At my house, the weekend is the time to clean up and relax but the other day my husband asked me if there were any projects I needed his help with over the weekend. That got me thinking. I have a good long list of things that need to get done but what could be done in just a weekend? Well, here is my list of projects that we’ll be doing over weekends. I’m really excited about it!
Outdoor Scrabble: It’s fun for anyone who can spell. We use scrabble as a way to teach the kids how to spell correctly. Who doesn’t like games to help them learn?
Raised Garden: I love gardening, but I hate crouching or kneeling forever just to tend the garden. Raised beds are relatively simple to make but you don’t have to kill your knees and back just to weed the garden.
Hanging Gutter Planters: I’m all about my gardening this time of year but aside from a raised garden bed, the rest of my small yard is for the dog and the kids. However, this allows me to plant just a few more things and adds decoration!
Build a Fire Pit: We bought an old metal one a few years back and used it all year! Yes, even in the cold, snowy winter! That being said, I’d really like a permanent, stone fire pit in our yard.
Make a Place for Kids: A sand box, a playhouse, SOMETHING! We’re lacking a lot in the backyard. Although, we do have a dog so that’s something, right?
Outdoor Chandelier: A little light for those starless nights.
Table: I love eating out on our back patio during the warmer months. It makes it feel like I’m eating at a funky new restaurant and I can forget for a moment about the piles of laundry that need to be folded and all the other chores that haven’t been finished.
Trash Center: That doesn’t sound very appealing, I realize, but hear me out. We have a trash can and a recycle bin that just sit there, on the side of our garage, looking, well, ugly. The solution is to simply build a space for them to be neatly stored.
Seating: Okay, I know I’ve already said that I don’t have a ton of room in my yard but modular seating would be a dream come true! And it doesn’t look that hard to make…
A Doghouse: I’ve always wanted to build a cute doghouse for our canine friend! Now we’ll see if he’ll actually use it…
Trellis/Pergola: I don’t know if vines would last in the heat here, but boy oh boy do I love the idea of a pergola trellis combo in the backyard for a small oasis.
Waterproof Pillows: Because there is nothing quite as disgusting as a water soaked pillow after a rainstorm.