The Perfect Summer DIY Project

Summer is right around the corner! With each day being sunnier than the last, it’s time to spruce up that outdoor area. Balcony, porch, or backyard – whatever your outdoor situation is – you want to enjoy the warm weather outside, right?  Why not get crafty?! Soak up the rays, put on some good tunes, and try these DIY projects.

Wall Shelf \\ $195 \\ sku #YD5056

Easy DIY Planters/Succulents

Bookcase \\ $573 \\ sku #PC6341

What you’ll need:
– Glass jar
– Rope or twine
– Scissors
– Succulents (size depends on size of glass jar)

This project is DIY upcycling, so save those cute jars that hold things like jams, mustards, sauces, etc. If you already have some ready, great. If not, start saving them now.

  1. Directions:
    1. Simply rinse out the jar and remove any stickers or labels.
  2. 2. Take your rope and tie it around the lip of each jar for a cute, little air plant display
  3. 3. Hang it from wherever you think looks best.
  4. 4. Voila! It’s that easy.

Another idea is to skip hanging the succulents and instead, just place them on a cute accent table or a shelving unit outside. An industrial style bookshelf as a makeshift herb garden is a practical way to house many different planters. Who says you need to have a physical plot of land to garden?

Child Bench \\ $51 \\ sku #C006

Instead of spending time and resources to properly hang the succulents, you can get even more crafty by gluing rope wrapped all around the pot. You can then paint that rope or just directly apply colorfully painted designs to the glass jar… the possibilities are endless! No outdoor space? No problem. Simply infusing your home with some greenery makes for a summery vibe.

Weatherproofing Outdoor Furniture

Weatherproofing your outdoor furniture is key to proper maintenance and upkeep. You want your furniture to stay beautiful and in good condition no matter the weather. For example, if you notice any chipping at all, immediately sand, smooth, and repaint the area. If you don’t, that chip will rust and rust fast. Whether you want to put painted wood pieces or vintage fabric armchairs outside, it’s important that they can withstand any outdoor elements. If you live somewhere with four seasons, then rain and snow are challenges that can degrade your outdoor furniture. If this is the case, you’re much better off storing your furniture somewhere inside during the winter season. Why keep them outside 365 days a year just to be unused and exposed to the elements?

These DIY projects are just what you need to start gearing up for the summer. If a new project springs to mind then come visit us! Our team has been in the decor business for years, and we’d be happy to steer you in the right direction. Find your nearest Nadeau location by clicking here and remember to join our email list to hear about new shipments.

As always, send pictures of Nadeau product in your home to We love seeing what the new season brings!

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