As summer is coming to an end, I wanted to share our patio details with you all before it gets too cold and my plant babies suffer! Since we moved in our home back in 2010, this patio has seen a lot of plants come and go. I tend to have quite the black thumb, but I may have learned a thing or two in the past few years. Now they’re thriving and looking gorgeous! I’ve updated a few things so I wanted to capture some shots for you guys and show how adding pops of color can really change a space.
I remember the day we bought our patio furniture 8 summers ago. Dang, times flies! My brother picked it all up from Lowe’s and brought it all to us in his truck because our little Mazda wasn’t able to do the job. So far, the framing and furniture itself has held up great! The cushions could use some extra padding as they’ve flattened some since then. But I wasn’t totally digging the throw pillows it came with. I wanted something more vibrant. Everything is so brooooown.The “after” is so refreshing! Our back door was one of the major immediate changes. A simple coat of paint can make such a huge difference. Our front door is the same color – Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Florence. We get compliments on it all the time! I will never regret the decision going turquoise. No one else in our neighborhood has a turquoise door so I love that it stands out. Best idea ever.This little pink pot was a DIY I did about two years ago. I think dragon fruits are so beautiful so I wanted to replicate the look on terra cotta. I used a black Sharpie to create the design on the white planter behind it. It’s such an easy method for upgrading from plain white. I found the orange one from Lowe’s. It was full of succulents once upon a time, but they all died. *sad face* I filled them with these faux minis I found from Amazon, and now they’ll live forever! I debated finding a new rug for the space, but I feel like the blue blends well with the other colors. For now, it can stay until I find the perfect one. This is a Safavieh rug from their Courtyard collection. I have a lot of Safavieh rugs. They’re such great quality, indoor and outdoor! This brick wall feels so naked to me, don’t you think? I have a beautiful round wrought iron piece that I really want to hang here. It’s a bit heavy so I think it’s going to need extra support. And, I’m kind of scared to drill into the grout. I know it can be done, I just want it to stay in place and not budge. I may need some tips, y’all! My canna here has lived the longest out of all of my plants! It’s one of the very first plants I bought for our home. It has actually bloomed a few flowers, but only two or three times. They’re a gorgeous vibrant orange! It makes me so happy that it has stuck by my side all this time. It’s SO tall! We’re buds. 😉
In this photo, you can get a glimpse of the yucca I planted in the veeeery back corner of our yard. It’s the first thing I’ve ever transplanted into the ground and it’s still growing strong! I’m so proud. A little close-up! These pillows are from Walmart. I’m all about the geometric shapes right now, and these colors are poppin’. As you can probably tell, I really love incorporating natural wicker accents in my decor. This hanging basket has held up through countless waterings. I can’t remember where I got it though.. maybe Zulily? The trunk in the back is where we store all of Livi’s outdoor toys, chalk, bubbles, etc. It’s perfect for the space! I ordered it from Target, you can find it at this link.I don’t feel like the space is “complete” but it’s so much more inviting now than it was. I want to find some cool string lights to drape the ceiling. And of course, hang the wrought iron piece. My bestie suggested I spray paint it and now I’ve trying to decide on a color. I’m leaning towards baby pink, but she suggested yellow and I kind of love that too. What do you guys think? It’s so hard deciding!
My random collection of plants keep growing. It’s hard to stop buying them! I know many of you know what I mean. A few of these are called “steel plants”, meaning they’re harder to kill, lol. I am seriously all about those. I need all the help I can get keeping these guys alive! My hubby bought this beautiful white planter that housed my yucca before this majesty palm. It was getting a little out of control and I was worried it would break my favorite pot. I’m happy to report, they’re both thriving with their current homes now! And last, my plumeria tree. It’s a leaner! It’s getting ridiculously huge. My bestie’s mom gave this one to me and I looove it. It’s been pretty easy to take of, I just need to do something about it’s posture. And that’s it! That completes my little tour of our outdoor patio space. It’s super cozy. I’ll miss hanging out here when it gets colder. We might need to invest in a standing heater or fire pit someday. Thanks for reading! If you have questions, shoot me a comment!