A DIY Rustic Outdoor Retreat

A DIY Rustic Outdoor Retreat

Jess Watson
May 25, 2010

While this little shaded area would be fabulous at a lakeside or beachfront home, I'd settle for a warm afternoon next to my apartment building. It's not only the idea of sitting outside on this day bed that's incredibly relaxing, but also the hues of the pillows and spray painted pallets mimicking water and sunshine.

This little retreat is relatively easy to put together. With some shipping pallets, a foam slab, some sturdy branches and a sheet, you have the perfect shaded spot for some afternoon reading.

And if muted colors aren't your style, the color ante could easily be raised with brightly patterned pillows, a colorful awning and a highly pigmented shade for the daybed's pallets.

Now, if someone could do something about these unseasonably cool temperatures, we would be well on our way to enjoying some outdoor time.

For more instructions, visit: Canadian House & Home | DIY Beachfront Retreat.

(Image: Stacey Brandford/Canadian House & Home)

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