Tiki Bar from Old Wood Pallets

At Crafty in Crosby, the mom-and-daughter duo Leigh and Jeanette knew that their swimming pool--or as they call it, "Redneck Swimming Hole"--was missing something. They decided a tiki bar would make their swimming hole complete, but didn't want to break the bank over it. And that's where two old pallets come in to the story!

Patio Chairs Upcycled to Garden Swing Seat

Cheryl blogs at The Creative Me and My McG. When the cushions of her garden swing seat became too damaged to use, Cheryl noticed that some patio chairs she'd saved from a neighbor's garbage matched the swing frame and fit inside the seat area. She joked to her husband that it was too bad they couldn't use the chairs as seats for the swing, and he took it as a challenge!

Restoring Faded Cushions on the Cheap

Sarah from Homeology was excited to update her outdoor spaces this year. Unfortunately, an unanticipated air conditioner replacement put a big dent in her budget. Sarah was forced to put some of her updates on the backburner and cut corners on the others. She was able to have her gorgeous mid century modern deck chairs professionally refinished, but really didn't want to put faded cushions on such pretty chairs.