As a homeowner, you undoubtedly dream of having a beautiful backyard to complete your utopian home. From a swimming pool and outdoor kitchen to a backyard bistro with a flower garden, there are so many ways you can transform your backyard into the yard of your dreams. Adding a bistro to enjoy meals with your family can be a quick and easy way to spruce up your home. It doesn’t even have to break the bank!


mushroom stool

Image Credit: Twig & Toadstool

It’s easy to go out and purchase furniture so you can relax and dine outdoors, but it’s more cost-effective and fun to build it yourself! You don’t have to be an expert craftsman to create something amazing, and many of the items you need can be found around the house. If you’ve got a flower garden, you’ve already got the perfect backdrop for your bistro. Tree stumps and wooden salad bowls can be turned into Toad-Stools to add magic and practicality to the garden. A couple of flowerpots, a pizza pan, and a little paint go together nicely to create flowerpot side tables for your food and beverage enjoyment.


concrete block chair

Image Credit: Funky Junk Interiors

Do you have cinder blocks lying around that don’t have a use? Stack them together and plant flowers in the holes to create a colorful flower chair.  A few cushions are all it takes to add comfort to these chairs. An old tire and some rope can be turned into an ottoman so you can sit back and prop up your feet. In no time, you’ll have the perfect spot to relax among the fragrant flowers.  Complete this set up with a bar or buffet table. It just takes a few more cinder blocks, a piece of wood, and a few more flowers.


butterfly lights on fence


Once you have your furniture in place, you’ll want to create some ambiance to really make your backyard bistro feel peaceful and welcoming. Smart Living Solar String Lights are a great, energy-sensible way to add vibrance and light to your bistro. A clear bowl with some water and a few G.A.M.E. LED Light Up Flowers will give your tabletop an added touch of style. Be sure to pick up a few tiki torches and citronella oil to keep those pesky mosquitoes away!


floating water lights


When it comes to sprucing up your yard, the options are endless! Whether you’re a shopper or a DIY-er, you can’t go wrong when you are creating a home and a yard that you love. Be sure to check out your local Pinch A Penny for help with all your backyard needs!

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