DIY patio canopies- 4 eye bolts, Teflon coated cable, flush clamps, shower curtain rings with clamps, fabric. Works great and you can change the fabric anytime you want. I got the fabric at Walmart. For one 8 foot section I got 3 yards of fabric. Christina Kulzer
Another one for the "worth the effort" DIY files... Cathy and her husband wanted a chlorine-free pool big enough for the whole family to splash around in during the hot Santa Rosa summer. Hoping for something more attractive than a big vinyl tub, they finally decided on a galvanized steel stock tank. All it took was some clever DIY plumbing, and for about $500 they were living the good life. Learn how they did it after the jump...
Landscape Makeovers From Turf War: The once weedy backyard is transformed into a themed "pirate's cove" with rustic seating, fire pit and outdoor bar. Retaining walls constructed from feather rock and multi-level plantings add dimension to the enclosed space. From DIYnetwork.com
How to Make an Outdoor Curtain Rod for Very Little Money
How to Make an Outdoor Curtain Rod for Very Little Money 3/4 inch Conduit: about $2.75 for 10 feet; it won’t rust which makes it perfect for outside. and they will cut it for you right there in the store! 3/4 in. pipe hangers: (on HomeDepot.com search “Halex 3/4 in. Steel Conduit and Pipe Hangers”) These come in a 5 pack for about $2.75 and are really easy to drill into your patio cover to hold your rod. Curtain Rod Clips- 1 inch.