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Backyard Projects

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The Chevrolet Equinox

Noah Schuffman

Host Noah Schuffman brings us along as he helps homeowner Brad build five DIY projects to create a walk down memory lane for his wife, in celebration of their wedding anniversary.

From their first date to his marriage proposal to her announcement that they were expecting their first child, Brad sets out to recreate the most monumental moments in their life together. With a little creativity, Noah’s DIY skills and the help of their versatile Chevrolet Equinox, Brad and Noah make a fire pit, an outdoor movie screen, a patio table with a built-in cooler, glass bottle torches, and a water feature. Will this be another unforgettable evening to add to the story? They have a lot of work to do before we find out.

The First Date

Outdoor Movie Screen

To recreate their first date together – which was a trip to the local movie theater – Brad has decided to build an outdoor movie screen in his backyard. Once he and Noah figure out the best location for the screen, they get to work.

To learn how to DIY an outdoor movie screen in your own backyard, check out this tutorial: “How to Build an Outdoor Movie Screen.”

The Proposal

Patio Table With a Built-In Cooler

The evening when Brad proposed (and she said “Yes!”) will always be a special memory for the couple, but it wasn’t exactly fine dining. This time around, he is going to upgrade that date by transforming a basic table into a multifunctional showpiece.

For a detailed how-to, visit: “Patio Table With a Built-In Cooler.”

Glass Bottle Torches

And what would a romantic evening be without the proper mood lighting? Brad and Noah come up with a unique way to upcycle some glass bottles into mounted torches.

To get more information on how to make your own glass bottle torches, check out: “Glass Bottle Torches.”

The Announcement

Fire Pit

It was the best news he had ever received, so the recreation of when Lisa told Brad that they were expecting their child has to be just right. It was on a camping trip – as they sat fireside – that she made the big announcement. Brad and Noah decide to install a fire pit right there, in the backyard.

Want to build your own backyard fire pit? Check out: “How to Build a Fire Pit.”

Water Feature

But why stop there? Brad and Noah add to the camping experience by bringing more nature to the setting with a water feature made out of an old whiskey barrel.

Interested in bringing a water feature into your space? This how-to will guide the way: “Backyard Water Feature.”

The Reveal

Want to see how it all came together? Watch as Brad surprises Lisa with an evening that celebrates their life together.

The Equinox

The Chevrolet Equinox is the versatile crossover designed for the DIY lifestyle. Whether you're taking 5 passengers to the flea market or using the ample cargo room for reclaimed wood waiting to be transformed into a unique coffee table, you'll be doing it in style. And with an EPA – estimated 32 MPG highway, you'll be saving money for what really matters – your next project.

Spoiler alert: With available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi you can turn your Equinox into the ultimate mobile hotspot with great signal quality and the ability to connect up to seven devices.

The convenient Multi-Flex® Sliding Rear Seat is designed for whatever you need to haul. When it's folded flat you'll have over 63 cubic feet maximum cargo space. Great for stuff that never seems to collapse like it's supposed to.

Devices must be WPA2 compliant with active OnStar service and data plan. Wi-Fi devices manufactured prior to 2006 may not be compatible. Please consult your device manufacturer for information regarding the WPA2 security protocol and Wi-Fi device compatibility. Visit onstar.com for vehicle availability, details and system limitations. Services and connectivity may vary by model and conditions. 4G LTE service available in select markets. Some services require a data plan. Vehicle must be started or in accessory mode.

Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.