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DIY Outdoor Marquee Light

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We love our backyard! The evergreens WA is known for make for a beautiful view. As lovely, as the trees are I felt like my view needed a little bling! This DIY Outdoor Marquee Light adds a little something to my backyard day & night!
Time: 2 Hours Cost: $35.00 Difficulty: Easy
  • diy outdoor marquee light decor, diy, electrical, outdoor living, woodworking projects
My husband and I made this one evening during one of our garage date nights. {It's hard to get out for a date night with three kiddos!} It really was the perfect quick & easy date night project!
  • diy outdoor marquee light decor, diy, electrical, outdoor living, woodworking projects
We started with a scrap piece of 1/2" pressure treated plywood & played around with a D design. *A little tip: Do you have some new construction in your area? They throw away tons of scraps of this stuff! Ask to "dumpster dive" and they may even help you load it into your car!
  • diy outdoor marquee light decor, diy, electrical, outdoor living, woodworking projects
We drilled some holes for the lights and layered a couple of paint colors under the gold topcoat. After a light sanding to give it a little more character, we popped the string globe lights.
  • diy outdoor marquee light decor, diy, electrical, outdoor living, woodworking projects
We hung this on our back fence so I could enjoy it out the kitchen window and by the fire pit on warm evenings. Wouldn't you love to gaze at this outside of your window!?!

To see more: http://www.dolendiaries.com/2014/03/diy-outdoor-marquee-letter.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Tegma
    Tegma Lake City, PA
    on Aug 2, 2014

    I love it, and love the idea of a "garage date night", too! You must be a special couple to find such joy in working together on a project like that! I can see why the letter "D" lights up your life!

    • Shelly @ Dolen Diaries
      Shelly @ Dolen Diaries North Bend, WA
      on Feb 22, 2015

      @tegma We had to find something we liked doing together. I think that's one of the keys to a happy, long lasting marriage.

  • Wendy Johnson
    Wendy Johnson Niles, MI
    on Aug 4, 2014

    Love it. I have a fence and a garage , now I just need tools and someone to go into the garage with :)

  • Anna @Annabode
    Anna @Annabode Alexandria, VA
    on Sep 16, 2014

    I'd love to make something like this for my wedding reception!

  • Andrea Noll
    Andrea Noll Colorado Springs, CO
    on Feb 19, 2015

    First of all, making a date to create something as a team is a beautiful thing. I love this idea. Thanks for posting.

  • Sirkku
    Sirkku Finland
    on Apr 11, 2017

    Great idea, I will make something like too

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