7 Amazing Garden DIY Furniture Ideas

Image of a flowers and garden metallic trug on a table | Amazing garden furniture DIY ideas in collaboration with Sloane and Sons

In collaboration with Sloane & Sons

I’m so looking forward to transforming our garden into a lovely space. If you read my latest post you’ll know that it’s on my list of things to tackle this Spring, so I’m all about the garden and home inspiration at the moment.

With this in mind, today I’m bringing you some great DIY garden ideas from the team at Sloane & Sons.

Love the idea of creating your very own DIY garden furniture? Your outdoor living space is a great opportunity to let your creative mind loose and create something special. But where do you start? Here are 10 fantastic DIY garden furniture ideas which will help you to make your very own addition to your outdoor space.

Use pallets to create an outdoor table

The humble pallet is a popular choice for those who want to create garden furniture themselves. One way that you can use them is to put together old pallets to create an outdoor table. You can give this something extra by painting the pallets bright and colourful shades which will stand out perfectly in your garden.

Log stools

Love the idea of having rustic and natural garden furniture that fits in perfectly with your surroundings? If this is true for you, then you might want to take a look at how the humble log can be transformed into a stool. You need to make sure that you can source a thick and sturdy log, which you can then add a cushion to the top, creating somewhere for all your family and guests to sit.

Tyre table

When you think of DIY garden furniture, there is a good chance that the last thing that you will think of are tyres. However, two tyres can make a rather eye catching table for your patio or decking. You can paint them whatever colour you want and then simply stack them on top of one another with a glass tabletop, which will create a piece of furniture that you will be proud to have created all by yourself.

Kids chairs

Often we will find that garden furniture that we have bought is looking a bit tired and battered after being stored outside. However, that doesn’t always mean that you need to throw it away. In fact, you can mend them and make them look new. One great idea for this is with your kids garden chairs, take off the current chair cover part and replace with woven threads (these need to be strong) creating something that is fun, colourful and completely unique too!

Old household furniture transformed

Do you have a piece of furniture from your home that is being thrown away? You may find that you can use parts of this furniture to create some lovely garden pieces. One great idea for this is to take the end of a cabinet or table from your home, re-paint it and hang it on a wall or fence in the garden. You can then use it as a shelf for drinks or perhaps just to display small pots or candles to brighten up the space.

Plastic crate chairs

A simple way to create a chair for your garden is to take a large plastic crate and cut out a person shaped slot in the front. You need to make sure that you can sit comfortable and get out of this gap and it is also a good idea to smooth down the edges as they can be rough when they are cut. You then line the crate with plenty of comfy cushions that you can sit on, and pop it down in the grass in your garden. Making the ideal spot for you to relax in the sunshine and read a good book.

A door tabletop

Doors might not instantly come to mind when you think of DIY garden furniture. However, a repainted old wooden door from your home is going to make for a great table top. Not only will it look beautiful, but it is going to be sturdy and spacious too, exactly what you are going to need for your garden.

Whilst there are plenty of great DIY garden furniture ideas that you can put in place for your outdoor space, sometimes you are going to want to buy some furniture as well as make it. Garden benches are one of these, after all, you are going to want to make sure that it is durable and will stand the test of time, despite being left outside for some time.



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