In Progress: Shabby Outdoor Cabana

Remember my little shabby outdoor cabana project? It started with a long piece of white fabric I had lying around the house. I cut it up, hung it up, and am living the cabana dream I have always hoped for. The only purchase I made on this project was some curtain rings. I staple gunned some wire to the overhang to hold them up and then clipped the fabric on. I was really trying to use what I had and not make this an expensive project. In the long run I might want to put them on a rod but for the time being, this will do. I probably could have even just staple gunned it right into the wood! By the time I get the ladder out to actually reach these bad boys to take down to wash, I might as well just pull staples out!
The two outer curtains I tied up with leftover fabric and the middle panels are tied up with red ribbon I had lying around the house. I was going for super frugal here...

More to come as I slowly bring the indoors out to create an airy and welcoming backyard cabana...

Have any items lying around to make a frugal masterpiece?

Posted at A Soft Place to Land



37 comments:

  1. Ashley, love this idea. You have proven to bring beauty through a frugal eye. It's great to reuse things and see what you can create with what you have on hand. Great Job!

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  2. Love it!!! Can't wait to see more as it unfolds!!!

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  3. WOW! This is great. You must really enjoy this!

    Have fun living the good life :)
    (That's what this reminds me of)

    Sandra

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  4. That is amazing. Now, when I move you want to come help me create a retreat patio? :)

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  5. Hi, Ashley, I just love your outdoor room & really, really want to do a gazebo/cabana on our back deck. I love what you've done to yours. Looks like yours is all open on the top, I'm looking at a covered gazebo from Target that I hope to make work. There is nothing like hanging outside during the summer. Enjoy your room!

    Lucky you to get to go to Hawaii too! Loved the pics.

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  6. looks fabulous! You did a great job..WAHOO!!

    Enjoy!

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  7. I love what you have done thus far... Great job!

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  8. Ashley, I totally want to invite myself over for some smoothies! ;) It looks fabulous. But everything you do is fabulous! It's really really pretty. :)

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  9. I just found your blog and I am in L-O-V-E.

    Your cabana is so pretty. It's perfect for summer. I could be just a little bit jealous :)

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  10. I've been trying to talk my husband into the idea of outdoor curtains. I think showing him your photos will help change his mind. Just gorgeous!!!

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  11. This is so perfect. I love this outdoor living. Your ideas are so creative. Kathi

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  12. What a gorgeous space! I feel like kicking back and having some lemonade. I'd totally be living out there if that were my house. Gorgeous!

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  13. How relaxing! It's a perfect time of year to eat dinner outside...what a great spot for it.

    ~Kim

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  14. Hey! I have one of these in my backyard too! What a fun, quick solution....Can't wait to try this little 'dress up' for my next party. What do you think about burlap?

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  15. Hi Ashley, thanks for stopping by! This looks fabulous!!

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  16. Awesome! I would be outside all the time!
    -Jill

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  17. Loving what you have done. The curtains are just perfect. Look forward to seeing what all you do in your outdoor space.

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  18. How cute! It makes me want to put my feet up and sip a cold drink.

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  19. This is fantastic. You are so creative to think of all of that. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Charla

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  20. You have really created a great place to relax and feel like you are in your own little paridise.

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  21. You did an awesome job.. so peaceful and relaxing looking. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Debbie

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  22. Neat idea! You have me eyeing my back patio now... oh boy.

    Donna

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  23. I love it! I wish I had something to connect to on my back patio!

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  24. Awesome! I think I'd spend all my time sitting outside if I had a space like that! We've got too many bugs, mosquitoes and wasps buzzing around so we've got a boring old gazebo with netting up...otherwise we wouldn't get to do anything outside!

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  25. Love it! I'm doing something similar on my patio for the 4th of July. If it works out, I'll post some pictures.

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  26. What a lovely space! Perfect for snuggling up with a book or for hosting a fun party! Love it! Great job!

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  27. Love your fabulous cabana - very calming and inviting!

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  28. What a great idea! I might have to borrow this for my patio!

    Tana@Crafting R&R

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  29. That's gorgeous. I think it's wonderful that you didn't spend much money on it.

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  30. Your porch looks beautiful! I love curtains outside like that.

    Great job!
    Kimba

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