Patio Ideas

Hello!  Is everyone ready for the weekend?  This week we are showing off things perfect for the weekend, patios!  Some of these are actual patios and others are things that can me made for your patio.


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Recently here on Home on the Corner we made a cute beaded chandelier for our patio.  Check out our DIY by clicking here.


This is beautiful!  I love the blue doors against the stone building.  This space was beautifully designed by Pink Peonies.

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These cute ottomans are super easy to make and perfect for any outdoor area.  Style Me Pretty gives full instructions on how to make these awesome seats.


Doesn’t this look nice?  Maybe without the fire since it’s the summer, but it looks so inviting.  This beautiful patio belongs to the 2016 Southern Living Idea House and you can view this whole house on Ballard Designs.

Hanging Lit Chandelier

Isn’t this pretty?  This awesome light up chandelier is perfect for any patio to bring a little bit of light.  Check out Terrain and they not only give you the instructions, but you can also buy the items for this project.

DIY Outdoor Movie Theater

This garden area/patio is perfect!  I could spend hours out here and relax.  I could also watch a movie since the big frame thing in the back of the picture is actually a retractable projector screen for movies.  Check out the Horticult for instructions on how to build the movie screen!

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I would love to have this on my porch.  If only my roof was pretty much nonexistent… Nord27 shows how they styled this cute hammock for their patio.

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This is a cute patio space for anyone.  I love the rug and all of the plants.  Head on over to The Fresh Exchange to see how this patio was put together.

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If you have a small patio, you know the struggle of trying to decorate and have a good use of the space.  The Every Girl shows us different ways to help make the space perfect for you.

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This is an oldie but a goodie.  When we started the blog, one of our first blog posts was recovering our outdoor swing cushions.  Click here to see how we did this cool DIY.


Recycled Door Beverage Station

Good morning! Do you have anything special going on in your area? We are having some nicer warm weather now. I think we finally have the wind and rain behind us now. I will be heading to the zoo this week with our school. We have never gone as a whole school before, so that should be interesting. We are also inching closer to our second Disney vacation! This was our Christmas gift to the girls and we will be heading over next week. I’m excited to see everything going on with Pixar Fest! Today I have a previous post for you, so enjoy!

So, what does a ruined door and a few pieces of wood make? A Beverage Station! I saw this idea last year on the blog, Finding Home, and knew I wanted to make one!

DIY Upcycled Outdoor Beverage Bar Station

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Almost 2 years ago, one of the houses in my neighborhood had a fire. Nobody was in it at the time and it had a lot of damage. Later, it was gutted. I found this door in the alley after the fire. It had some slight burn marks, lots of soot, and some cracks in it from being broken down, but I took it anyways. One mans trash…right?!

Door and Wood

Here you can see the door, sort of. We had to put a couple of braces on the areas where it was cracked and fill in places with spackle, but paint will cover that later. Here’s another view.

Another view

I used old cupboard knobs for feet. I wanted it a little above the grounds so it wouldn’t sit in any water and get rotten. The knobs are attached to the bottom shelf of the station.

Knob feet

I bought the spindles at a craft show last summer, just for this project. It only took a year to get to it! I took a piece of shelving and my husband screwed it into the spindle. We did this for all 4 of them. We also screwed the spindles into the bottom shelf.

Attaching the spindles

Here are the two shelves and the spindles, all attached.

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We added another deeper shelf above this one for large containers of drinks. I was going to add one more small shelf on top, but I had this old metal piece from a screen door, so I hung that on instead. I screwed cup hooks in the door and just hung the metal piece. I can always change it later if I so desire!

All together

Now for the fun of painting! I borrowed a neighbor’s paint sprayer and sprayed on primer after covering the spindle legs with paper. The sprayer worked great, but when I went to try it for the paint it wouldn’t work!! Not sure what happened, but I had to brush paint the color on. I used the Barely White from Lauren’s room (trying to use what I already have).


