Look! DIY Pergola in Echo Park

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ATLA reader David wanted to share his DIY outdoor summertime solution inspired by one of our past posts:

“I was inspired from a pic you guys had posted of a 4 poled pergola with a nice fabric. Well my wife and I needed a quick alternative for our at-the-last minute BBQ. Target provided a king size bedsheet, and torch stakes. Home Depot provided the wood poles that I hand cut in-store.

It’s a little breezy at our house in Echo Park, so I had to cut a few holes in the sheet to keep it from floating away. Next time i want to get either a bigger (and nicer) fabric or sew two bedsheets to make it larger. Thanks for the inspiration, AT!”

Have any similar DIY outdoor solutions? Send them our way at la (at) apartmenttherapy (dot) com.