DIY Inspired Patio Makeover
When we first bought this house, we knew that one of the first things we had to fix was the patio. It ALMOST didn’t pass inspection, as it leaned a little bit and the wood was rotted. We ended up hiring a contractor to do it. You can see the process and my tips for hiring a contractor as well. Now that it’s been a while and we have done some work on the inside, we actually had time to focus on little touches for this little patio makeover as an extension of our outdoor space.
Here is the patio when we moved in. You can’t really tell how bad it was.
Here is the after. I think the white is SO much better!
We chose to have an insulated roof on part of it including a fan and lighting. We also got some outdoor rugs and pillows.
I brought out a thrift store ottoman that I made over and reupholstered as well.
I also made over my daughter’s picnic table so she has a place to draw, paint, or eat with her friends.
Our dining area is cozy. Above the table is a DIY Mason jar chandelier that I made from recycled spaghetti sauce jars and a stick from a nature walk with my daughter.
I filled some thrift store vases with mini succulent gardens and placed them on all the tables.
I also made a repurposed planter out of a plastic yogurt container.
My family and I love it out here. It’s a great place to entertain, sip my morning coffee, or even work while my daughter plays in the backyard.
Wow this is so cute! I love the color scheme you chose and I noticed you painted the house too. The contrast was a great choice! Way to go on having some great budget friendly decor too. You guys did a terrific job!
It looks lovely… so peaceful and comfy!
Your patio is absolutely LOVELY, Dinah! I adore the mason jar chandelier and the pops of color you chose! Thank you so much for sharing at The Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop! PINNING to our favorites board for sure!!
What a lovely patio! I love the jar chandelier and the succulents! You have done a great job!!
I love it. Simple clean lines with some fun accents and a great combination of new things along with projects and crafts.
Thanks for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty Can’t wait to see what you do next!
Love this makeover and all of the great DIY projects. I’ll be sharing this project with a link back to you on our weekend features post this Sunday. I’ll let you know when the post goes live so you can share on social media if you’d like 🙂
You have a lovely pation, Dinah. I dream of converting my outdoor area like that one day. I especially love your mason jars chandelier. It makes the area looks so elegant. Thank you for sharing 🙂
Oh wow! I love this so much! If only we had a patio like this! I really want to make some similar updates to our outside space but the weather is just not playing the game here in the UK this summer! I love your cushions and rug and the little vases and pots filled with succulents are so cute! My favourite is the picnic table, such a great idea to have a space for the kids to get busy outside so you can enjoy your lovely space while they play! Visiting from the Happy Housie linkup. Looking forward to visiting again!
So pretty! I love the little picnic table, such a great idea to have a kids’ space!
Our post went live this morning.Here’s the link if you’d like to share.
Your patio makeover looks lovely! Thanks for sharing your makeover at Craft Frenzy Friday. Your patio makeover will be featured this week!