Back Patio Makeover

I am all finished sprucing our back patio. This is one of my favorite places to hang out during the afternoon, especially during the spring. The birds are building their nests, the sun is shinning, the bunnies come eat the carrots I leave behind the fence and all the flowers are beginning to bloom. Peaceful, calm and beautiful!

The association just painted all the fencing so we had to take down all of our morning glory and snake fencing.  Hopefully the morning glory will grow back someday and we need to put the fencing back up before another snake gets in the yard!

The drapes were made out of drop cloths about 4 years ago, you can find the post here.  I simply bleach them every spring and they come out good as new.


The wicker lounge chair was given to us and in need of some major TLC, you can find the makeover here.  It has become one of Sophie’s favorite spots in the yard.

See that enormous water-fountain?  It was one of those things we envisioned when we first moved in, a small fountain.  We left for work and came home to this enormous fountain.  The pump no longer works and the bottom is cracked so we are going to keep the wall and turn it into a pizza oven or fireplace. Notice I didn’t say when since we most likely won’t get to it for another 10 years.

So who wants to join me for a glass of wine or tea?

New cushions were ordered off amazon as the old ones were so faded. The rug is from Joss and Main and the two chairs were purchased from Target about 5 years ago.

44 thoughts on “Back Patio Makeover

  1. Smart girl! No pressure… it’ll be a pizza oven when it’s darn good and ready, right ;)

    What a wonderful place to gather and relax. I really like the softness and ambiance that the curtains provide too. SO nice!

  2. I’m on my way with a bottle of wine in my hand Kristin! Sounds like there will be a few of us coming over to hang out. LOL! I definitely have patio envy looking at your gorgeous photos and you have done an amazing job of creating the feeling of an outdoor room. Love it and thanks for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

  3. I’m on my way! I’ll bring some appetizers. How gorgeous, Kristin. What a fabulous spot to sit and relax. Your potted flowers are so beautiful and colorful. You’ve done an amazing job with your outdoor space.

  4. Your patio looks like a perfect place to relax with a glass of tea. You’ve inspired me to do something to my deck. It really needs help. :)
    Babs

  5. What a beautiful space. I’ll bet you’re out there a lot (I know I would be!). LOVE the idea of using drop cloths for the drapes! I’ve been working on my covered deck, and really want some outdoor drapes, but they’re pricey! This will solve that problem! Thank you!!

  6. What an inviting back yard!! I love your curtains and thanks for the advice about bleaching, since I have been considering them, but wondered about keeping them clean. Love the furniture too!!

  7. soooo pretty!!!! Just love it. It looks like a fantastic place to hang out and enjoy the day. I have my fingers crossed that we will finally put up some out door curtains like yours on our front porch this year! Some privacy from nearby neighbors and some late afternoon shade so I don’t fry when I’m trying to enjoy a bit of sun! ;)
    Love your space~

  8. Oooh I love your patio! The house we just moved into has a patio so I’m always looking for ideas. Our former house had a huge backyard I’d turned into a beautiful English cottage garden…sigh…I think I may miss that :-(

    Too bad about that big fountain being defunct. Would it be possible to fill it with good soil and plant flowers in it? If it’s about 8-12″ deep, you’d have enough soil for most annuals :-)

    {Found you from Maison Decor. Love your website!}

  9. What a pretty space, Kristin! Love all your touches like the potted plants, rug, cushions. The perfect spot for catching up on House Beautiful reading!

  10. I keep looking at these pictures and telling myself that one day I’m going to have a gorgeous patio of my own. For now, I will keep looking at yours because that’s free LOL.

  11. Hi..love our outdoor space. I am working on ours right now and you have inspired me with all your pots and beautiful flowers! Thanks…have you ever painted those ugly cinder blocks from the developer? I want to “hide” them and thought about spray paint..outdoors of course….your thoughts????? thanks….

    • Thanks so much! I don’t see why you couldn’t paint them, just make sure it is an outdoor paint and it should hold up just fine :)

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