The patio is furnished mostly with trash to treasure makeovers from yardsales and thrift shops, come on, I’ll give you a tour.
My old baker’s rack got a coat of aqua spray paint. The boots, basket, green pitcher, white Haeger planter and bunnies are from yardsales. And there’s a glimpse of an old door waiting for it’s new home. (another project) The lime green food dome is from Big Lots.
There are pair of boxwoods and spruce trees among other planters at the entrance.
This old wicker planter was from a yardsale and was just 5 $. It’s seen better days but I still love it.
You can get an idea of how large the patio is from this shot.
A real treasure from a yardsale was this vintage wrought iron patio set, 20$! The small rug at the door is from overstock.com.
I love this shot…..my swing…ahhh! This large rug matches the smaller one and is also from overstock.com. The rocks on the bench are to keep magazines from blowing away.
Opposite the swing are the adirondack style rockers. The small black table was free from a yardsale. I love this big rug!
The curbside desks were turned into plant stands.
Pillow and shell book from yardsales are on the old Hershey break room bench.
My Mom used this old dresser in her bathroom and it was stored in my basement waiting a makeover.
I sprayed it lime and aqua and used a marker on the plastic knobs. It’s a great place to keep magazines, paper plates and placemats.
The clock and cage are from yardsales.
This mini fridge might not be too pretty but it sure is handy on the patio. Just help yourself to an icy cold drink.
Another treasure is this white tray table, 5 $, yardsale. I keep it near the back door so it’s close when I want to bring out food. Holding the fridge is a curbside find, an old washstand that’s missing it’s doors and now has a little curtain hiding shoes, plant food etc. I think someone started to strip it and gave up. I like it just the way it is.
You can see the watering cans lined up on the storage bench. Right beside is where you step down to the grilling area. Our old patio set is at least 20 years old and was sprayed black a few years ago. The cushions have been replaced several times but the set doesn’t wear out so it’s working just fine for me. I’m always tempted to buy a new set, especially when they’re on sale, but don’t think I will. Looking at this shot I think I need another rug for the other side of the patio. What do you think?
The chandelier is an old one I had in the basement, sprayed and branches added. I’m into branches…..they’re free….lol. I love the way they look and the organic feel. Add some votive candles and it’s a candelier!
I got this firepot from my daughter’s for my birthday. I love the colors and it coordinates perfectly with the colors out here. It’s the neatest thing. Are you familiar with firepots? You use gel fuel and it even crackles when it’s lit. It’s so nice out here after the sun sets and the fire’s lit. Apple green candle is from a yardsale.
I’d like to spray the plastic storage bench we use to hold the cushions and get another rug. I can see some larger pieces on the wall above the doors and windows and some tall palms, so I will be on the lookout for the perfect pieces. But for the patio’s first year in use, I’m happy.
I never imagined this would expand our living space so much. It’s where we have breakfast and read the paper, eat meals, entertain and just sit and relax and swing of course! The vintage patio set is shaded in the morning and the other side of the patio is shaded later in the day. What a great space and we are sure enjoying it. Hope you enjoyed the tour. Thanks for stopping by!
Linked to The power of paint at Domestically Speaking. All of these things were spray painted:
wicker planter, swing,
both patio sets, old Hershey bench, little blue bench, old dresser, baker’s rack, flower pots, school desks, adirondack chairs and chandelier and both birdcages! Phew, I think that’s it.
Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer.
Boardwalk Bragfest at Bobbypins Boardwalk.
DIY Party at FineCraftGuild.com