Well ladies, I’ve decided that my next project is to make some changes to my covered back patio.
I love this area, but I haven’t done much to it in 3 years.
I had mentioned that I wanted to make new pillows and cushions, and some of you wondered why? These pictures were taken early last Spring and the cushions were two years old. They didn’t look too bad, but they took a beating last summer, and the cushions have faded to a light orange and the pillows are filthy!
So I want to start over.
This is a look at the whole back patio…
I love having two tables outside, but I have always wanted a seating area under the ceiling fan.
Problem: No patio furniture. At least a set, that is.
But, I do have two wicker chairs that Mom gave me many years ago.
I have used them inside and outside of my home(s).
So I pulled them on to the back patio under the ceiling fan, and started there.
I threw those pillows on there just for the picture. And I don’t know if I will keep that white table there, but I do want something in between the chairs. (The chairs will get a fresh coat of black spray paint tomorrow.)
I was wishing that I had a wicker love seat for the patio, but I don’t. However, I did remember that I had a wooden swing that my Dad had made me almost ten years ago.
It was a natural wood color, so of course, I painted it black too. (Well, my sweet hubby did.) :)
I cannot tell you how much I love this swing! My boys came home from school today, and there was at least one of them on the swing the entire evening.
We have a very private back yard. There is actually about 300+ acres of farmland behind our back yard!
So I have a feeling we will have very fond memories of sitting on this swing for many years to come.
I washed off the back patio right before I took this picture. I wish we had the money to tile the patio, but that is definitely not in our budget right now.
Now I want to find some rugs to go in the seating area and under the table.
I also want to make some drapes for both sides of the patio, and pillows and cushions for all of my chairs.
I think I am going to go with black, white, and lime green for my colors, with red accents.
But I reserve the right to change my mind. :)
All of these changes will take place only when the “funds” become available…which may be a while from now.
I made some other changes to the patio that I will share with you next week!
This is definitely going to be a process, but I look forward to sharing it with you along the way. :)
I will end this post with some inspirational photos I found at BHG.com..
I love that they used real artwork outside…
A lamp and a mirror makes this space so cozy..
I love the colors and the drapes in this one…
Love the chandy, the mirror, and the fireplace mantle…
Look at how spacious this back patio is! I love all of the beautiful flowers and landscaping, and those lamps…
A great chandelier is a must!…
I like the next picture because of the plates they have hanging on the wall. I would like to do this on my patio too.
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Well, that’s all for now!
I hope you have a blessed day!