Putting outdoor art to the test

DIY outdoor art for our back deck {Heather's Handmade Life}

Last spring, we built a pergola to go over the picnic table on our back deck.

It was a game-changer for me, as a pale indoorsy person who only appreciates a sunny day if I’m able to hide in the shade.

At some point over the summer, I decided to brighten up the inside of the pergola by hanging outdoor-friendly artwork I’d made from scrap wood — like a barn quilt and a few fun quotes.

DIY barn quilt for your back deck {Heather's Handmade Life}
DIY barn quilt for your back deck {Heather’s Handmade Life}

Before I had a chance to show it to you, it was September and I’d switched my focus back to creating indoor projects.

Here’s how everything looked last summer. (Green grass??? What’s that???)
DIY outdoor art for our back deck {Heather's Handmade Life}
DIY outdoor art for our back deck {Heather’s Handmade Life}
DIY outdoor art for our back deck {Heather's Handmade Life}
DIY outdoor art for our back deck {Heather’s Handmade Life}

This worked out well, though, because now I can report back on how the outdoor art lasted during the winter months.

DIY outdoor art for our back deck {Heather's Handmade Life}
Yikes! This one did NOT hold up well!

What worked and what didn’t? How did I make the different pieces? Continue reading in my weekly DIY column, My Handmade Home, for the full scoop on my outdoor art!

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So what do you think?

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