(Patio) Drink and snack storage for back yard parties. *Or for balls, frisbees, dog toys, etc.*Great way to keep outdoor toys organized during the summer months, then move tubs to garage or shed during winter months.
"The side tables are halves of wine barrels simply turned upside down. Find them at a local hardware store for $20, they make the perfect rustic end table and also fit the style of our yard. Lantern from Pottery Barn, square planter from Crate + Barrel." -totally doing this!
A pea gravel patio is fairly easy to maintain. To keep its surface evened out, you’ll need to rake the stones back into place occasionally, but the only real challenge is snow removal. Light snow may be removed with a leaf blower, while the trick with deeper snow is to shovel until there is a thin layer you can melt with salt.