We lost some privacy by tearing out those ugly hedges. Something like this would be easy and economical.

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Make yourself a durable, weather tested bench with concrete blocks, PT lumber, a nice cushion (all on sale, of course).... Bet you could Velcro tab a backseat cushion vs. using pillows!) Cheap .. ?? not sure about the cost. Price locally for supplies.

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a concrete block retaining wall is the perfect solution to control erosion, to eliminate a hard-to-mow slope, to add a planting bed, or to level an ideal patio area. these systems are easy to install, durable, reasonably priced and available in a variety of colors and textures. this article shows you how to install one in a weekend.

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Make your own diy bookshelf out of concrete blocks and wood. A great idea for outside storage too.

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Highline NYC - I lost count of how many times I tripped over these raised concrete blocks. The design is stunning though. Architects: Diller, Scofidio + Renfro

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For a Valentine's day craft that can be used all year long, make these copper wire photo holders!
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