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.
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