Welcome to my patio makeover! Learn how I created an entirely new space by mixing old and new pieces with a few cans of spray paint!
Have you ever started one tiny, little project around your house, and it turned into a big, huge, full-blown makeover? Well that is exactly what happened to me this week! I’ve been meaning to work on our outdoor living space all Summer, and I’m just now getting around to it. Never enough hours in the day, I tell ya! One of the projects on my list was to re-paint a little table we have in our enclosed porch. (Patio, breezeway, whatever you call it!)
The paint was all chippy (not in a good way), so I figured I would re-paint the table, make a new cover for the little pillow we have on the chair, and call it a day. But in between coats of spray paint, I kept looking at the porch and thinking how uninviting it was. This is the door we use most to enter our home, and all we had were a few random pieces of furniture thrown in there!
The next thing I knew I was re-arranging all kinds of furniture and coming up with a decorating scheme. It just happened. There’s got to be a name for this madness I have.
Want to see all the details of my impromptu makeover? Here we go!
We only had one chair on the porch, which made for a very lonely place to drink my morning coffee, so I grabbed some of the furniture from our outdoor patio and gave it a fresh coat of white spray paint. (Here’s the makeover I gave it last year.) All our old cushions were discolored and torn, so I picked up two new beige cushions from Lowe’s and some gorgeous navy blue fabric from Jo-ann’s to sew pillow covers. (Did you see my fabric shopping trip on Instagram?) I wanted to keep all the big things in the space neutral colors, and I can easily change out pillow covers and accessories for each season. I thought this gorgeous navy blue print added a sophisticated coastal feel that is perfect for Summer!
And here’s the little table that started this whole makeover with a fresh coat of black paint.
I wanted our outdoor space to feel like an extension of the inside of our home, so I picked a few accessories to tie the look together and make it feel really cozy. This vase fit perfectly next to one of the chairs, and but it just wasn’t the right color. My husband let our boys pick out their own gifts for me this Christmas, and the only gift they could agree on was this vase. Jeremy knew it didn’t match the color scheme of our home at all, but he figured it would make the boys happy, and I could always paint it later. So paint it I did! I just dabbed a tiny bit of white paint onto my brush and gently brushed it over the vase. I love that you can still see some of the darker colors in the vase, but it matches the chairs much better now. Easy and free project!
I also used this candle holder I already had as table decor. I thought it added to the beachy, coastal feel and would bring some beautiful ambiance in the evenings.
I found this old bucket in our garage, and used it to plant some flowers. It’s so cute and rustic, and again, FREE! Plus, since I’m a slacker and buying flowers to plant in the end of July, I scored flats of flowers for only 50 cents! Woo-Hoo!
Another total steal were these big ceramic planters I found on clearance at Jo-Ann’s. I got them for $4.00 each! I planted simple greenery in them to help balance the room. It’s such a tight space in there, and sometimes lots of bright color flowers can be overwhelming. Greenery adds some life and color, but doesn’t take away from the decor.
I couldn’t help myself when I spotted this sweet little wind chime on clearance. I hung it over the chair in the corner, and it helps draw your eye upward. It’s so peaceful listening to it blow in the breeze!
This project turned out to be way more involved than I originally planned, but I am so pleased with how it turned out! We finally have a gorgeous, welcoming entry to our home and a cozy place to spend time together. With all the neutral colors in the space, it will be super easy to give it a quick update for each season. I wonder how I will decorate for Fall…
Here’s a little before and after photo to show you the progress I made!
SO much better, right? I’d love to hear what YOU think about my patio makeover!
Now I just need to get my husband to get rid of the SUPER embarrassing pink truck we have sitting in our driveway right now… It’s seriously Barbie hot pink! But that’s a story for another day… I just had to show you this picture of our little pink truck to give you a chuckle. My husband drove this the first time he took me out on a date. He said that if he drove a pink truck and I still loved him, he knew it would be true love. But he’s strange like that : )
Have a great day everyone! You can find me on my pretty porch… Stop by and drink some tea with me : )
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Love it!!! 🙂
Very nice patio! I love your blue colors!
Great makeover! The light colors in the chairs really brightens the space up – and that fabric on those pillows is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Wow, it looks great! I’ve been eyeing those same cushions at Lowes. Our outdoor furniture needs new cushions desperately(a new coat of paint probably wouldn’t hurt either!)I love that blue fabric! It’s my favorite thing about this. So gorgeous!
It looks fabulous girl! Now I need to make another trip out there so we can sit and chat with our coffee out there 🙂 And then you come to my house and help me with some home improvements. Deal?
I LOVE it (and I pinned it)! I’m making over my entire house, save for the living room which I already finished. You’ve given me the courage to try painting some of the old stuff I have around here that is still useful but so doesn’t match.
I love the blue pillows — your new space looks nice!
get out, 4 dollars each?! I LOVE them, and how sweet that you made your gift from your kids work for your space. love it out here! great job!
Your update space looks fantastic. I love the pop of color that the blue pillows give the patio. ;o)
I love the beach-y feel of the beautiful makeover!Love if you would share this at our Nautical themed party
Have a Happy Day!
I love all the beachy updates! Your patio looks great!
Love the POP of blue!
Found you from A Night Owl blog and I cant even believe that is the same chair!!! everything looks amazing! great job!
Liz! The chairs look GREAT!! Your patio is gorgeous!
My readers would love to see this before and after! I’d love it if you linked this up over at Living Well Spending Less for Thrifty Thursday this week! http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/category/thrifty-thursday/
Great makeover, it looks wonderful!!
Love how it turned out Liz – it looks so inviting!! Just want to sit down and curl up with a good book 🙂
the best part about waiting so late to do your space, you were able to get some GREAT bargains!! I love what you did with the space!
Thanks for linking up to I’m Lovin’ It! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2013/creative-projects/ have a great rest of the weekend!
Love what you did with your patio! Looks cozy!
Kim @ http://oisfororganize.blogspot.com
It’s funny when small projects turn into full blown makeovers! Your patio turned out great!!
Your patio is gorgeous! Great work. Now you can sit back with your tea and enjoy the beauty. 🙂
Have a blessed day.
The space looks so cozy and really beautiful! The perect spot to relax with a glass of lemonade!
What a fabulous outdoor space…so nicely dressed up!
Beautiful! I love it! I featured it today from last week’s Pinworthy Projects Party.
It looks so pretty and comfy. I love it. I especially like your unusual planters.
Very inviting!!! Makes me want to go fix up my tired porch.