Fall always seems to fly by faster than any other season. Before you know it, we will be closing our windows and heading indoors for some nesting (blankets, hot tea — you get the idea). I thought we should take a moment to celebrate the great outdoors with a roundup of our best outdoor-related Before & After projects. The amount of dedication, energy and creativity shown in these projects amazes and truly inspires me to find an outdoor space to make my very own. I hope they inspire you, as well, and that we can all get outdoors and make something cool before the colder weather kicks in. Enjoy! — Kate
Image above: Deborah turned an old pallet into a simple and charming outdoor potting station.
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See all of our best outdoor-related Before & After projects after the jump!
Images above: With some serious elbow grease, Karen was able to completely transform her outdoor space into a chic, modern backyard oasis.
Images above: Heike used old glass windows to create this awesome outdoor hideaway for relaxing in nature.
Image above: Arnod created an ingenious retractable bench and table out of pine to utilize his outdoor patio space.
Images above: Landscape designer Nick McCullough spent two months on this incredible backyard transformation for a client.
Images above: Karen shows her creative genius yet again with these globe bird feeders made from old light fixtures.
Images above: Jess Chamberlain from Sunset Magazine shared some of their favorite salvaged outdoor projects, including this ladder gardening shelf.
Images above: For her patio makeover, Alicia added tall greenery for privacy and a modern dining setup perfect for cozy backyard gatherings.
Images above: Using gravel, veggie gardens and a simple layout, Jess created a beautiful backyard space with a great color palette of cool, weathered grays and bright lime greens.
Images above: Karen gives her home exterior an ultra-modern touch with dark, dramatic siding.
Images above: Matthew proves nothing need go to waste with his inventive file cabinet planter.
Images above: Dan transformed his home’s exterior with cool waved siding and a complete landscape redesign.
Images above: Karen creates a charming birdbath for her backyard, this time out of some dowels and a serving bowl.