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.