As hard rubbish collectors amongst you will know, there’s always a rickety set of table and chairs nearby – even if it’s on your local nature strip.
They may not look terribly inviting (especially if they’ve seen their fair share of rain, hail and shine), but if you can think of those timber slats as a canvas for your imagination, just about anything is possible. Take this DIY transformation by Rachel from The Crafted Life, for example. With a few pots of paint (and the better part of a lazy afternoon), she’s turned her outdoor furniture into a dining setting fit for high tea, a cocktail party or a seedy hangover breakfast session (surely those pretty colours would be soothing?). Take a peek at the instructions over here.