Sunday, 8 May 2011

Getting ready to get outside

I started working on my vision for my small outdoor space. But first, let me remind you of what it looked like; sad, sad, sad
This weekend I was able to recover the cushions on this set as well as the make new cushions for chairs that go with the table.
I took the outdoor rug from the dining room and brought it outside, naturally :)
I don’t have access to water out here and I am not a fan of hauling containers of water through the house, so I’m looking to get some super fantastic, never needs watering plants. Do they exist?  I’ll come up with something. 
My goal is to make the space usable, inviting and comfortable.  It’s a start.

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  1. Looks the material you used for the cushions!!

  2. It looks so pretty and clean. Perfect for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Have you thought about trying to use succulents on your patio? They have minimal watering needs and there are so many amazing ones that don't have sharp spikes.

  3. What a HUGE difference! It's a terrific space now, so clean and comfortable. Fabulous Re-do!

  4. Great makeover ~ now I should go get my deck painted. argh...
    'hugs from afar'

  5. Oh, your patio looks great. You have done a wonderful job. I wish it would warm up and stop raining where I live so I can freshen up my patio. Thanks for sharing yours. Karie

  6. Did you do your own paving? The pavers look great! I love everything else you did too. I just redid my wicker set last summer. You can see it here:

    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Are you kidding, Mel? It looks fantastic! The new fabrics are wonderful, and I love how you mixed them. Very fresh.

  8. Ahhh! This is my dream courtyard :-) Love it! Thanks for posting. I will add this pic to my list of ideas.
    Thanks again,
    Lee Anne

  9. Can I come sit out there with you? Looks fabulous!
    Hey I did a post today with a little plug for you!


  10. Wow... you worked hard and made a big difference. Looks fantastic.