Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A Renewed Patch of Backyard



Hi, everyone!

We have a little patio in our backyard-a patch really-that we don't use, and I've never done anything with it.

I decided I wanted it to look pretty, since our sunporch overlooks it, so I set about finding an inexpensive way to jazz it up!


I found this little iron table and the 2 chairs at 2 different shops, but thought their chippy white and rusty finishes matched up nicely!  The whole set only cost me $35!

The sweet little garden angel came from the flea market, and she has a new home on the table.




Keith and I went to a sale years ago at the home of a popular Country Living magazine contributor. We got this huge (and heavy!) old shabby birdhouse from him, and I've never really had a good spot for it.




 I added it beside the seating area, and I love the visual punch it gives!




I've had the concrete urn out here for awhile, so I added a pretty fern to make it complete.




The little red birdhouse was a gift from Keith a couple months ago, and he attached it to the tree for me.




The whole area has kind of a shabby, overgrown look, but of course that's just my style! :)




And now I enjoy the view instead of looking at a barren patch of patio!




Thanks so much for stopping by...




...and have a fantastic day!



27 comments:

  1. Susan, The little spot looks good now. I need to do more with our backyard...because I see it as I cook or do dishes. Not very inviting right now. We really have had the worst year for doing any yard works. Just think of all the cute little pop in thing you can add through the seasons. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  2. What a difference a little love makes.

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  3. Yes, this will be a fun spot to sit and relax and do great things with. They are already selling mums here in the north, this almost screams for big pots of white mums. Great Finds!

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  4. Susan you created a magical little dreamy spot. Looks so inviting.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  5. That looks so nice! I love how you used vintage iron chairs out there and cement accessories It's a little piece of paradise now.

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  6. What a pretty sitting area, Susan! I love everything you've added in here. It looks like such a nice place to chat with your hubby at the end of the day, under the shade of your trees.

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  7. Such a pretty view! Hard to believe you found that cute bistro set for such a great price and I just love the huge white birdhouse!!

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  8. You did a great job creating a cozy little spot - very sweet!

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  9. What a sweet little spot! Love all of it.

    Judy

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  10. That is such a pretty little spot and a great find on the rusty and chippy white table and chairs.

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  11. Susan this is so you and I love the chairs. You have a perfect spot for that birdhouse. Keith sounds like a wonderful man like my John

    Cindy

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  12. I would paint or put on a protective coating to the patio set as rust keeps eroding things. If it has a protective coating it could still look shabby chic but not continue to rot away. Maybe if you had a little water feature you would wander out there more often.

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  13. Love what you did to the bare patio! What fun to collect the items for it, I bet!

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  14. Love what you did to the bare patio! What fun to collect the items for it, I bet!

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  15. I adore this little patio area under the tree!!!! Using imperfect garden furniture in cozy little places like this is my idea of perfection. Both birdhouses are wonderful, adding a touch of whimsy. What a delightful view you have from your sunroom...LOVE IT!!
    Mary Alice

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  16. Looks like just the spot to enjoy some peace an quiet. Great finds!

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  17. What a perfect set, and at a perfect price. You mini patio makeover looks fantastic, and relaxing. Enjoy!

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  18. Looooove this Susan. Your patio re love looks awesome. Have a great rest of the week.
    Kris

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  19. Very inviting! What a terrific deal on your table and chairs! It's awfully sweet and I love the whole look!

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  20. Such a warm and cozy spot to sit and enjoy the outdoors...that birdhouse is amazing Susan!...I love the peacefulness of this area. Have a great week Susan!

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  21. I know you use the sun porch a lot but before your weather gets too cold, you need to go have your morning coffee/tea/water out there. Listen to the birds and watch whatever little critters scurry around out there! Very sweet and cozy place you have created! Blessings, Cindy

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  22. I love how you finished off the space Susan. It will be such a nice place to enjoy a cup of coffee during the day. Milena

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  23. It all looks so pretty!!! Great job!!!

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  24. Yikes! How cute. $35.00 is a great deal.

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  25. Wow! What a deal! Love your yard and all the flowers. I've declared that when we get out of this apartment we are going to have a yard with flowers and a bird bath and a special little place for me and my quiet time.

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