One of lasts summers projects was to make the back patio a little more appealing. It was a lot of little projects that seemed to drag on forever. I did finally finish it all up, but it was a little late in the season for it to be relevant for most readers. So here it is, my back patio makeover in all of it’s 9×13′ glory. Enjoy.
I started with the floor, the floor the ceiling and the walls were all the same color. It felt like a cave. It was too dark of a color for the ceiling, but too light for the floor. The floor always looked dirty. So it got a little makeover. You can read more about the process here!
I loved the difference the floor made, so I decided the ceiling needed some help as well.
You can read more about how I significantly brightened the room here. It is amazing what a little paint can do.
While I loved the new floor, my kids liked to play out on the patio, and I wanted them to have a little bit of a softer surface to play on. So I used a cheap rug and some paint and turned it into this! You can read more about how I did it here.
For the tables, I used two different tables, one that I found at a thrift store, the other, on the side of the road. With a little bit of elbow grease I was able to make them look as if they went together.
For seating I used 2 chairs from my old dining set and turned them into a bench! You can read all about the process here.
For wall decor I used a mirror that I picked up from “ReStore for $2.00. With a little bit of work I was able to make it fit the theme. You learn how to make your own here.
As a small finishing touch I added a couple of simple coasters, that are super simple and cheap to make, you can read more about them here.
I absolutely love the way it turned out. You may have noticed I am not great at using color in my house. BUT the back porch was different. I was able to get over the anxiety of bright colors and went for it! I love it.