DIY Simple Backyard Shade - Put PVC pipe into bucket then pour cement around it. Once dry, put bucket in tall planter, surround bucket w/ gravel, top w/ soil. (Not covering pipe) Stick bamboo pole into pipe & hang fabric w/ ties through grommets.
Designer Jennifer Barguiarena used sheet metal and an old door to create the look of a beautifully aged zinc bar. The canopy is made from a painter's drop cloth, which makes a strong, durable tent fabric.
Here's an easy way to create an intimate outdoor dining area in your own backyard. The use of potted plants, PVC pipe, and mosquito netting make it a snap to assemble. Just add candles or string lights to make the space shine at night.
(now if there were some way to Create A Slice of Sun! that's what our yard needs more of) Create A Slice of Shade by marthastewart: A simple canopy which goes up in minutes can transform an empty space into a welcoming 'place'.
15 Easy DIY Projects to Make Your Backyard Awesome