TUL Top 10: Outdoor Upcycle Projects for Spring

One of my favorite things about moving out to Colorado from sunny Southern California are the seasons (did you know there are actually FOUR of them?!)  and with the cold, wintery days coming to an end, I can honestly say I have a whole new appreciation for SPRINGTIME! But as the last of the snow starts to thaw, I’m reminded that as much as I love what we’ve done inside our new home since we bought it last year, the backyard is still a bit of a blank canvas and could definitely use some love. (After all, having lived in apartments for most of our adult lives, the spacious yard is one of the many reasons why my husband and I fell in love with our house in the first place!)

So, as I have been anxiously waiting for the warmer days to stick around for good (or at least for a couple of months, because I must admit, I do love the snow- most of the time.) I’ve kept myself busy by digging through the Pinterest boards in search of some creative inspiration to help kick-start the season and give your yard that special TUL touch- no matter how big or small it may be.  Hope you enjoy and Happy Spring, y’all!

1. Colander Hanging Basket

Vintage Enameled Colander Hanging Basket Planter


2. Shower Caddy Vertical Planter

How to Use a Shower Caddy as a Vertical Planter

3. DIY Solar Table Lamp

Outdoor Lighting – DIY Solar Lamp

4. Chandelier Planter

Chandelier Planter Tutorial

5. Solar Powered Chandelier

6. Repurposed Terracotta Pot Into Accent Table


 7. Repurposed Changing Table Potting Bench

Repurposed Changing Table Potting Bench

8. DIY Table Top Fire Pit

DIY Tabletop Fire Pit

9. Turn Thrift Store Finds into an Outdoor Dining Set

How to Turn Thrift Store Finds into an Outdoor Dining Set

10. Recycled Trampoline Hanging Bed

Quick Tip – Recycled Trampoline Hanging Bed!


About The Author

Interior Designer, Megan Strombel, is the Content Curator for That Upcycled Life. If Megan looks excited to contribute to TUL, it’s because she really, truly is: “It is the passion for the creative process, combined with the creative challenge of “upcycling” that fuels my excitement to be on the TUL team!”

You can expect monthly posts from Megan to keep you on your DIY toes year-round.