4 Outdoor Projects You Can Build in an Afternoon

Four Easy Outdoor Projects You Can Build in an Afternoon

Spring is in the air! It makes you want to dance, doesn't it?? Here are four inexpensive and easy do-it-yourself projects for the spring and summer garden. 

Clean up the yard AND make it prettier at the same time - how perfect is that?!  



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Build a mini shed to hide your garbage cans or store your gardening tools.


Haven't you always wanted a greenhouse?  Here's one that fits anywhere - even a balcony!  Start your seeds, grow tomatoes or a herb garden.  Fresh is best!!


This cute little bench is super easy to build from a single piece of wood!  Step by step details here.


Make gardening or entertaining outdoors easier - here's a cute potting bench that doubles as a buffet for the outdoors



Each of these projects took me less than an afternoon to put together.  

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44 comments:

Elise said...

Awesome ideas and yes, I have always wanted a green house! I've gotta check that one out!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

They are all so clever, Anne! xoxo

Shirlee said...

Great ideas and you did a wonderful job on all your projects. I love that little $30 shed.

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Great post Anne, I especially liked the gardening tips. I spent all day yesterday putting together a new garden shed. I don't have a garage and my main shed was so crowded with all my garden and lawn tools and supplies along with all my wood cutting tools and project supplies I can hardly move. So today I'll be working on filling up my new garden shed and this spring and summer I'll be working on landscaping projects for my yard.

Tania

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love that greenhouse... On my to-do list (it has number 1053): I need old windows.

Hartwood Roses said...

Your potting bench is so cute!

gentlejoy said...

All 3 items are very nice looking and would be a wonderful addition. So nice to be thinking about gardening projects again. Thank you for sharing. :)

ANNE said...

Yes it is nice, isn't it? Thank you for visiting!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

This is such a great collection of your posts, Anne--lots of good information here. I really want to put a potting bench together this year, and I like the idea of your little shed for hiding the garbage/recycling cans..

Amy Ellis said...

Yay spring!! I love all three, any one of these would be a very welcomed addition to my yard.

Kelli @ The Sustainable Couple said...

Hey there! I found you on The Chicken Chick's blog hop. I am hosting Mostly Homemade Mondays, and want to invite you over to link up! I think you would fit in with us perfectly :) Join us: http://www.thesustainablecouple.com/2014/04/mostly-homemade-mondays-week-75.html

Dawn WeCallItJunkin said...

Pinned and pinned - love your tutorials. These are great, and cute too. -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com
link party, Tue-Fri, weekly

Cynthia Weber said...

Isn't it fantastic to be able to start thinking about Spring projects! I love the three that you have shared... all your ideas are wonderful... I can't wait to see what you share this year to inspire us! Have a wonderful day.
Cynthia

Tanya Payzant said...

Someday I'm going to have a potting bench! Yours is lovely!!!

Sheila Zeller said...

I love the balcony sized greenhouse - that's genius! And I really love the dual purposing of the potting bench - I have one my Dad made for me, and I never thought to double it for a buffet. That's a great summer plan!!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh there are those fabulous projects!...and what is most impressive is that they are all beautifully handmade by you!....the best of both, beauty and function!!!

Kyla @ Mommys Weird said...

Oh Anne. You know I love everything you do!!

Anonymous said...

Wow Anne, I like all 3 but I must say your greenhouse really caught my eye! Nice job my friend, you have such great vision and you're not afraid to jump right in. Less than an afternoon to put together each one, hey? You rock.

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

I love all three projects, but I have to say your mini greenhouse gets me every time! It's just so cute and creative and pretty :-)

Yay for Spring! :-D

dani@lifeovereasy said...

Lots of great ideas here. I have the perfect spot for your potting bench!

ANNE said...

Thank you Dani!

Suzan Sweatman said...

Soooo beautiful Anne - especially love that green house - you're such a genius !
I couldn't do it - and I really mean that - so don't tell me that I could LOL ( but I could paint them when they're finished )
XOXO

KathrynJason Ferrie said...

I LOVE that greenhouse! So pretty. I wish we had a space for one, although I'd probably still end up killing everything inside with this lovely brown thumb of mine!

ANNE said...

Thanks Kat! (and I'm sure you could grow something in it!)
xox

Jennifer said...

I am just itching to get at making a potting bench. I have an old headboard that I want to use. Hopefully I can get to it after I get the garden cleaned up a bit. Have a wonderful weekend Anne!

Anonymous said...

What great ideas you have especially now that spring has sprung. I love the potting bench.


Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

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Diane said...

Just getting a little caught up in my blog reading, brilliant DIY projects and doable! Love, love your home office, I think odds and ends rooms are the best rooms in the house!

Clydia Mangold said...

All great ideas! I'm am so so so happy that spring has finally sprung here in Oklahoma. xoxo

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

These projects are, of course, fantastic! I WANT that mini greenhouse!

Carrie Corson said...

Very Cute! Love the potting shed! Your paint color choice is great too. I would love to invite you to stop by my new updated blog sometime too:) Carrie - Curate & Co. http://www.curatebycarriecorson.com/

Nancy said...

Your DIY's are not only cheap & easy, they're pretty, too. Love your front porch, Anne. Beautiful. ~ Nancy

Richella Parham said...

These are wonderful! I pinned them to my DIY projects board. Thank you for the inspiration! And thanks for joining Grace at Home--I'm featuring you this week!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Anne,

Great to discover your blog, via Sarah's.
Love the inspiration you have shared here with the sheds and potting bench - thank you for sharing and I look forward to coming back to visit again.
happy week
Carolyn

Sue Silva said...

Wow! Love the potting bench. Anne, you're my hero!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Always love your little greenhouse! Too bad it is too hot for one here even in the winter :( xoxo Su

ANNE said...

How sweet! Thank you so much Sue! xox

Nikki G said...

I want them all. So I guess that will take me a month.
:) gwingal

ANNE said...

Thank you Nikki! I'll bet you could knock off the bench and the greenhouse in one afternoon ;) xo

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh how I would love a green house. I might have to get Terry working on something like this for our backyard this year. I love your no place like home sign you painted. One of my favorite projects you have done. Happy New Week.
Hugs,
Kris

Jennifer said...

My favourite is that work bench you made. I would love to have one just like it!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love seeing your projects again...If we move, a greenhouse is definitely on my wish list!!!..and hopefully it will be more than just a wish! Have a great day Anne!!!

Art and Sand said...

I laughed out loud when I read the title - it would take me days.

But, I appreciate the post because I'm looking for a piece to hide our television and I'm thinking that Steve and i will just have to build what I want. A neighbor, who built my plate racks, has all the tools and a shop so he might enjoy working with us.

Now I just have to convince Steve!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The little greenhouse and the potting bench are among my favourite projects of yours. Now, if the temperatures would only go a little higher around here...

Angie Chavez at Knick of Time said...

I'd love for you to share this post tonight a Talk of the Town! The party starts at 6 pm CST.