Cable table (and chairs!) Make these seats and a matching table using decommissioned cable spools (check out salvage yards for similar) Then just convince the master sewer in the family to knock up a set of comfy cushions to suit!
Store it all Paint a long, sturdy timber storage box in a colour to match your scheme, then add lockable castors to the underside. It’s an ideal spot to store outdoor cushions, blankets, or even garden tools. It also makes for a handy additional place to perch, too!
Now we’re chalking! For a bustling cafe vibe, write up your menu of the day on an oversized chalkboard. To make, prime then paint a sheet of exterior plywood using chalkboard paint. Frame in pre-stained timber with mitre joints and fix together with PVA and screws.
Light the way Cast a romantic glow on your outdoor area with a set of gorgeous glass lanterns. Simply screw a row of cup hooks into an overhead batten and hook them up. You can use real candles or choose battery-powered for added safety.
C’mon, barbie! Make an outdoor kitchen for your benchtop barbecue by repurposing an old item of office furniture. With the addition of profiled cladding and a longer top, it has a whole new purpose. Just add lockable castors to the underside and a flat trolley for the fridge.