Outdoor Cushion Storage Shed – DIY and Done!

Outdoor Cushion Storage Shed - DIY and Done!
Today I’m excited to show you our small outdoor storage shed
and how we are using it to get organized.
This post is in partnership with Walmart

Fall is on its way! While there is gratefully no rush to break out the rain boots just yet (although we actually DID have a rainstorm in the wee hours of the morning the other day), it’s never too early to prepare the yard for when rain boots will once again become our wardrobe staple.

The inevitable return of water proof boots to our feet means our patio cushions will eventually need to return to dry shelter. Womp womp womp, but it’s just a fact of life. Rain happens! We might as well prepare for the change of seasons.

So many of you ask what we do with our patio cushions in off seasons. For the past few years we’ve tossed outdoor cushions, pillows and rugs in our storage shed for the winter.

Outdoor Cushion Storage Shed - DIY and Done!

But this spring as we took our patio cushions out my husband said my collection had grown to such epic numbers that we either needed to pare down (unthinkable!! LOL!) before next winter, or come up a creative solution or two. He wanted to free up some room in our main shed for garden tools and our new lawn mower.

Outdoor Cushion Storage Shed - DIY and Done!

We thought about all kinds of options, but we landed on an idea that I have always used inside our home. Of course! It made sense. Why not add a new small storage shed to our backyard? Much like we use multiple indoor cabinets for designated organizational purposes, we could do something similar outside!

But first, we had a few qualifications and limitations to work though.

Outdoor Cushion Storage Shed - DIY and Done!

One, we obviously didn’t want to spend a fortune for a little more storage. It had to be cost effective. Why spend $10,000 for a beautiful new shed to protect a few relatively inexpensive cushions, you know what I mean?

Two, it had to be fairly small. We didn’t want to add another large structure that was going to take up a ton of room (unless it was something amazing, like a beautiful new She Shed. LOL!)

Three, it needed to be reasonably attractive, but also something we could build or put together ourselves in an afternoon.

Outdoor Cushion Storage Shed - DIY and Done!

So, basically, that ruled out a custom She-Shed at this time (although I am holding out hope for one in the future). :)

We are admittedly not terribly skilled or patient with DIY projects. But whenever possible, we will attempt projects that are well within our skill set. Not only can we save money this way, but we do find some joy in DIY. Mostly though we find joy in completed projects.

My husband is gratefully an especially willing participant when it comes to outdoor home improvement projects, so I started looking for little sheds we could put together (we meaning, him) as a weekend project.

Outdoor Cushion Storage Shed - DIY and Done!

This lil’ shed from Walmart met all of our expectations! It’s cute, affordable, was easy to put together (my husband assembled it himself), and was small enough to be tucked back into this corner (but large enough to be useful). Happily, it fits all of our white cushions! It would also work great for other storage needs. Now we’ll have more room in our main shed (and can feel more organized, too.)

Walmart had lots of options to choose from, you can see more here and our favorites we considered at the bottom of this post.

Outdoor Cushion Storage Shed - DIY and Done!

Mission Fall DIY and Done, complete!

My small outdoor storage shed

More sheds and outdoor storage solutions from Walmart

I found lots of other sheds from Walmart online in their DIY and Done section! Where and how could you use a new outdoor shed? Add more storage to your patio, side yard or backyard this fall to keep your outdoor cushions dry or gardening supplies better organized!

Outdoor Cushion Storage Shed - DIY and Done!

Sources: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7


Outdoor Cushion Storage Shed - DIY and Done!
Outdoor Cushion Storage Shed - DIY and Done!

Have a happy Thursday!

Small Space Tips + Stylish Seasonal Storage

Small Space Tips + Stylish Seasonal Storage

If you struggle to find enough storage in a small space like I do, today I have some small space tips and tricks for you!

This post is in partnership with World Market

This question comes up every year when we start talking about decorating for the seasons:

Where do you keep those decorative items that are fun to have for each season, but that you don’t want to keep out all the time?

And, how do you keep limited storage areas and closets from being overwhelmed by clutter?

