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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

DIY Concrete Bench

Good morning! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend!

As a homeowner there is always something that needs done - remodeled, repaired, and/or removed - all for the sake of improvement. Of course, you need to be independently wealthy to do some projects! That's why I'm always on the lookout for relatively inexpensive DIY projects. Today's post fits that to a tee!

Ample outdoor seating can be a problem. Or you have a space that just isn't right for patio chairs. Well, whatever the reason - this project will help. I believe I came across this on pinterest and I want to pass it along to you.

As soon as I saw it I knew it was something that I wanted to put in place in our backyard.  We have this strange space between our deck and the garage man door that is just awkward.  Plants won't even grow there - so how bad is that? This concrete bench is just what is needed in that space!!  It not only solves that weird space, but gives us extra seating at the same time and will be the beginning of our new patio area that we want to do! 

So, if you have the need for more places to sit comfortably or have a strange space this just might be what you need to do too! Follow my link!

Outdoor Room

I like the look of the rocks but I don't think that will be part of our plan. Also, I am thinking that painting the concrete blocks would make this more appealing to the eye! (My hubby says you can paint anything and after almost 19 years of marriage - I believe him!) 

I'm wondering if I can figure out a way to get some matching foot stools, too. would be nice to prop your feet up, huh? I definitely want to keep with the whole concrete block or weather proof materials. 

I'm hoping this project can come together over the next couple of weeks (fingers crossed).  I will take pictures as we go and post them when we have it all done!

Have a great Wednesday - see ya soon!


  1. Wow, the concrete bench works in so many ways! For one, I agree that it works well with the rocks. Even if you don’t paint it, the bench still looks gorgeous. I also like the simplicity of the project. The merged slabs, the throw pillows, and the concrete steps give your home a variety of shapes – it’s a feast to the eyes. Nicely done!

  2. Your stone bench is wonderful! Who made this bench? You can never go wrong with stone! With or without color, it can make a beautiful d├ęcor. I’ll surely set up a stone bridge in our garden too!

    -Alphonse Daigle

  3. Hi, Kendra! May I know what you’ve done to create the foot stools? If you ask me, going for wood stools will do wonders. It’ll add a nice contrast to the concerete bench while helping your garden have a more earthy look. I’d love to hear some updates about the whole project!


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