5 Backyard Patio & Deck Ideas on a Budget

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The last few weeks we have been busy refreshing our backyard patio & deck in preparation for the warmer weather to come. Today, I am sharing all the projects we have been up to with our backyard patio & deck as well as a few great ideas from the past in case you missed them! And… the best part is that ALL of these ideas can be done on a budget & even some on no budget at all 🙂

5 Backyard Patio & Deck Ideas on a Budget

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Jason & I have ALWAYS tried to save money where we can. And this summer is no exception. I hope these Decorating, DIYing & Gardening ideas inspire you to create a backyard patio or deck you will enjoy at your home for many years to come!

ONE – Repair instead of Replace Patio Furniture

Our 8 year old Craiglist outdoor furniture (find my Craigslist tips here) had definitely seen better days but backyard Patio Furniture is EXPENSIVE! SO we decided to repair it rather than replace it.

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Jason rebuilt the frames of 2 of our chaise lounges. He used pressure treated wood this time in hopes that it will last longer along with scrap wood from a chair that had broken beyond repair.

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While I washed, re-stuffed & patched the cushions. As you can see from this photo, they had gotten pretty dirty & gross!

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The stuffing had really deteriorated in our back cushions. I used trash bags to re-stuff the cushion so everything stays in place while being water proof at the same time.

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Jason kids that it feels like his Grandma’s sofa when you lean back but it gets the job done & is completely no sew!

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I also added a patch to seat cushion with some leftover fabric from a former ottoman cover that Moose had destroyed. Although, the patch is pretty obvious it saved us money from having to buy expensive Sunbrella fabric this year.

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*If your backyard patio furniture is not wood, no worries! Read about how I transformed my metal patio set for less then $50 (HERE)*

With no money in the budget for an outdoor furniture we had to get creative with what we already had. Stop by to see how we transformed our trash picked vintage patio set for less than $50! #furntiureredo #upcycle #patioset #spraypaint http://lehmanlane.net

TWO – Power Wash

Power wash, power wash, power wash! We started power washing our deck & flagstone walkway & what a DIFFERENCE it made. The power washing continues here with all the vinyl siding & our driveway is up next!

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We broke down & bought a power washer this year after realizing that it was almost the same cost as renting one. We found this one on Amazon for less than $150 & it seems to do the job amazingly well!

Sun Joe SPX3000 2030 Max PSI 1.76 GPM 14.5-Amp Electric Pressure Washer

Our deck looks brand new now!

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THREE – Mulch & Landscape

Nothing makes a backyard patio & deck garden more beautiful than fresh mulch. It is a lot of work to shovel, wheel barrel & spread mulch but it SO satisfying when you are done. I talk about where we get our mulch for FREE (HERE)

Landscaping can be really expensive! Stop by to see where we get mulch for Free!!! #gardening #budgetgardening #mulch http://lehmanlane.net
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We have landscaped our entire backyard patio (read about it here) & it has really started to fill in!

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Freshly Cut Flowers Add Much Needed Color to the Backyard Patio & Deck for FREE!

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You can make a wooden tool box out of Pallet to display flowers year round. (read how to make one HERE)

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FOUR – Create Your Own Privacy

Since we moved in, we have been trying to reclaim some much needed privacy especially on our deck. A few years ago we DIYed this beautiful square lattice fence & planted a climbing hydrangea on it. As you can see from this picture our backyard deck is completely private now!

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(read how to DIY one of your own HERE)

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We also added this beautiful arbor to the entrance of our backyard patio which gives the illusion of an outdoor room & a little more privacy with the sweet autumn clematis planted on it.

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Read how to make one a DIY Wooden Arbor of your Own HERE

When we decided to create our sunken brick patio one thing that I really wanted to add was a wooden arbor entrance from the garden.  Our wooden arbor does a wonderful job of making this outdoor space feel more like an outdoor room.   This wooden arbor was fairly simple to make and we made it using scrap wood from the deck that we took down and wood left over from creating our wood retaining wall. #arbor #gardenarbor #diy http://lehmanlane.net

FIVE – DIY Your Own Backyard Patio

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Believe it or not we diyed our reclaimed backyard patio just a few years ago & saved THOUSANDS doing it ourselves.

Back Patio - the plan and deck demo - side view of our farmhouse

You can read about how we took down our deck (HERE),

We build a wood retaining wall in order to hold the dirt back from our sunken brick patio #diy #retainingwall #backyardpatio https://lehmanlane.net

Added a wood retaining wall (HERE),

We moved our 700lb hot tub with just 2 People & didn't even break a sweat! Stop by to see how we did it. #movingahottub #hottub http://lehmanlane.net

Moved our hot tub with just two people (HERE),

We finally finished our reclaimed brick patio. Stop by to see how we did it! #brickpatio #diypatio http://lehmanlane.net

Created a brick patio (HERE),

We created a flagstone or Pennsylvania bluestone patio walkway off of the family room of our century old farmhouse. Stop by to see how we did it! #diy #flagstonepatio #stonepatio #bluestone #pennsylvaniabluestone #walkway http://lehmanlane.net

& a Flagstone Patio (HERE). I still can’t believe how amazing it turned out!

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We also gave a fire pit a makeover with a gravel patio that was really easy to DIY & looks fantastic! (read all about that HERE)

Just a few short years ago we created a stone fire pit. It is one of our family's favorite spots to hang out in our backyard, especially when we have large parties. We recently gave our fire pit an upgrade for less than $100 in just one day! Check out our gravel fire pit makeover! #firepit #diyfirepit #outdoordiy #gravelfirepit #firepitmakeover http://lehmanlane.net

Thanks so much for stopping by to hear our 5 backyard patio & deck ideas on a budget! I would love to hear any of your thrifty backyard ideas as well!

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