The drab to fab makeover for the bamboo chairs was the start of this DIY patio nook makeover! Style wise a bit of retro and mid-century look especially with the pops of color. Our outdoor space is partially covered which is great when its blazing hot. We luv to read and lunch outside or just hang out over a beer or glass of wine. The space was in severe need of some color and coziness and I only wish I had the before photo but no luck. So this DIY patio makeover was a simple design of re-using existing pieces from other locations and adding a few new pieces for color. What do you think, relaxing?
So what was re-used and what was purchased?
First, the mosaic pedestal was originally holding just a pot in another garden spot, but was relocated here as small table top – glass table top was ordered from local glass company for $40.
Small pillows were added to the bamboo chairs in fun prints! The pillow colors were used as the palette for the space. The red pillow was DIY and the material and stuffing were left over from another project. The blue pillow was on sale from Target for $10.
The patio rug by Fab Habitat is an indoor/outdoor polypropylene ordered from Amazon for $40. They have some great colors and designs I really wanted more of these patio rugs but just couldn’t figure out where to put them!
The hanging paper lanterns above the chairs are covers around hanging lightbulbs. You can tell they are pretty sunbleached, but I luv the fun look of having hanging stars that light in the evening so I couldn’t just toss them. I did give them a facelift with Krylon spray paint which I had left over from another project (if you’ve been following me you know how I luv Krylon) which was still transparent enough to let the black line detail show through. Here’s the before and after which I luv!
What else was added to the patio?
This side table were re-used and re-painted with a lime green and turquoise (Krylon spray paint of course!).
Succulents in clay pots add some color and form to a large blank wall. Purchased the large pot only for $20
A few other existing outdoor accessories like the DIY driftwood tree and another pot with a variety of succulents were added to the other side table nearby
It makes for a great escape we pretend is our little island at home and with a good book,you can lounge on the patio all afternoon!
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