I have been promising to show you guys my patio...I still don't have everything on it that I'd like, but I'll go ahead and show you what I've been doing this spring/summer. :)
Here is my before picture.
Not a lot going on here....
My old rug, old chandelier and antique window were about the only things happening here.
I went from this old rug that had definitely seen better days....
to this new rug that I got on clearance from Overstock.com
($42.00!~with free shipping!)
MUCH better! :)
I finally got my furniture out of the garage and started setting things up....
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my old window hanging there,
it just makes my patio feel more like an inside room...
PLUS it gives my patio a nice focal point and more to decorate! hee hee hee
I started doing some planting...
I have pink geraniums in my little "window" box.
Look closely and you 'll see old plates and a platter tucked in the back.
Here is a shot of the patio with all my furniture out, the rug down, and some plants!
A little closer shot.....
Oh, I almost forgot to include the shot with the chandelier in it that I got for my birthday!
I liked the old chandy, but it only held candles...this one is new fangled and has electricity! LOL
Hope you enjoyed the little tour of my patio!
I still have some things I want to do...
1. Make my new pillows
2. Maybe put some curtains up in the corners to soften the look of the patio
3. Try to figure out how to make it more cottage-y
4. Incorporate a little more pink! :-)
You guys have any suggestions or ideas for things I haven't done...
I like new ideas.
I'm linking to DIY Outdoor @ A soft place to land
Blessings & Hugs
(that's what my friends call me and you are def my friends, so feel free to call me Missy!)
Hey "Missy" Got that box yet?? I want to link to your party..but, for some reason, my url's are not appearing...I don't know what is going on..anyway.. Love your patio!! Corner curtains would be great!!
Hey! How cute! I love what you are creating out on your patio! You must be like us and shade is at a premium in your backyard! I have thought about getting one of those canopies or gazebo things like yours. Do you have yours secured to the ground? One suggestion that I would make and you said it too was to soften it on the corners with some kind of fabric and I think your pillows is going to really set it off! i love that you have electric chandy out there! Looks great!~Hugs, Patti
It looks gorgeous! Love the plates in the planter!
I too love the old plates and platter acting as a back drop to your flower box. I also like your column and the urn that is sitting on it. I couldn't do that here. When the wind picks up and whips across the fields I'd find it in a tree or through my car windshield! The only thing I would suggest is more flowers. If you'd like me to send you some perennials let me know -- I've got plenty to spare.
Missy, how wonderful! I wish I could sit on the patio with you and have a glass of sweet tea and talk till the crickets chirp! It's LOVELY!
Rhonda, I did get my lovely box! :) I left you a comment on your blog under your last post about losing your url's. :)
Robyn, I wish you could come sit on my patio too! :)
I love this, Missy~ the hanging window is such a great idea, just charming!
OMG Missy! Everything looks fantastic!That new rug is gorgeous! And what an amazing price and shipped right to you! Oh, I really love this outdoor space! I will be right over! :)
Wow, Missy, that is adorable! It looks so inviting. I love that window! And your 'window box' under it. What a steal on the rug. Curtains would be nice. I have them, too. As always, you do such beautiful work!
Your patio looks spectacular! I adore the rug you found and your vignettes are just lovely.
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