poor, poor patio

Oh yes, we’re about to open a can of truth… Remember our cute little patio? The one we fixed up just last fall? Well, it has taken some serious abuse this year:


With projects, work, and the ever rising temperature, we go out here less and less. But now it’s summer again and I find myself wishing our patio was more well kept. I mean, it’s not a huge space, but it does have the potential to be a cute little hangout. And I got those cute chairs on clearance dangit, so we need to get out there and enjoy them!


I’ve dreamt up a few neat projects for the patio (including something with that spare piece of plywood leftover from our upholstered headboard project), but I thought I’d go ahead and share these before pictures. Even if it’s just to shame myself into not letting this level of disrepair come over any part of our space again?!


It’s basically a ghost-town patio!! Desolate pots with just soil left over from my last plant murder, webs all over our once cute planter-turned table (don’t even ask me how that thing got broken either, because I have no clue), and our once organized outdoor closet?? Don’t even get me started!

poor-patio-before-comboSo, let’s have a fresh start! Here’s what’s on the agenda:

  • Clear out, sweep out, and reorganize the outdoor closet
  • Empty out and stow away the planter… it’s already to hot to murder another plant this year…
  • Replace the planter side table. (Once there’s been spider webs on anything, it’s out!)
  • Create some outdoor art/mood lighting out of the extra plywood scrap
  • Cook a fun dinner to serve al fresco

As always, I’m hoping to spend as little money as possible. We’re in super-saving mode so it’s totally worth the extra challenge. Get excited, Patio! You’re days of being embarrassingly messy are numbered!

What’s your outdoor situation like? Patio? Yard? And where does it rank of your tidy priority list?

One Comment on "poor, poor patio"

  1. Casey says:

    I am loving those chairs- makes me want to attack mine with some spray paint!

    Cant wait to see what you do! I just redid mine and it makes ALL the difference

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