Small Space Tips + Stylish Seasonal Storage

More style with more storage is my motto when it comes to furnishing rooms in my home. The minute I saw this coastal style cabinet at World Market, I LOVED IT and wanted to bring it home with me.

It’s not only got a look I love, but the size and style is flexible enough to be tucked in anywhere in my home. Plus, I knew it would serve a couple of purposes! That made it a no brainer purchase.

By the way, World Market is having a furniture sale between now and September 3, so be sure to take a peek! You’ll find so many fun things on sale (click here to shop and be sure to use coupon code FURNDEAL30 for 30% off regular priced furniture for your living room, dining room and office!).

Small Space Tips + Stylish Seasonal Storage
Small Space Tips + Stylish Seasonal Storage

Some people decide to go more minimal or simplify their style because they just don’t have enough room for extras and no tolerance for clutter!

I get it! I like keep things simple, too. But I also like to make room for what I love (see what I did there? I talk a lot about the process and mindsets for simplifying and decluttering in my book Make Room for What You Love!).

Small Space Tips + Stylish Seasonal Storage

I don’t store or even use a lot of seasonal specific items, but I do find it therapeutic and enjoyable to change up the decor as the seasons evolve.

My problem is that if I put that kind of stuff far away (as in, I bury them in the garage or shed or attic or stuffed in a closet) I will never use them. My garage is usually a scary place where you’d never ever want to go to find your festive cloth napkins right before a dinner party.

Small Space Tips + Stylish Seasonal Storage

That’s the main trouble with hanging on to too many things you like. Where do you put them? Why bother to keep pretty accessories if will be too hard to find or difficult or stressful to get them when you need them. Right? They just turn to clutter and no one wants that.

So my small space solution for organizing seasonal and decorative accessories is to utilize baskets, small cabinets, dressers, and nightstands in every room.

Small Space Tips + Stylish Seasonal Storage

In order to have a cabinet taking up space in any room, I think it must serve at least two purposes. One, the cabinet must add style and possibly add a useful surface to the room. It can hold a lamp or be used as an end table, for example.

Then I also give each cabinet a designated storage purpose. Cabinets also become clutter catchalls if they don’t have a defined purpose. Once you know what the purpose of the cabinet is, you make that purpose a rule you won’t break.

Small Space Tips + Stylish Seasonal Storage

I love to have fun setting dining tables all year round, so of course I end up with lots of table accessories I want to hang on to. That means I have to find convenient places to store various cloth napkins, placements, dishes and other items for the table or I’ll never use them!

My new cabinet is primarily being used right now as my cloth napkin cabinet. I would love to get even more napkins, now that I have this convenient cabinet to store them in! And, maybe I’ll even have more dinner parties.

My dream is to have stacks and stacks of pressed cloth napkins ready at all times. I may need to hire a housekeeper just for that purpose since I never iron anything, LOL! A girl can dream.

Small Space Tips + Stylish Seasonal Storage

For awhile I kept my napkins in a different dresser, but when we moved that dresser from the living room to our guest room, it no longer felt right to keep napkins in there. Mostly I didn’t like having to ask guests if I could come in their room so I could set the table! That was inconvenient for everyone. Now that dresser holds guest sheets and towels, so it makes sense.

Small Space Tips + Stylish Seasonal Storage

I’ve used all of my cabinets in different ways in different homes. That’s another reason I love to use them for small spaces, you can move them around and tuck them into different rooms to suit your current needs. You can mix and match styles, so don’t worry about that. And if you move to a new home? Your stylish storage pieces can come with you!

Small Space Tips + Stylish Seasonal Storage

Where do you store your fun seasonal items?

Small Space Tips from World Market
Shop by Room: Small Spaces at World Market

Small Space Tips + Stylish Seasonal Storage
Small Space Tips + Stylish Seasonal Storage

These furniture pieces in my home / my daughters’ homes are on sale:

My gray glass door dining/media cabinet

My laptop table

My daughter Kylee’s wood desk (as seen here)

Courtney’s drop-leaf small space dining table (as seen here)

My white/wood macrame stool with tassels

My shutter cabinet (from this post)

Small Space Tips + Stylish Seasonal Storage

Shop all sale furniture here! (ends Monday 9/2)

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