Happy first of July friends. Summer as usual seems to be flying by. With the 4th just a few days away I wanted to share with you our patio. We have a small covered front porch that DH and I use more frequently. But our patio still gets it share of use.
As I was tidying it up yesterday I realized that everything out here has been re-done from it's original state. Our picnic table was the sorriest of things and looked ready for the fire-pit. A couple of years ago, DH tore it apart and made it like new again. To see that post click here.
I was going to set a complete table out here but my 2 year old grand-daughter thought we were playing kitchen and restaurant so I just set out my burlap place mats with jean pockets that I made a few years back.
Another angle. DH drilled a hole so that we could use an umbrella with our picnic table.
I wonder if I can paint the umbrella too. It's only a few years old but the sun has faded it out quite a bit.
The chair was a gift from my daughter and I have it filled with petunias.
DH just finished the railing. It too was old and the paint was chipping like crazy.
He tore the whole thing apart and made it like new again.
To see that post click here.
You can see that my clematis has just started to bloom.
I love petunias and I plant them quite frequently.
Here I have one of two old fashioned metal lawn chairs that I bought at an auction years ago.
I think I paid $20 for the two of them. A few years ago DH gave them a new paint job.
To see how he did that click here.
I have an old table covered with a patriotic tablecloth and ready to use for plates and as a place to set some snacks.
I made the patriotic pillow last summer after seeing them on Etsy.
No pattern necessary they really are quite easy.
The wrought iron set was purchased about 20 years ago. They originally were black but last summer I spray painted them a cheery red. I made some simple cushions from outdoor fabric, a lot cheaper than buying them in the store.
To see more click here.
An old tea pot becomes a fun little planter.
Just drill some holes in the bottom for drainage.
Another view of the recently redone patio fencing.
I found this shelf at a garage sale for $5. It was new from Home Goods and still had the tags on it.
Hubby used dry wall screws to anchor it to the stone, and now it's a handy little planter.
Over here you can see my other old patio chair painted a dark blue.
And the other side of the patio fencing that DH recently re-did.
An old deep metal pan becomes a funky planter with just a few holes drilled in the bottom.
I bought this old coffee pot at an auction and it's become one of my favorite planters.
A view from our picnic table.
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