wood pallet - 18 DIY Doormat projects - such great ideas (inexpensive, too) to create one-of-a-kind doormats. I especially love the pallet one (painted) and also the interchangeable mat. Oh, and the pebble mat, too.
Make Storage Multitask (pool area?) Solve two outdoor problems -- a lack of seating and of storage -- at once. Transform wooden chests with paint and custom cushions made of waterproof foam and fabric. (For backyard toys, gardening stuff, and pool chems)