I have a patio refresh and a fun ,coastal inspired crate table I made to share with you today!
Our patio used to have a hot tub on it.We bought it pre-kids. We had the idea we would spend many,many romantic and peaceful nights, soaking in the hot water having fancy drinks with umbrellas under the stars.
Flash-forward 15 years and I am lucky I get a tepid shower every few days (Just kidding, I promise I do bathe a bit more than that. 🙂 ). We have a beautiful, moss covered,custom brick patio we never used because the hot tub took up a bunch of real estate, it was upkeep all year long and added an extra amount to our electric bill. Once we re-homed it,we found we had a bunch of space for enjoying our selves outside that we actually used.
We have a comfy, outdoor sofa we picked up from Target last year on clearance, and some fun pillows.
I did need a table however. If you want to see how I made this fun coastal inspired table, you can pop over to the Decoart blog, where I share this fun project!
I love how this area turned out, it’s such a great space to hang out in.
My Snowball Viburnum is finally big enough to table some nice cuttings from for bouquets.
Every year it gets bigger and bigger. My neighbors is just massively beautiful and I can’t wait for mine to get that big.
I love doing arrangements with the Hosta from my yard.
I added some urns with Pansies in them for color. They do really well here in Chicago with our constant hot to cold weather. I will probably replace them with something a little more heat tolerant in a few weeks, but for now, they are hanging in there.
I found this cute metal basket to put a few in as well.
I love adding fresh flowers and plants to my outdoor decor, and adding the Pansies for this Patio refresh. I love the lantern on the back, it adds a nice backdrop. I have it on an old garden cart,and I found the galvanized vase at a local flower supply store. This area of our yard is really private and really peaceful. It has a giant 60- year-old Sugar Maple that shades it, so it’s a really great place to read in the heat of the summer.
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