If summer is your season, then you’re probably planning to spend as much of May through September outside as you possibly can. To do so, you’re going to need plenty of outdoor furniture on which to do your outdoor lounging, of course!

Few things are as enjoyable (for us sun-worshippers, at least) than buying new patio furniture, especially when you’re shopping somewhere amazing like Crate & Barrel and you’re buying a gorgeous matching furniture set. The very thought of that has us ready to throw a sun hat on.

But, let’s face it, not all of us have the money to buy a new, trendy set of outdoor furniture every time summer comes around. I certainly don’t, that’s for sure. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t want a cute new piece of patio furniture to make my outdoor space fresh for the season!

Well, whether you’re already dreaming of next summer or currently living out some summertime fantasy, you can turn those dreams into reality with this idea! With just some elbow grease, paint, and upcycled materials, you can have a beautiful outdoor table that can withstand any weather, rain or shine, without breaking your budget.

The mother-daughter team over at How To: Live Your Style show us how it’s one. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • 2 wood palettes
  • Sandpaper
  • Behr “Deck Over” paint
  • 1/2 paint rollers
  • Cinderblocks

You can already probably tell by the short list of materials that this is an incredibly easy project! We’re going to leave it to you to watch the video below (the mother-daughter banter is…interesting) to get the full set of instructions for the DIY. Trust us, you’ll have a new crown jewel for your outdoor patio in no time!

The video below also shows us how to make a DIY wood bench with a few wooden planks, cinderblocks, and paint. For the full instructions and materials on that equally adorable project, make sure to watch the video below straight through.

Not only are both this table and bench easy and inexpensive to make, but they come out looking incredibly fabulous. Your house guests are going to think you got these pieces at Pier 1, that’s how expensive-looking these rustic pieces come out! Of course, you don’t have to tell them you made both pieces on a budget – unless you want to brag, of course.

What do you think of this homemade patio furniture? Make sure to share your thoughts on these DIY rustic pieces with us!