Tuesday, June 9, 2015

{ Our Vintage & Floral Backyard Patio Reveal! }

I can't believe it's already Wednesday !!! I hope you all are having a great start to the summer with some amazing weather & activities!! My hubby worked the whole weekend,but we got so much stuff done outside including our back patio finally! I've been messing around with this space for over a month now & decided I'm posting with whatever I have this weekend ha-ha! Sometimes you have to make do with what you have in certain spaces & this is definitely one of those times! Don't get me wrong, I love this space ,but from a design/decorating point this wouldn't have been my first choice in colors! We ended up buying all new furniture with the exception of a few pieces when we moved in 2012 & well...the red cushions were what came with this table, so we worked around it!

I didn't want to spend a whole lot of money this year because it most likely will be our last! When we move { no, we haven't found a house..yet! } we probably will buy/DIY a few new pieces, but until then it's splashed in red!!! You all know me & bright bold Art Deco-ish types are not my style of choice! Working around the color wasn't to hard after adding some of my vintage/ rustic treasures to the space!!

The pillow was a DIY on no sew cushions/pillows! The fabric was purchased at +Hobby Lobby  & the milk jug &chippy brown furniture were all thrifts/garbage finds.

The wood crate was a gift & the vintage colored glass bottles are all garbage finds. The faux greenery was purchased +IKEA USA  ! The jute placemats are +Better Homes and Gardens  from Walmart !

I've always liked setting a space with a rug, & the outdoors is no exception! This is our 2nd or 3rd rug for outside & let me tell you -I LOVE THIS RUG! The last two were plushy outdoor ones, but were always all dirty & wet. We got this $400 rug at +Kohl's  for $27!!!!  It's super neutral, soft & clean!

Little story behind the table..the night we got the keys to our house we went out in the box-truck picking up everything we needed before the truck had to go back . We needed an outside table & this one was perfect in size, & price { $200 }! That was a steal & the cushions came WITH! See, so that's why we have these red cushions..that most of the time I like!!

-Blessed Beyond Measure- 
The metal chalkboard art was purchased on sale at Hobby Lobby for under $10! Something about it I just liked! I wanted to add some type of chalkboard/black decor so this was perfect for outside & the elements! 

The frame is a vintage/thrift find my husband found!! I bought the rustic copper 'M' at Hobby lobby for $12 & then framed it { Actually my husband's idea }!
The step decorations & mats are also thrift finds! The two cream & brown crocks are garbage finds! The storage bench was also a garbage find { I can't wait to show you guys what I'm doing with that !! }! 

This backyard has no shade- AT ALL! We need some type of umbrella at all times considering we have no trees..The back of our house has all tinted windows,even the patio door!  One nice smaller tree would be nice, but it's a great clean flat grassy space!!

The umbrella is from +Ace Hardware for the bargain price of $30!!
The decorative pillows are from +Target

Even though this isn't the biggest backyard { big for our city } it's cute, clean & functional! The whole yard is lined in natural mulch with huge boulders as the border . The patio we added onto in 2013 & painted it with +Rust-Oleum  heat resistant patio paint in Sandstone! About 10ft from the patio we have a DIY built-in fireplace with a gravel area & a little mini barn shed behind the big  white wooden garage. So see the back patio decor kinda mistakenly  coordinates with the rest of the backyard haha!!   I'm not one for any type of wood deck or patio , weird I know!! Something about the look & things being able to get underneath/ overall appeal never set well with me. I'm much more a fan of a flat concrete space, so this has worked well for us!! If you remember last year we had the pop up gazebo with the mini bar..After some hassle & storms it was a goner!!!

See our Gazebo Patio last year here --Patio 2014
See how I made the No Sew Pillow --No Sew Pillow/Cushions
See our Beginning Summer Front Porch --Beginning Of Summer Front Porch

Thanks for stopping by guys! Have a great summery week!