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The Rustic Patio Makeover

April 22, 2014

When we moved into this rental the snow was flying. Our biggest goal was to just get everything moved. Things got put wherever they would fit. The small patio had a covered roof, so it made sense to pile stuff we didn’t know what to do with there.

I have been working on one house project at a time, and with the weather getting warmer, it was time to take on the patio. It may be a rental, but for now it is home and I want it to feel that way.

I can’t believe I’m am showing you this, but this is a before shot. Aside from the obvious junk piled on it, there were also a few other issues to overcome.

There is no light fixture. This is the lighting the previous occupants left us. Uhm. No.

We took down the dirty, multicolored Christmas lights (half of which were not working) and hung a hanging flower basket with clear twinkle lights in it. I only had a 50-count string, but it was a definite improvement. Even with 50 lights, they look awesome at night.

To spruce up the back wall and to blend it with our style, I shopped the storage unit for a couple of barn doors. The barn star above the doors is camouflaging the excess cord from the lights.

The couch is one we had on our old patio, but I added seat cushions and covered pillows for the back.

The potting bench and coffee table are from yesterday’s post. I also added extra lighting on the coffee table with solar lights in a flower pot and a oil-filled jar lamp placed in a feed pan.

The table and chairs were set just off the patio.

Bring on the summer heat!

Enjoy!

Places I’m partying this week:

Monday:
Inspiration Monday
Make It Pretty Monday
Block Party
Craftastic Monday
Marvelous Mondays
Monday Funday
Creative Corner Hop
Tuesday:
Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday
The Inspiration Board
Show Me What You Got
From Dream To Reality
The Scoop
Knick of Time Tuesday
Wednesday:
Wow Us Wednesdays
We Did It! Wednesday
Wednesday’s Adorned From Above
{wow me} wednesday
A Little Bird Told Me
Wednesday Whatsits
Whatever Goes Wednesday
Time For A Party
Thursday:
Catch a Glimpse Thursday
The Project Stash Link Party
Under $100 Link Party
Creative Inspirations Linky Party
Lovely Ladies Linky
Create It Thursday
Friday:
Feathered Nest Friday
Frugal Friday
Creativity Unleashed
Show and Tell Friday
I’m Lovin’ It
Simple and Sweet Fridays
Saturday:
Show and Tell Saturday
Get Schooled Saturday
Party Junk
Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party
Sunday:
Think Pink Sunday
Submarine Sunday
That DIY Party
Nifty Thrifty Sunday
Sew Darn Crafty
Bouquet of Talent

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  1. You are much too hard on yourself but aren’t many of us? I look at what I make and think nobody will want to buy what I make, they aren’t good enuf or look as good as what I see on blog land.
    Your patio looks very welcoming and homey, can I come set a spell? The light fixture you concocted looks very cute to me, great idea to use what you have and those barn doors, swoon. The couch looks very comfy with pillows, great fixup.
    If I ever get some kind of piece of furniture I can use in kitchen that’s wide enuf I’ll take the one lower cupboard out and the baker’s rack which I’m very over. Maybe I can get hubs to put some shelves up to hold my bowls.
    Looking forward to next post. Happy week

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