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Budget-Friendly Bench A clever concrete block bench for only $30. Scrap fabric covers the pillows and the plank that top off this truly brilliant seating area.
DIY Cinder Block 'sofa': This certainly isn't for everyone, but I love how this cinderblock sofa almost takes on a kid-like quality. It's like it's built out of legos! I'd probably toss a cushion across the bench seat, but I love the plants organically growing out of the back. (I like how it can grow "into" the backyard and not be ruined in weather - wb)
Turn burlap sacks printed with fun fonts into pillows. This quick, easy-sew project softens the hard edges. Find sacks in different colors and make a variety of pillow cover sizes for a textural and colorful twist. Insert a pillow form before you sew the final seam.
Cocktails Anyone? • DIY Outdoor Bars! • A round-up of Ideas and Tutorials from around the web. Including from 'design sponge', this cool cinder block planter bar.