5 Budget-Friendly Ideas To Create An Amazing Outdoor Space

Have you been dreaming of a beautiful outdoor space but feel it is not within your budget? Creating an outdoor oasis can be expensive, but guess what? It doesn’t have to be.



I was determined to create an inviting outdoor space that Mr. Frugalista and I could enjoy during the summer months here in Canada. Today I'm sharing five budget-friendly outdoor space ideas that we created in hopes that you find inspiration for your home too.



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How To Create An Outdoor Space That Is Budget-Friendly

We'll begin with an idea of how to expand your existing outdoor space.



Stone Pavers To Increase Your Outdoor Space

If you have a small, grassy area you do not use, consider using stone pavers. While these can be expensive, if you wait until the end of the season, most home improvement stores will have them at a discounted price.



That is exactly how we purchased ours. By using stone pavers, we were able to increase our outdoor living space by 200 square feet and it didn't break the bank.



How to create an outdoor space that is budget-friendly with these five DIY ideas for turning your backyard into a beautiful and relaxing outdoor oasis.

Adirondack Chair Makeover For Outdoor Seating

Now, let's talk seating. I had tete-a-tete Adirondack chairs that were still in good shape. However, they were in desperate need of a refresh.



The only thing I did was give them a fresh coat of stain using a paint sprayer. Using the paint sprayer cut the work time in half. Now, my Adirondack chairs look brand new and complement our outdoor space.



How to create an outdoor space that is budget-friendly with these five DIY ideas for turning your backyard into a beautiful and relaxing outdoor oasis.

Outdoor Chair Cushions On A Budget

I decided for comfort purposes, the Adirondack chairs needed cushions. However, purchasing brand new cushions can be expensive! I found several that I loved, but the prices started at $50 each, way too much for our tight budget.



I was determined to find a cheaper alternative and found these Walmart high back seat cushions for $20 each. However, they were a bit boring. Well, you know me, no boring around here! A stencil and white paint gave them some pizazz.



How to create an outdoor space that is budget-friendly with these five DIY ideas for turning your backyard into a beautiful and relaxing outdoor oasis.

Beverage Cart For Our Outdoor Space

Now on to the most crucial part of our outdoor space! A beverage cart. A place for your wine and drink of choice to be easily accessible.



Mr. Frugalista found this beautiful tiered lattice shelf at an online auction. I knew it would make the perfect beverage cart for our outdoor space with a few modifications. We use our beverage cart often when entertaining outdoors and when we relax outside to enjoy a glass of wine.



How to create an outdoor space that is budget-friendly with these five DIY ideas for turning your backyard into a beautiful and relaxing outdoor oasis.

Outdoor Solar Lights

Who doesn't love to sit out on the patio or deck in the evening with beautiful ambiance lighting? Instead of purchasing new solar lights, I had a pair of old candle sconces in my stash. They were pretty simple to convert, not to mention budget-friendly.



If you look closely, you can see that the solar yard lights are plastic, not glass. Yep, I found them at the dollar store, and they work just fine. You can't even tell they're not glass!



How to create an outdoor space that is budget-friendly with these five DIY ideas for turning your backyard into a beautiful and relaxing outdoor oasis.

As you can see, an outdoor space does not have to be super expensive to be beautiful and functional.



Thanks for stopping by the Interior Frugalista today! I hope you were inspired by these outdoor space ideas on a budget.



Have you created an outdoor space? What did you do to keep it within budget? Share your ideas in the comment section below. I love hearing from you!



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  1. Great ideas Marie! I need to do some work on my patio space :)

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    1. Thank you Tania! I thought you already did? You did an amazing job on your boyfriend's patio space.

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  2. You have the most inviting back yard, Marie. I do love how you do it all DIY! Plus, love your new blog design too. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much, Larissa! We pretty much live in our back yard all summer. It's been a slow but steady evolution but it's finally looking just how we had envisioned it. Glad you like the new blog design. I needed some color. LOL

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  3. Your space looks amazing Marie! I love all what you did with the chair pads! So creative and now they are "custom" pads. Thanks for the inspiration. I am pinning this since a refresh outdoors is on my summer to do list and you always have the best ideas!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comments, Denise, and the pin! The stenciled chair cushions have held out well and still make me smile. I love anything with a bird motif indoors and out. Have fun with your outdoor space refresh this summer!

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  4. As Summer is so short its really important to have a way to enjoy every single second your can outdoors. Your yard is so nice Marie and this post shows now all improvements need to be large to have impact.

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    1. Thank you very much, Leanna, we pretty much live in our yard all summer. We have big plans for it next year when hopefully the price of lumber goes down. I hope you've been able to stay cool during this heat wave. xo

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  5. Some really lovely ideas, lovely angel, chair cushions and beverage cart, very nice indeed!

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm glad you like our little backyard oasis! I have a fondness for garden angels and have been collecting them over the years.

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  6. These are all great ideas, Marie. We will soon be replacing our deck and I hope I can put some of your ideas to use. Thanks for sharing at Beautifully Made Party.

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    1. Thank you, Beverly! Good luck with your new deck build. I hope the price of lumber has gone down where you live, it's still crazy over here.

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  7. Oh my goodness, that bar cart is the cutest, Marie! What’s a great find! Pinning and sharing on my FB page!

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    1. You are so kind, Crissy! Thank you so much for your sweet comments, pin and the share. xo

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  8. Oh I love the beverage Cart! Great ideas.
    Lisa

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    1. Thank you so much, Lisa! It is a well used piece of outdoor furniture on our deck.

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