Furnishing your outdoor space and your home can be really pricey. Believe me, I know. When we moved into our home, we only had enough furniture for a couple of rooms and no budget to create an outdoor living space. I wish I had found these cinder block projects then! They’re not only functional and budget-friendly, but they’re actually beautiful, too. If you’re a fan of the industrial look,
Simple Cinder Block Projects for the Home
Add a simple outdoor bench to your garden. There’s no need to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on patio furniture when you can create fun, practical pieces with cinder blocks and wooden posts.
Or try this concrete block bench that was built for only $30!
In fact, you can create an entire outdoor kitchen for under $1,000 by setting up a huge eating area with cinder blocks.
Creative blogger Kristin made a concrete succulent planter that also doubles as a bar. Talk about multi-functional! And the plants really soften up the look of the concrete so that it’s not overly industrial.
Put two rows of cinder blocks over a platform of pavers, and you’ve got yourself a DIY fire pit that’s perfect for your summer bonfires.
Stack two cinder blocks vertically and one horizontally to create this simple DIY nightstand for your bedroom.
Isn’t this concrete block bedframe genius? Think of all the under-bed storage you’ll have!
They’re pretty perfect for creating a raised garden bed wherever you need one. Paint the blocks, if you’d like, to brighten up your garden.
The cinder block entertainment center is gorgeous! We love that it’s versatile enough that you can make it as big or as small as you’d like, and you can customize your storage containers based on the size.
What better way to display your patriotism for the 4th of July or all year round than with this stars and stripes planter?
A cinder block birdhouse is a great addition to your yard or garden if you want to attract some pretty birds for birdwatching.
Create a stackable sculpture that you can change out according to the seasons. Isn’t it beautiful staged with the pumpkins?
No budget for a big grill? Make a concrete block grill on the fly anywhere you need to for only $3.
Make a quick planter stand to display and store your potted plants. Jazz it up by painting each level a different color!
Cinder blocks and some wooden planks nailed together make a functional and gorgeous dining room table. What a terrific solution for those with limited space for a table. (Photo uploaded by Pinterest user Heather Toledo.)
If you enjoyed these cinder block projects, try these ideas for your outdoor living area: