May 17, 2013

$45 Back Patio Makeover (Summer Spruce-Up Series)

This Summer Spruce-Up Series couldn't have come at a better (or more desperate) time! It really gave me the good kick in the butt I needed to start adding some much needed color and functionality to our once neglected back patio.


I mean, just look at the poor thing...




Gazebo parts on the floor and a missing wicker chair just doesn't say, "Hey, you wanna sit outside and have some lemon-aid?"

But this does!!






The flowers, not only bring color, but a delightful aroma to the space! And I just couldn't resist spray painting them with more bright colors!




I placed some flower pots inside a wooden tray that used to house my daughter's "band in a box" and used it as my table's centerpiece. That baby got several coats of spray paint as well.


The table is what I am most proud of. I actually made it from a wood pallet (another Pinterest idea turned into action!) My honey helped but I did most of the work! Really, I did!

Now we have a spot to place our lemon-aid or even play a board game...today, we even ate dinner out there...the thing is huge!


Spray painting some soup cans made a fast and easy alternative to store bought pots. Not to mention, they helped me stay within my $50 budget!


Lovely and colorful! Just the way I like it!

A run down of the additions:

- missing wicker chair is back $0
- cushions were brought back outside from the garage $0
-  Pots (and some cans) & flowers were added to bring color- most pots were spray painted $32
- table was made from a wood pallet and painted a fiery red $12 (for paint)

So with a wood pallet, some pots & flowers, and whole lot of paint, I was able to begin turning this backyard space into the right direction!

The only thing I was dreading was having to water the flowers (my honey spoiled me with a drip system, so it's been a while). But lo and behold, I found this little tiny helper who actually thinks it's fun! Yup, totally saw her coming!



Oh...and I'm not the only one who sniffs the flowers!

Remember to come back on Wednesday so you can show off your backyard/patio space on our Summer Spruce-Up link party! You can read more about that here.

I can't wait to see what you've been working on!


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39 comments:

Jenna LaFevor said...

Love it!! The pallet table is way cool and those little pots in the tray are really cute! Awesome job, gal!
Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

Anonymous said...

Lovely! Great job!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Jenna! I had a lot of fun putting everything together!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you!!

Lena said...

Love this pallet table! And the colors!!

Jai @ Mami's Time Out said...

It looks great! What a difference $50 makes! Love the painted soup cans too I'm going to have to steal that idea!

Kelly said...

Lovely photos! :)

Kelly xo

http://thebellelavieproject.blogspot.co.uk/

Six Sisters said...

Oh my gosh! We are so making this table from the wooden pallet! It's adorable! Love this post!!!! -The Six Sisters
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Amanda @ Speculating Jokebird said...

Love the pallet! I also love all the mixing of colors. My daughter has the same elephant watering can.

Stacey said...

Wow that looks really inviting out there. The pinterest inspired table is fun!!

Christine Vandormolen said...

love those old cans with flowers on the tray..had to pin it....Christine visiting from Little Brags. following you now

Krista @thehappyhousie said...

I love the coffee table and the colorful tin can planters!! Adorable:)
Krista

Sarah Reibs said...

It looks so bright and welcoming! Love the soup can idea!!! I may just have to do that. ;)

I starting following your great ideas!

Sarah| Beauty and Lemonade xo

Nici @ Posed Perfection said...

Selene, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment on my Vintage Metal Cart Makeover post. This was such a fun party you co-hosted. Thank you! I am now following you via FB, Twitter, Pinterest and Bloglovin. I hope you'll visit again soon and maybe even follow me back.
Blessings,
Nici

Gretchen said...

ooh, very nice! love that table! and soup cans painted cheery colors....it all looks very inviting :)

Chelsea @ Married Filing Jointly said...

SO beautiful! I love it!

Paula Parrish said...

The update to your outdoor patio space looks amazing. I hope that this will inspire you and your family enjoy more time spent outside this summer. ;o) Thanks for sharing.

Sarah Vanderkooy said...

I adore this table! My deck is looking pretty sad, but patio furniture is really expensive. Thanks for the idea I might have to try this.

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Callie @ Callies Crafts said...

I love all the color. It looks great! I'm your new follower.

Cindy said...

Hopping over from Saving 4 Six.. I love anything in that orange. Great pallet idea. I'm your new follower now!
Cheers@ Cindy @ sunsetcoasting.blogspot.com

Liz Fourez said...

I love this! It makes me want to sit and have a glass of lemonade with you in your beautiful patio! Thanks for sharing at Time to Sparkle : )

Liz

Natasha In Oz said...

What a bright and happy spot! Your little helper is doing a great job there too.

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Vague said...

I love the table! We just finished a pallet table for our kitchen. The hubby is working on a bench and chairs now. The red color makes me want to have him get more pallets to make an outside table, too!

Michelle said...

Nothin like a pop of color to make it fun & inviting, really simple & perfect!! :) Michelle

Virginia Megin Gallagher said...

Yep! Loving that red table. It's so fun with the rough texture and bright red (plus I love it red with light blue)! Great job!
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Maria Elena said...

Your patio is gorgeous! I love the colors. Very pretty! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

kristi dominguez said...

Looks awesome, Selene! Great makeover. Featuring you today!! Thanks bunches for partying with me.

George Wilson said...

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