Our outdoor space was the first project we tackled when we moved in 2 years ago. It was a huge project consisting of removing an ugly patio, 2 layers of concrete (by hand), and a tree stump. To give us a clean slate to add pavers and blocks to make the space look more clean. Please ignore the ugly green siding, pretend it is white because it will be hopefully this fall. I cannot tell you how excited I am for that, since I have a slight problem with everything having to match!
I love color so I had to add that to the outdoors too. Spray paint was my best friend for all these projects.
I found some windows for $5 each and painted the Love and Owl on the inside of them.
The peace sign is a piece of scrap wood with license plates framing it.
I got the old wash tub for free and spruced it up with some spray paint.
The chairs were the starting point as I bought them in the green color from Menards.
I found an old cooler for $7 and it makes a great coffee table.
The address sign is license plates and metal tubing.
The bistro set and glider came from Lowes and I spray painted them.
Hope this give you some ideas to give your outdoor space some color too!