Like most of us, one of my guilty pleasures is reading the BuzzFeed lists. Of course, my favorites are the ones on food and gardening, like this one. One item in that post really got my attention:
This “couch” was perfect for my yarden, and perhaps as a Mother’s or Father’s Day gift? Plus it reminded me of college.
I spend a great amount of time outside in my yarden, and it’s hard to find durable, affordable patio furniture. And since my yarden is a constantly evolving project, I need to be able to move my furniture around, again, this was perfect!
I used the tutorial from The Basement, and it worked great!
I went down to my local Home Depot and gathered all my materials. You will need:
- 12 – 8″x8″x16″ cinder blocks
- 4 – 4x4x10 pieces of lumber
The lumber and blocks cost $67, the paint was free (I “borrowed” it from my Mom), and the cushions were $30 and it took me mere minutes to set up. Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
Make sure your ground is level, or this will not work well at all. Trust me, I learned the hard way.
I’m going to stain this wood, just so it lasts longer.
In the other tutorials they used adhesive to glue the blocks together. I did not do that. I felt like it was sturdy enough, and I plan on moving it around. All in all – I spent about $100 and an hour painting and putting it all together. I felt like it was worth the time and money. In fact I might cut the lumber in half and make “love seat” sizes next!