If there’s one thing I’m known for, it’s my expert-level landscaping and outdoor decorating skills. By “expert-level,” I mean “I have no idea what I’m doing,” and by “skills,” I mean “my backyard is embarrassing.”
I wrote a post a while ago which was an eye-opening exposé into the depth of the redneck coursing through these veins. You’ll want to hop over and see how we made this inspiration photo come true in our backyard on an almost nonexistent budget:
Yep. But we LOVE to be outside and with the promise of warm weather and outdoor fun ahead, it is TIME to do something about this tragedy. So when Home Depot asked if I’d like to be involved in their Patio Challenge and use one of their furniture pieces to turn my backyard into an oasis, I was all: “UmmLetMeThinkOKAYSURE!”
Today I want to show you the plan and the inspiration, but first we’re gonna have to get past some ugly. This is what our outdoor patio looks like now:
YEP. That is REAL.
Actually, it mostly looks more like this…
…but I cleaned it up for you because who would show such ugly pictures on their home decorating blog?
I need some help, and it’s Home Depot to the rescue! We’ll be making some big-ish updates to this outdoor space over the next couple weeks and I’ll keep you updated, but first let me show you my inspiration photos.
I’ll take one large ocean for just beyond the patio, please.
And just one small outdoor room with a bed for snoozing. If it’s not too inconvenient. And even if it is.
Okay, just dreaming. For real, we want some outdoor dining furniture that will seat six, and that is comfy. Home Depot has some great options and we’ll talk choices soon! I want to plop it all down on a colorful outdoor rug…
And plop that colorful rug right down on a…
…warm wooden DECK. Yes. We are planning to build a full deck right on top of that patio. Not sure where the time is going to come from to make that happen, but Andy and I both think a nice deck in place of that cement patio will be a huge lifestyle upgrade.
Hopefully we can add some fun mood lighting, and if we can find a good option to cast some shade over that area, we’re hoping we can make that happen too.
Oh, and by the way: part of the Patio Challenge is to make this whole shebang come to life in about four tiny weeks. (TINY.)
I’ll keep you updated on the whole process. Fingers crossed we can do this thang in the time allotted!
Have you started to work on outdoor projects yet this year? Any big plans to make over your yard or patio?
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