25 DIYs for a Summer Patio Makeover

Get ready for summer weather and BBQs with these 25 DIYs for a Summer Patio Makeover. Paint your chair cushions to give them a fresh new look. Add seating by building a daybed out of a pallet. Let the party begin with DIY outdoor speakers, lights, and more…

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  • Pallet Daybed 2 of 26
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    Build a daybed for outdoors.
    Check it out at Pretty Prudent.

  • Otomi Patio Table 3 of 26
    02

    Add pattern with paint for an interesting side table.
    Find out more at Hi Sugarplum.

  • Painted Cushions 4 of 26
    03

    Give yourself some custom cushions to soften up outdoor chairs with style.
    Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

  • Outdoor Lights 5 of 26
    04

    Set up an outdoor living room and string up some outdoor lights.
    Spotted at Emily Henderson.

  • Canvas Awning 6 of 26
    05

    Give yourself some shade with a canvas awning.
    Check it out at Pretty Prudent.

  • Fire Pit 7 of 26
    06

    You won't need the firepit for warmth in the summer, but you need a place to make s'mores.
    Find out more at DIY Network.

  • Paint a Rug 8 of 26
    07

    Paint a rug on your patio for the exact color and pattern you want.
    Spotted at Making It Lovely.

  • Mosaic Table 9 of 26
    08

    Make an easy mosaic table for a durable outdoor use.
    Check it out at Centsational Girl.

  • Pendant Lamp 10 of 26
    09

    Make a pendant from planters for an outdoor lighting option.
    Find out more at Design Sponge.

  • Bench Cushion 11 of 26
    10

    Dress up a bench with block printed fabric and cute pillows.
    Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

  • Bench 12 of 26
    11

    Build a bench from 2 chairs.
    Spotted at Home Style.

  • Folding Stools 13 of 26
    12

    Make these easy footstools that the kids can use as seats too.
    Check it out at Lowes.

  • Movie Screen 14 of 26
    13

    Build a screen for movie viewing outside.
    Find out more at Givers Log.

  • Wine Bottle Torch 15 of 26
    14

    Light up your backyard with tiki torch wine bottles.
    Find out more at Design Sponge.

  • Speakers 16 of 26
    15

    Build wireless speakers to bring entertainment outdoors.
    Spotted at B-Roll.

  • Spray Paint a Rug 17 of 26
    16

    Spray stripes on an outdoor rug.
    Check it out at Design Improvised.

  • Pallet Swing 18 of 26
    17

    Use a pallet to DIY a swing for summer sunsets.
    Find out more at Sheryl Salisbury.

  • Rehab Some Chairs 19 of 26
    18

    Update old outdoor furniture with spray paint, cushions, and vinyl.
    Spotted at Nest of Posies.

  • Outdoor Bar 20 of 26
    19

    Use cinder blocks as a planter and a bar area.
    Check it out at The Hunted Interior.

  • Pergola 21 of 26
    20

    Build a pergola to define your outdoor space.
    Find out more at Lowes.

  • Art 22 of 26
    21

    Create a large piece of art to style the outdoor space.
    Spotted at Home Depot.

  • Chandelier 23 of 26
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    Convert a thrift store chandelier to an outdoor candle chandelier.
    Check it out at In My Own Style.

  • Hammock 24 of 26
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    Makeover your patio with a cozy spot for summer relaxation.
    Find out more at Design Sponge.

  • Curtains 25 of 26
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    DIY some curtains to pretty up an outdoor space.
    Find out more at Centsational Girl.

  • Build a Cabana 26 of 26
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    Build a cabana for shade and the perfect outdoor space to decorate and entertain.
    Spotted at DIY Network.

Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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