Recycle old furniture and objects to renovate terraces and gardens in an original way
The interiors often do not allow you to dare too much with colors and style of furniture and, for this reason, many people prefer to vent their creativity outside.
Beautifying the outdoor spaces is indeed fun and stimulating from the moment in which it allows you to venture even more by giving shape to a sort of personal oasis in which to take refuge, relax and receive guests for an aperitif or a dinner during the summer evenings.
With the arrival of warm weather among terraces, balconies and above all gardens, it is also time to fix what has been damaged with winter or simply not liked anymore. When you find yourself in a similar situation it is advisable to try to creatively recycle what appears to be "past" or ruined, in order to give it new life and at the same time create a personalized object.
The restyling of outdoor spaces can be carried out more easily than you think and it is therefore possible to renovate your own terrace, or your own garden, in a low cost way. To create a table accompanied by comfortable and original chairs, you can for example take advantage of used pallets, perfect for creating raised platforms above which to place wicker chairs (or similar materials) suspended, poufs or hammocks.
The pallets can also be used to create flowery corners, with well-separated and practical spaces to take care of, but also "do-it-yourself swings" (just a little manual work, sturdy ropes and a tree or a solid beam where to weld all), or "vertical frames for vases", or structures where flowers and planters, vases and even watering can be placed as decorations. They can be further transformed to become a sort of external bookcase / sideboard, to be furnished with objects and tools that often remain out of place.
The old barrels of wine, or beer, in turn are ideal for being reused as stools and tables although they are more difficult to find. The same argument concerning furniture, even for interiors, damaged by time and wear, is valid for the regeneration process: everything can be smoothed, repainted and suitable for outdoor spaces, spending the minimum and personalizing to the maximum.
The old wrought-iron structure of a bed, for example, can be renewed to accommodate the cushions of a sofa to be placed on the terrace or in the garden. The Shabby chic style fits perfectly in this perspective and offers many valid ideas in order to give life back to what is considered ancient or, worse, to throw away (when instead it should be wasted both of the valid material and of the excellent potential).
To embellish everything with natural elements such as plants and flowers contributes even more to the evolution of old furniture accumulated in the cellar and left to take dust and moisture. Other original touches can be given to outdoor spaces by taking tin boxes, rigid food containers and empty glass bottles (both those of drinks and tomato purees are fine) and transform them into pots for fake plants, for decorative purposes, or for fresh flowers (the choice to leave them transparent or reverberate, perhaps following patterns or adding writings, is personal). They can even become windproof candle holders or holders for brushes, shears, garden gloves and so on.
Old watering cans can reverse their original function, becoming vases, planters or even hanging decorative elements. Having wood of different colors, structures and sizes can be an excellent starting point for combining everything and creating a rustic support surface. Thus, although wood is no longer suitable for the fireplace, it will nevertheless serve another useful purpose.
In addition to wooden pallets, simple fruit crates can be reused to compose a real corner populated by colored vases, plants and flowers, which can be used either singularly or assembled to give shape to a larger structure, or to act as external drawers , of the color we prefer most.
Often even the most unthinkable object, like a single rubber-boot surviving the worn-out twin, can turn into a decidedly original and colorful vase or object holder. Even old tires can be useful and perform a completely new and creative function (such as the base of a table, a horizontal toilet seat or a vertical plant holder, if placed on or hanging from a wall).
What remains of a chair, whose legs are now irretrievable, is a perfect suspended chair: just take the backrest, a pair of resistant ropes, fix them to a solid base and you will get an outdoor design element and a fantastic sitting