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Outdoor Projects {Link Party Highlights}

Rounding up my favourite outdoor projects from this year’s Outdoor Extravaganza, including plants, decorating, paint and more.

It has been a busy few weeks with the Outdoor Extravaganza, client projects, and getting ready for my son’s graduation from high school. This time of year always seems to be crazy, but thoughts of laying poolside and enjoying a mojito or two in July keep me energized and on track. I think what I love most about summer is the relaxed, go-with-the-flow attitude we adopt around here before “the schedule” starts up again in September.

A big thanks to all of you who linked up plants & flowers, decorating, and paint projects at the Outdoor Extravaganza. I was blown away by all the talent and will definitely be stealing some of the outdoor project ideas for my own space.

Outdoor Projects

Here are some of my faves…(difficult to narrow down I must add!)

Plants and Flowers

The one outdoor project I always look forward to most in the spring is visiting the garden centres and selecting my plants and flowers. We had a big garden at our last place, but space is a bit more limited in this yard. Space-wise and clever gardening ideas are something I’m always on the hunt for, and I love these containers and raised-bed gardens.

Planter Box With Colorful Flowers

Colourful planter box by House Updated (I just love this door colour too!)

Salad Planter in Wooden Crate

Salad planter by Life at Cloverhill

Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

Raised Bed Garden by Miller Musings

Outdoor Decorating

On the outdoor decorating side of things, colourful and bold seems to be the theme this year. Creating an outdoor space that you love is a must in my books!

Colorful Patio Decorating

Colourful Patio by J.S. Lately Design

Lakehouse Inspired Back Deck Decorating

Lakehouse Inspired Deck by Southern State of Mind

Decorating for a Backyard Barbeque

Backyard Barbecue Decorating by A Lo and Behold Life

Outdoor Paint Projects

And finally, it always amazes me how paint and creativity can transform almost anything. These projects knocked my socks off!

Stencilled Deck Floor

Stencilled Deck Floor by The Hunted Interior

DIY Bike Parking Lot Sign

Bike Parking Lot Sign by Blessed Life Atop a Cakestand

Have any favourite outdoor projects of your own from the Outdoor Extravaganza? What have you been inspired to create?

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  1. Some seriously gorgeous outdoor spaces! I love when it’s finally summer in Canada because I think we actually appreciate it and soak as much of it in as we can (before the winter jackets come out again!).

  2. Well, I looooove your bench, and that’s inspired me to keep my eyes open in my rounds for our porch. We have a very constrained spot, but if I find the perfect small addition, I know we can make it feel welcoming and more interesting. In the meantime, I have my pots yet to fill, and then I’m done. That’s on the agenda between now and Saturday!

    1. I still have a few plants to pot. We have had so much rain over the past couple of weeks making it difficult to get much done outside. Here’s hoping the weekend is better! Good luck with yours :)

  3. Lots of great projects! I have been loving the backyard this month, maybe just to get away form inside renovations, but also because I’ve been so inspired by seeing other people’s spaces that I want to make our yard even more usable and lovely. Outdoor Extravaganza was fun to keep an eye on

    1. I know where you’re at right now. Last spring/summer we were renovating our basement and it was nice to escape the chaos going on inside the house. Thank goodness it’s all done and we can use it on those days that are too hot (although I would welcome some of those days right now!). Good luck with everything. It’s been fun to watch so far!

  4. I’m still at the part where you write “my son’s graduation from high school”. What!? You look like you just graduated yourself ;)

    I love all the colourful pillows in the stencilled floor picture. Thinking of you. Besos, Sarah

  5. My pleasure! If I can inspire someone with something I did, my job is done;))
    Thank you so much for featuring my barn, Shauna!
    So many great ideas!
    Thanks again!
    Love and hugs

  6. Wow these are some great projects. That painted floor is awesome! Thanks for the roundup!

  7. I can’t even express how much the return of spring and COLOUR revs me up :)  Thanks for a great round-up.

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