A Night Owl here, and I don’t know about you, but we’re ready for spring and summer outdoors! So today we’re sharing a fun DIY Outdoor Pallet Bar that will have you sharing and sipping your

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  10. My Modern Take on a Standard Picnic Table

    DIY black modern picnic table
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  11. 5 Ways to Keep Kids Safe Outdoors

    Girl swinging energetically outside in summer

    You don’t have to watch your kids every second while they play outside. You also can’t prevent all potential accidents. You can make sure they play as safely as possible, though, by taking a few simple precautions to make your yard safer. Follow the bel

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  12. How to Waterproof Your Wood Deck

    Waterproof wood deck with water droplets

    Water, when combined with UV radiation and changes in weather and temperature, can cause your deck to look dull and weathered by washing away your deck's finish, natural resins, and color. While you can't completely prevent your deck's exposure to the

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  13. How to Stain Your Deck

    Staining deck with extended pad

    Weather takes its toll on your deck with year-round exposure to sun, rain and snow. Your deck’s finish can start to wear off, leaving the wood looking old and battered. And, it’s not just the appearance of your deck that suffers; if the wood loses its

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  14. How to Paint Your Concrete or Wood Porch

    Large wraparound porch with crisp paint

    Your front porch is the first thing guests see when visiting your house. Whether it's wood or concrete, every porch needs a bit of upkeep. If yours is looking a little worse for wear, now is a good time to take a weekend to renew it to its original glory.

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  15. Best Ways to Paint Wrought Iron

    White, wrought iron furniture on patio

    Wrought iron railings, fences and patio furniture have been a classically elegant staple of homes for decades. Over time, exposed to the elements, wrought iron can become pitted and rusty and in need of refinishing.

    Even if your wrought iron pieces

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  16. How to Paint or Stain Outdoor Patio Furniture

    Refinished porch swing with blue pillows

    Your outdoor furniture receives the worst of Mother Nature's extremes. Over time, wood, metal and plastic furniture pieces can begin to look worn from the weather. But (shhh, don't tell our furniture buyer this), there's no need to replace what isn't

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  17. How to Spray Paint Plastic Chairs & Furniture

    Colorful plastic chairs outdoors

    Weather and sun can fade your plastic patio chairs’ appearance over time, but that doesn’t mean you have to throw them out and replace them. You can use spray paint to renew and brighten them up. This is a simple weekend project for anyone with any lev

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  18. How to Paint an Outdoor Planter or Trellis

    Painting outdoor planter with stencil

    Planters and trellises are great additions to your patio, deck or garden. They accent your landscaping and complement existing lawn and garden features to help you create an

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  19. How to Safely Use a Pressure Washer

    Pressure washing stone walkway

    Pressure washers are ideal for thoroughly and powerfully cleaning almost any surface that is covered with caked-on dirt, grime and grease. They aren’t meant to be used like a garden hose — you have to know how and when to use one so that you get the job

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  20. How to Restore a Wood Outdoor Bench

    Large wraparound bench and firepit on patio

    Your wood patio bench was once the best seat outside the house — a place to socialize, relax or just sit back and watch your garden grow. But age, wear, sun and rain can take a big toll on outdoor wood furniture, marring its surface and stealing its l

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  21. How to Clean & Prep Your BBQ Grill for Summer

    Gas grill on patio ready for cooking

    It's time to fire up the grill for a new season of family fun and fabulous food. Of course, you'll need to clean and prepare it before you start cooking. Whether you have a gas

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  22. 5 Tips to Clean & Prep Your Deck for Summer

    Power washer cleaning deck

    Enjoy summer to the fullest with a spruced-up outdoor space. Get your deck, patio and outdoor furniture ready for outdoor living.

    Step 1: Check the C

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  23. 5 Patio Decor Ideas for Your Outdoor Oasis

    Dining table on patio in leafy garden

    Decorate your patio by blending cushy indoor elements with practical outdoor ones. Style, comfort and durability: That's what you get with the right combination of contemporary ingredients. See how easy it is to create an enticing and inviting extension

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  24. How to Hang a Hammock

    Woven hammock in backyard for summer

    It’s the weekend. It’s beautiful outside. You have a cold beverage and some time to spare to lie out and enjoy the weather. Now you just need a hammock. It’s easy to hang a hammock if you have the know-how and the right materials. Get started now so yo

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