August 13, 2017

Back Patio Refresh

As much as I loved our patio furniture it was really starting to fall apart.  Our back patio at this house does not have an overhang, so after sitting out in the elements everyday it was really looking bad.  But we had it for about 6 years, so definitely got good use out of it.  On our long list of to-do's for this home is an overhang directly over where this furniture sits.  Fortunately, it faces east so we have full shade after 4 pm which really helps in the mean while.

Knowing that we were not ready for the overhang project and whatever we bought would sit out fully exposed, we decided to go with this iron set that was really affordable.  It's from Home Depot and I tried to link it, but could not find it online.  The whole 5 piece set with cushions was around $300.

I added throw pillows from Target to dress it up a little.  I put two of these 18" Brushed Diamond pillows on on the love seat and the Blue Striped Lumbar pillows on the chairs.

Everything seems to be weather proofed really well, but I do try to move all the cushions and pillows in when it rains.  Our umbrella is still going strong.  I've actually been really impressed with how well it's held up.  I bought it last Spring and it sits out all year and has faded very little and the wood still looks great!  I found it at World Market, but I did not see it this season.  This one is very similar.  We also add a few strings of outdoor globe lights and I love how they look at night!

We spend a lot of time back here year round, so it's nice to have it looking pretty again.  It's soooo hot right now, so during the day if we are back here, it's in the pool.  The evenings cool off and we usually get a good breeze, but it's a warm breeze.


  1. Looks so pretty. Still hoping to get something done with our patio soon. Still cleaning up the pool installation aftermath. So glad you get to enjoy your pool too, it is a life saver in hot weather.

    1. Thanks Marty! The pool is the only way to be outside this month. Love how your pool turned out!


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