DIY cushions for patio furniture. Super easy. I didn't have old cushions to cover so I used layers of cheap bed padding foam wrapped in batting. Look here for how to do boxed corners that are not covered well http://craftapple.wordpress.com/2007/09/01/sewing-tip-squarely-boxing-those-corners/
DIY Outdoor Chairs and Porch Makeover
DIY outdoor porch or patio furniture. Learn how to make these chairs for about $20 each! Porch and patio decor and decorating ideas
painted off/white with heshem bag colored chair base scattered with cushions that are colors that take you to the seaside: warm red orange and yellow contrasted with shades of blues and greens. I plan on building this by my self got all summer!!!!
If you need privacy from above, a simple shade sail can be bought or made and installed to provide respite from the midday sun, and give you privacy from units above. You can make a shade sail out of a single canvas drop cloth and a few accessories that you will find at your local Builders or hardware store.