And here it is! All freshly painted! I added the metal piece back on and I also painted the shelf with chalkboard paint. I figured I could label the drinks or food when I place it on the shelf! I also remembered I had an old doorknob and hardware. I spray painted them black and added them where the old deadbolt had been.

It's Finished!

I added some old signs and other decorations for now.

Old Signs


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One More View

I can’t wait to be able to use this! We plan on using it as a ‘Candy Bar’ for Haley’s upcoming graduation and drinks for other parties and get-together’s. I’m excited to see how many different ways this can be used!

Here are a few updated pictures. I now have this piece in my entryway. I painted the legs white and added a black metal box under the shelf. I love decorating it for each season!

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Have you ever recycled something old into something new? I would love to hear about it! I hope you all have a great week!


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Around the Fairy Garden

Hello!  I hope you all had a wonderful week and are excited for this weekend.  This post is very magical and will bring joy to everyone!  Or, I hope so.



Broken Pot Fairy Garden by The Whoot

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Cute Toadstool Fairy Garden by The Creamer Chronicles


Teacup Fairy Garden by See Vanessa Craft


How to Make a Fairy Garden by My Frugal Adventures

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Fountain Fairy Garden by Garden GGO

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Wagon Fairy Garden by Shellknob Lake Girl


How to Make a Stone Fairy House by DIY Projects


Hobbit Home Garden by Bonsai Empire

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Beach Themed Garden from Hometalk


Instructions on How to Make a Fairy Garden by The Edible Terrace


Live in the Sunshine Boogie-board Makeover

Good morning! Sorry about not posting yesterday. We spent the weekend with my daughter and enjoyed a beautiful Southern California weekend! We were able to watch the play she was Stage Manager for and spend some time at the beach. It was great! We head back in a few weeks for our trip to Disneyland. Can’t wait!

First off, I want to apologize for the quality of the pictures. I am not sure what happened here, but I didn’t realize how blurry they were until after I had finished the project. So just bear with me until the end!

My husband picked up this boogie board at a yard sale and sanded it completely down.

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It took me awhile to come up with my idea, but I knew I wanted to leave the edges the natural wood. I taped all around the edges with painters tape and then painted the rest of the board a turquoise blue.

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While the paint was drying, I printed out the words I wanted to paint on. I used all different fonts for the letters and different sizes. It took some playing around with it, but I finally got it all to fit on the board.

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I placed a piece of transfer paper under the words and outlined all of my letters with pencil. I have another post that shows how this is done just with pencil and no transfer paper.  You can see it here.

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Once all my letters were transferred onto the board, I was able to fill them in with paint. I used acrylic paint and a stiff brush. After everything was dry, I went over it all with some sandpaper so it looked weathered.

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So, what do you think?

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Of course, it’s perfect with all my other beach decor!

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I plan on using it on my front porch once the weather warms up.

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Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a wonderful week!



Dog Toys Round Up

Hello everyone!  I hope you are all doing well!  I am so ready for today because I get to go out of town this weekend and see Haley!  I know, it’s only been two weeks since I’ve seen her, but I still miss my sister.

Anyway. This week is all about our dog toys.  Yes, mom has 4 and I have 2 cats who definitely think that they are dogs.  So here are some awesome toys you can make yourself for your four legged friend.

Make this easy DIY Dog Toy & feed your dog #NutritionWorthWaggingFor! #ad #diy

A DIY Sweet Potato Dog Toy from The Tiptoe Fairy

How to upcycle your old jeans into some cool handmade dog toys.  complete with squeakers.

Blue Jean Dog Toys from Pillar Box Blue

Cheap Dog Toys from The Cozy Condo

Square Knot Fleece Tug Toy from Dalmation DIY

Tennis Ball Ring Toy from Proud Dog Mom

Picture of How to Make a Ball and Rope Dog Toy

How to Make a Ball and Rope Toy from Instructables

DIY No-Sew Crinkle Dog Toy (Guest Post)

No Sew Crinkle Dog Toy from My So-Called Chaos