This Weekend: Liven Up Your Outdoor Living Space

This Weekend: Liven Up Your Outdoor Living Space

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Adrienne Breaux
Jul 11, 2015
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Considering the differences in size, shape, type and climate outdoor areas come in, this task for you could be a big one or a small one. But no matter the size of your outdoor space, the spirit of this post is the same for everyone: Pay some attention to this exterior area of your home to whip it into shape this weekend and make it the kind of spot you want to do some living in!

This Weekend's Assignment:

Liven up your outdoor living space

Look, no matter if you have a giant backyard, a puny porch, a barely-there stoop or just a window that overlooks a fire escape, chances are there's some sort of connection to the outside you can feel from your home and that's what we want you to focus on this weekend.

Because the range of sizes and types of outdoor areas can vary pretty wildly from one home to the next, it's up to you to define the size and scope of your task this weekend. The main goal for everyone, though, should be doing a little bit to take it from a place you think about hanging out in to a place you do hang out in. What your space needs to get it there is up to you. Use the links below to figure out what your outdoor area needs so you can do a little living in it this weekend:

If it could use a good cleaning.How To Clean Patio Furniture

If it's pretty small and needs some help.7 Sneaky Solutions for Small Outdoor Spaces

If entertaining in your outdoor area would make it better, consider the advice from this weekend's Guide to the Perfect Summer. Get Your Outdoor Space Ready for Entertaining (and Enjoying!) in 5 Steps

If relaxing in your outdoor space is your outdoor dream. 5 Essential Elements You Need for the Ultimate Outdoor Retreat

If you've just been making a lot of excuses. Excuse-Busting Answers For Why You Don't Use Your Outdoor Area

Remember, as with all of our Weekend Projects, just do what you have the time and energy to do!

SHOW US WHAT YOU'RE WORKING ON THIS WEEKEND! Share your tips and photos of your Weekend Project work on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ATweekendproject.

Check out the recent weekend work of some of our readers:

(Image credit: Instagram user kyle_dyer)

Instagram user kyle_dyer used Sherwin Williams Marshmallow, Aloe & Sea Salt to create a neat painted door detail.

(Image credit: Instagram user gloriajoy)

Instagram user gloriajoy got creative with a vintage brass fish to add a functional detail to her bathroom.

(Image credit: Instagram user kailochic)

Instagram user kailochic did lots of things in this bold bathroom, including painting a pattern on the ceiling, tackling a DIY light fixture and IKEA hacking some wall-mounted shelves.

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