Thursday, September 3, 2009

~ Patio Party ~

Here is the boring before......

And with some plants and accessories added......

.....it can truly beautify a place!

I did want to paint the patio floor and the railings earlier this year, but we live in a rental and so I didn't want to put money in where we could be leaving it soon (we've been looking for a place of our very own!) Our landlords are tight with money right now, too, so..... it stays the same for now. I may still do it, but I kind of lost the ambition - this year anyway! (it's starting to feel like fall!!!)
So to still make it a nice place to relax, I found a couple of thrifted cushions... I took them apart and covered the batting with a vinyl tablecloth I already had to water-proof them a little bit more. Put zippers in the covers so I could take them off to wash them easily... I used a large tub I found in the back shed, overturned it and topped it with a footrest cushion I made from a shower curtain! (did the same to the batting as the others)

I also found a couple of neat, old folding chairs in the shed and gave them a make over - you can see it here! They have a place on the patio so others can join us!

A view from the double seat.... =) (I love my Angel Wing plant!)
Hope you enjoyed your comfy stop by my place!


Joined in with The Shabby Chic Cottage and A Soft Place to Land! Go see what everyone else has been up to lately!

9 comments:

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

What an inviting spot you created! We love your footstool...genius!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

The washtub turned table sings to me! I have gotta do that!

Thanks for linking up with me -- be sure to enter the Purdy Paintbrush giveaway!

Let it Shine said...

It all looks beautiful. What a gorgeous yard!

Vintage Junky said...

looks great! What a great place to relax!
SMiles!
Michelle

MandyMoo said...

So pretty! great job :)

Lee Laurie said...

It looks so pretty and relaxing. I could see myself there reading a book and sipping iced tea.

Older and Wisor said...

BEAUTIFUL! You must be from the part of the south where things don't get blown away like here in Texas ;) I wish my patio looked like that!

Lylah Ledner said...

LOVE it! Makes me want to come and sip coffee or tea with you...your choice!

Dreams and Decor said...

Love your patio! You've made it a great place to have a relaxing, fun evening with friends! Patti

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