I’m on a spring cleaning jag and thinking a lot about being outside. Grilling veggies, playing in the grass, my kids laughing, birds chirping. I can’t wait! Today it’s dark and stormy, but I keep thinking about DIYs for the yard. Well, the yard we don’t really have. We’ve a huge front porch, decent sized front yard and then a weird, little paved sideyard. But it has potential, I think.
I’ve been revisiting a lot of the backyard ideas from Rachel at Smile and Wave, like this privacy fence she created over a chain link fence. She’s my blog crush for sure Does anyone say that any more?? I don’t care. She is.
I want to add a privacy screen, a garden, a cozy little nook, and maybe a place for the kids to play in the water this summer. Here are some of my inspiration pins.
AL FRESCO DINING
I’ll pretend it isn’t the Midwest and we won’t be eaten alive by mosquitoes.
We’ve had small container gardens in the past, but this year I’d like to really try hard to grow more.
The pin goes nowhere, and I didn’t find the original source. Here’s one that gives you the general idea.
INEXPENSIVE GARDEN TRELLIS
Thinking something like this could act as a privacy fence, too. Going to see if I can talk the man into helping.
OLD SKATEBOARD INTO A SWING!
This is on the list for sure. But it’ll have to be in the front.
HAMMOCKS AT NIGHT
I’d want to read, cuddle up and never leave this little spot. I’d add some twinkle lights, too.
Maybe you have a little patch of grass that you could fancy up. I’m going to keep decorating my fake one on Pinterest, but yours could be real! Lucky, lucky you!!
So, what does your dream yard look like?