Monday, August 12, 2013

{our mini patio project}


Hi everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start :) I've finally got images to share with you on what we did to spruce up our patio this year. If you remember my post back in June, I put together a little mood-board on what I wanted the space to look like:

 
As you can see, I was dreaming of a blue & white space! BUT, the problem was, an old rotting deck was standing in the way of that dream:
 
 
 
Slightly embarrassing to show that to all of you, we knew when we bought the house 6 years ago that we planned to tear that thing down ... but as you know, life often gets in the way. So finally this summer we gathered up the troops for a tear down party! Meet the team:
 
 
And the tear down began!
 
This needed to be a tight budget project, so we removed the rotting wood, revealing the concrete pad below and decided to do some simple primping and accessorizing to make this an inviting space without breaking the bank :) And voila ...
 
 
 
 
I adore my chinoiserie stools and navy blue Sunbrella pillows from O.co, it's those kind of details that really pulled things together on a project that was really all about the accessories. We particularly get compliment after compliment on the garden stools, they are so chic! A huge thank you to O.co!!
 
 
 
One thing I absolutely love about this modular type of patio furniture is that you can constantly rearrange it, a design dream! A daybed configuration has proven perfect for lazy afternoon naps.
 
 
 
Throw blankets in my DIY dip-dyed basket, ready for those chilly nights.
 
 
 
Night time is quite inviting with the string lights aglow!
 
{isn't that little head peeking out the cutest?}
 
 
Project sources:
 
Blue & white garden stools {c/o O.co}
Navy blue Sunbrella pillows {c/o O.co}
Blue & white patterned pillows {Ikea}
String lights {Restoration Hardware}
Patio set & outdoor rug {Canadian Tire}
Basket {HomeSense}
Greek key tray {c/o Joy & Revelry}
 
All in all we are very happy with what a little elbow grease and zhushing could do :) As always thank you for stopping by!
 

18 comments:

Lianna@theresnoplacelikehomemke.com said...

so beautiful! love the navy and white, the lights and the succulents! Congrats on a cozy space!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

Nancy!! I love it!! So beautiful!!

Barbara Matson said...

It turned out amazing Nancy! And did you get another dog?

The enchanted home said...

WOW!! Absolutely gorgeous...love every single detail. You must soo enjoy being out there!!

Hannah said...

It looks amazing!!! Perfect for entertaining.

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Jessica Allen said...

it's a great article, i love the pictures. Thanks for sharing this bookmarking your website as we speak lol xx
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Kiki said...

Beautiful space! Can we talk about the fence panels in the background?

Rebecca and Lori said...

It's perfect. What a great project.

Rebecca
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Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Love love love. When are we invited over? What a difference!

Anonymous said...

love it..... so amazing!!!! you are extremely talented:)
Margo

Tammie Burton said...

Nancy,

Your patio space turned out beautifully! I may be guilty of telling you this before, but I adore a white/blue scheme too...my absolute favorite. Enjoy your new space!

Susan said...

My favourite part is the lights! Great job, it's lovely.

Elegant Ground Water Features said...

Oh my goodness, the transformation is mind blowing! I'm having my patio renovated as well, I'll be saying bye byte to the tacky furniture and tabletop water features soon

2livehappy.com said...

Great job ! So pretty! You have motivated me!

Macarena Martínez said...

Nancy! Hi! So long Hope you're doing great! Wou, your patio looks fabulous! The styling of the pics is Pro level, they look awesome! Huge hug and much love to you!

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Great use of space! Love keeping p,with our log! Love, Jamie Herzlinger

Katy Byrne said...

I'll take those stools! Looks stunning! Great job lady

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Lucy and Jenn said...

Great job and I love the garden stools. Are they safe to leave outside or is there a risk they could crack or chip? Jenn at East Meets South

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