We've all fantasized about having an outdoor daybed dedicated to snoozing and sunbathing, but most of us have also felt the pangs of sticker shock while hunting for a desirable option. If you're in the "most of us" category and aren't opposed to rolling up your sleeves for a weekend project, we've found a DIY daybed tutorial you'll be tempted to try. The Apprentice Extrovert blog tackles this Summer-perfect project in an easy-to-follow two part series: one for the daybed and one for the upholstered cushion.
Need suggestions for tricking out your custom daybed? We've got you covered!
- Tilt Decorative Pillow ($95): Splurge on an outdoor pillow that also doubles as an eye-catching focal point for your daybed. We love the circular shape and fade-resistant design on this John Robshaw option.
- Orange Ikat Throw Pillow Set ($24, originally $30): Mix in these affordable outdoor cushions for a high and low balance that won't break your budget.
- Canopy Stripe Sunbrella Fabric ($25 per yard): Go classic but bold with black and white striped fabric that can withstand the elements.
- Latex Floor and Patio Enamel: For a polished look, try covering your scrap wood frame with a pretty coat of paint that can also be extended to your deck. Resistant to soaps and detergents, grease and oil, this Benjamin Moore paint goes on smoothly and only requires a single application.