The Best Outdoor Projects of 2022

THE BEST OUTDOOR DIY PROJECTS OF 2022 FROM NORTH AMERICA’S TOP DIY BLOGGERS

 

DIY SPECIAL

The Top DIY Blogs

In the spirit of keeping busy and staying positive in these exceptional times, we interviewed some of the best DIY bloggers in North America to find out their favorite outdoor projects from the past year.

Let yourself be inspired by their projects, and why not tackle a project of your own to make your home more comfortable and enjoyable!

EMILEE ANDERSON

DIY BLOGGER

Emilee Anderson helps DIYers through their very first projects with easy-to-follow tutorials, high-quality building plans and beginner DIY courses. She specializes in developing basic, beginner-friendly projects that don't look like they were made by a beginner. You can find all of her beginner DIY resources at www.MamaNeedsaProject.com.

WHICH OUTDOOR PROJECT WAS YOUR FAVORITE?

One of my favorite outdoor projects is my backyard fire pit. It was a quick, easy project, and we have gotten so much use out of it!

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS PROJECT?

I love our DIY backyard fire pit because it was a really simple project to complete, and we've gotten so much use out of it. From making S’mores with the kids for backyard camping to sitting around the fire with friends in the evening - it's been a great addition to our backyard.

HOW WOULD YOU RATE THIS PROJECT FOR SKILL LEVEL?

This is definitely a beginner project. There are no special skills or tools required.

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO COMPLETE?

From start to finish putting together our fire pit only took about 2 hours. We were able to build it in the morning and use it for the first time that evening.

WHAT WAS THE APPROXIMATE BUDGET TO COMPLETE YOUR PROJECT?

Our cost was about $200.

EMILEE’S BACKYARD FIRE PIT

CHECK OUT EMILEE’S STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL ON HER WEBSITE!

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SADIE MAE

BLOGGER AND CREATOR OF “THE AWESOME ORANGE”

Sadie Mae is the maker behind The Awesome Orange. A wife, fur mama, and Auntie to 5 awesome kiddos, you can generally find her with a messy top knot, no make-up on and making awesome furniture. In her blog, Sadie Mae shares her furniture building experiences to inspire others to go out and try something new. You can follow her building adventures and get some tips and tricks on her website at www.theAwesomeOrange.com

SADIE MAE’S COOLER DECK BOX WITH CUTTING BOARD

SADIE MAE’S COOLER DECK BOX WITH CUTTING BOARD

CHECK OUT SADIE MAE’S TUTORIAL ON HER WEBSITE TO BUILD YOUR OWN COOLER DECK BOX!

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MEGAN TAYLOR

BLOGGER AND CREATOR OF “TWO FEET FIRST”

Megan is the creator of “Two Feet First”. Her passion is helping homeowners transform their outdated homes into something they can be proud of. She shares DIY projects to renovate your space in affordable ways. Sometimes it's building something with wood, and other times, it's showing how NOT to make that mistake!

When she started updating her home, Megan knew very little. But hundreds of projects later, she has learned a whole heck-of-a-lot about renovating, DIY projects, woodworking, using power tools, organizing, decorating, planning a project, and many other skills that she picked up along the way. She wants to give women the courage and resources to renovate their homes into something they love.

You can check out more of her projects at www.twofeetfirst.net

WHICH OUTDOOR PROJECT WAS YOUR FAVORITE?

My favorite outdoor project for 2021 was building our floating deck in our backyard.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS PROJECT?

This project has been on our list of projects for years, and we were tired of not being able to enjoy our backyard.

HOW WOULD YOU RATE THIS PROJECT FOR SKILL LEVEL?

Intermediate.

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO COMPLETE?

Our deck has lots of different angles; this made the project take longer than if you were building a rectangular deck. But the project took us about two weeks to complete from start to finish.

WHAT WAS THE APPROXIMATE BUDGET TO COMPLETE YOUR PROJECT?

Our floating deck build for all materials was about $2,800.

Magen's Floating Deck

MEGAN’S FLOATING DECK

CHECK OUT ALL OF MEGAN’S PROJECTS ON HER WEBSITE!

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CHELSEA LIPFORD WOLF

BLOGGER AND DIYer

Chelsea Lipford Wolf has been a homeowner for over 10 years and shares her DIY projects through blog posts and easy to watch how-to videos. She loves sharing all of the things she’s learned and making improving your home attainable and pretty! You can check out all her projects on her website.

WHICH OUTDOOR PROJECT WAS YOUR FAVORITE?

We’ve lived in our house for over a year now and have done some major updates on the outside. But one of my favorite projects I completed myself was creating planters to anchor string lights and a shade cloth over our back patio.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS PROJECT?

I’m all about making the most of what you’ve got, even if it’s temporary. String lights around the patio give my family and I a few more hours to use and enjoy our patio. And the shade cloth is necessary in the summer months when the afternoon sun is beating down. All I needed was a spot to hold them up opposite our carport.

HOW WOULD YOU RATE THIS PROJECT FOR SKILL LEVEL?

This is definitely a project a beginner DIY-er or new homeowner could tackle!

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO COMPLETE?

It took approximately 1 hour to create the planters and secure the shade and lights.

WHAT WAS THE APPROXIMATE BUDGET TO COMPLETE YOUR PROJECT?

It cost around $200 for materials and supplies.

CHELSEA’S PLANTERS WITH STRING LIGHT

CHECK OUT ALL OF CHELSEA’S PROJECTS ON HER WEBSITE!

Closing Summary

Staying busy and productive is the key to keeping your spirits up in any circumstances. Our top 4 DIY bloggers are living proof of that.

Check out their websites, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube channels for even more projects.

Spending time outdoors with friends and family is a marvelous way to enjoy each other's company in a relaxed, easy-going, no-stress way. So why not make your outdoor space comfortable and cozy to make the experience even more enjoyable?

Which DIY backyard project inspired you most? Are there any projects you want to tackle at home this year?

Feel free to share your awesome DIY home projects with us in the comments below.

We want to know what kept you busy this past year!

Below is a list of fireplace and grill stores that service Virginia (VA)

Manassas, VA

Winston's Chimney Service
11301 Industrial Road
Manassas, VA 20109

Mechanicsville, VA

Hearth & Home Shoppe
8151 Mechanicsville Tpk
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

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Roanoke, VA

Dixie Building Products Inc.
3342 Melrose Ave NW
Roanoke, VA 24017


For more information, contact your local fireplace and grill store..

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