Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Patio Makeover!

As soon as it warms up all we want to do is spend every second outside. I'll eat breakfast, lunch and dinner outside if possible. When you're in a small space it can be difficult to really make it feel inviting and spacious. We still have some more to do, but I had to take a picture of these finds. I think everything that has to do with Spring and Summer should be bright and festive.

The chairs are slightly larger than we'd like for the scale of the table, but it's fun to go outside of buying standard patio sets and mix it up a little.
I love the little votives-fun romantic lighting in the evening even makes box mac and cheese seem delicious.

Here's the breakdown:

Bistro Tabel-Cost Plus World Market $35
Orange Chairs-Home Goods $30 a piece
Rug-Cost Plus World Market $15
Votives-Cost Plus World Market $3
Glass Bottle-Home Goods $4
Hanging Succulents (I am a lover of succulents-they have amazing color and structure and you can't kill them!) $30

We need some more plants and maybe some fun little hanging lanterns, but I love to light the votives and sit out there at night and pretend I'm sitting in a cool little patio cafe in Europe-though the view of our parking lot kind of dashes those visions quickly.

1 comment:

  1. ah, i wish i had a patio to makeover. looks lovely! i would eat all my meals out there too!


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