Most builders and DIYers will order extra supplies for their projects. This is important in case you need more than you originally estimated. The problem is that you will most likely end up with some unused materials, like concrete blocks. The good news is that this supply is very versatile. You can use it indoors or outdoors to enhance your home. Don’t let your leftover blocks go to waste. Instead, find creative ways to display them around your living space!
- Build a Sofa Bed with Convenient Shoe Storage
If you have 42 or more concrete blocks left, you can construct your own sofa bed! Build a platform that’s two blocks high. Remember to turn blocks so that openings are visible from the front of the bed. These small spaces make a great place to store shoes! Top with a small mattress or pad and your favourite throw pillows.
- Build a Half Wall with Planters for Outdoor Entertaining
Define your outdoor entertaining space by building a half wall with your leftover blocks. Arrange to desired height then turn the top blocks so that the openings point up. These can be filled with soil and flowers to create a charming divider. Leave as-is or paint your blocks to match your other outdoor décor.
- Construct a Set of Stairs Around or Through a Garden
Stairs are nice to have along hillsides. Is there a short hill in your garden that could use some improvement? Get your leftover blocks and construct a new set of stairs! Level each step and arrange blocks close together. Fill the openings with mulch or gravel then surround with plants, stones, or anything you like!
- Arrange and Fill with Candles as a Spectacular Outdoor Display
Stack blocks to form a backdrop with several steps and platforms. You can arrange different ways to get the desired effect. Make sure some of the blocks are turned so that the opening is visible. Place a small tealight inside and light. If you are concerned about fire safety or prefer not to have to relight and replace wax candles, you can also opt for the LED version. They look just as real and sometimes even come with a remote control.
- Display Items on a Concrete Block and Wood Bookshelf
Could your home use a little more storage space? Stack your concrete blocks into supports for a bookshelf. Place a wooden board on the floor and arrange blocks one or two high on each end. Set another board on top and repeat with a single block before topping with a board. Now you can fill with your favourite books, Blu-rays, or whatever you like! You can even place decorations in the gaps.
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