Patio Makeover

We transformed our patio. Here's how we did it.

Patio Makeover

Hey!  Glad to see you.  I am so excited that I finally get to share our newly improved patio!   That’s right, today I will reveal my patio makeover that we’ve been working on for a while.  You might remember that I started my patio makeover a few months ago when I wrote about adding life back into your patio furniture here.  Well, after that was done, it was time to start making our patio more of an outdoor living space. That is exactly what I have done.  So, you want to see the transformation?

First, let me show you what we started with.  First, we cleared off the patio and got ready to start this process.

Patio pre-stenciling for our patio makeover project.

 

My goal was to turn this space into someplace we’d actually like to hang out and drink a glass of wine or entertain friends.  I guess the whole thing started with our landscaping project that I wrote about here.  Anyway, with money already invested in the yard, it only makes sense to make it a space you love.  So, I scoured Pinterest for photo inspiration.  And, as usual, it did not disappoint.  These  pins inspired my project.  Do you love Pinterest as much as I do?  I feel like it’s the best thing invented.  That’s only a slight exaggeration. 🙂

 

Patios that inspired my patio makeover.

 

Patios that inspired my patio makeover.

 

Patios that inspired my patio makeover.

Lovely, right?  Okay, so I wanted to do something similar yet with a close to non-existent budget.  I had to use what I had (mostly) and be willing to do the work.

Colorful pillows, something on all that brick to make it look more “decorated,” a comfy place to lounge, and some pattern.  My list of requirements included all those things.   I began by stenciling my patio.  That made a huge impact on the space.

Stenciling the patio was the first step in the patio makeover.

 

Next, I added some colorful pillows to our table area and placed pots around the patio with beautiful flowers.

This patio has gotten a makeover with a stencil project and a few colorful touches.

 

I decided to keep the rug I already had to anchor that table space.   It does not really work with the newly painted patio; however, it will do for now.  I am  going to have to look for a new one with a bold pop of color.  That will happen at the end of the season.

I also repurposed an old twin bed.  You will totally laugh at me when you hear this.  SO, when my boys were younger, they shared a room with bunk beds.  As they got older, we separated the beds into their own bedrooms.  Well, the oldest has now moved out and into his own queen-sized bed.  That left me with an unused bed.  I decided to make it into a daybed, lounge area.  I purchased the daybed cover at World Market and added pillows to it.  So, it may scream bed to you, but I can tell you that I have loved going out to lounge on it in the morning with a cup of coffee and a good book.

This patio has gotten a makeover with a stencil project and a few colorful touches.

 

By adding some things to the wall space I think it feels a little more finished.

This patio has gotten a makeover with a stencil project and a few colorful touches.

 

Here are a few shots of the completed project.

This patio has gotten a makeover with a stencil project and a few colorful touches.

 

This patio has gotten a makeover with a stencil project and a few colorful touches.

I love having a bar cart on the patio.  It’s great for holding the wine, but it’s also a great place for serving food or cocktails.

 

We also added some string lights for nights outside.

This patio has gotten a makeover with a stencil project and a few colorful touches.

Our patio makeover began with a stenciled patio and a few colorful touches.

I think it’s a great place to enjoy a glass of lemonade or a cocktail or two.

Our patio makeover began with a stenciled patio and a few colorful touches.

 

Is a patio makeover in your future?  If so, there are tons of great ideas on Pinterest.  You can follow my board for ideas here.  If you want to know more about this project, please feel free to comment below.  I’ll be happy to share all I know, and I LOVE hearing from readers. 🙂

Until next time~

34 Comments

  1. I love the makeover you did. The stenciling is gorgeous. It looks like a brand new space. Thanks for sharing this at the Dishing It & Digging It Link party. Hope you have a great week Jenny!

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      Thanks Christine! It was a lot of work, but I’m really enjoying it…from my window right now. It is HOT here in Texas! Have a great week.

  2. Great job on the stenciling…..you were ambitious I have to say!! lol
    Also like your new lounge area………I think it looks great, and looks more like a daybed the way you
    have all the pillows on there. Very inviting area……..
    Blessings, Nellie

    1. Author

      Thank you so much Nellie. I do love that area as well. I will love it even more when it cools off here! 🙂 So glad you stopped by.

  3. Wow! That turned out gorgeous and I love the bed idea!! Looks like a fabulous place to hang out. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – Pinning this one for inspiration!

  4. STUNNING! I really need to work on my patio but I am waiting until we build in the grill! Bookmarking this for ideas!

    1. Author

      Thanks. That’s so nice! It was time consuming, but not HARD. If that makes sense. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  5. Wow, I am loving everything about this!! First of all, the stenciling is AMAZING! I love the daybed idea! I would be out there all day every day!! Thanks for sharing at Mama Blog Monday! Hope to see you again next week!!

  6. Wow! The before & after photos look like a completely different space. You really did a great job of bringing your patio area to life. It looks great!
    Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi

    1. Author

      Thanks so much Carol. It is so nice to hear all the kind words after putting in all that work. Some how my boys don’t appreciate it enough. 🙂

  7. These ideas that you found are gorgeous and I love the way that you took the elements you enjoyed the most and massaged into perfection for you. Great job.

  8. Wow – I love it! So fun and looks like a relaxing place to hang out.

  9. Wow Jenny it turned out so nice. I especially love the repurposed bed. Does anyone ever sleep outside on it. I know it would be my hubs favorite spot.

    Your stenciled patio looks really beautiful and worth all that hard work.

    Thanks for the ideas.

    1. Author

      Thanks so much Leanna. No, no one sleeps on it. It’s WAY too hot right now. It is a great place for coffee early in the morning though. 🙂

  10. Wow!! This is so beautiful. I want to.get out and work on mine now haha. #fortheloveofBLOG

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      Thanks! Well, you should do it. It’s not hard at all. I’ve got the how-to coming up on Monday. Stop back by and see.

  11. I love the stenciled floor. The patio turned out beautiful. Great job!

  12. Oh wow this looks fab, and so cosy and welcoming too! I would love to have a glass of wine on that patio. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

  13. I am in absolute love with this patio! It’s stunning Jenny. 💞 You’ve done a fab job. When I read your earlier post, I was praying to see an update 😁 Love it!

    xox

  14. Jennifer I love what you did here and on a non existent budget no less. The stencil gives it a whole new look. And the day bed is nothing to be ashamed of. We all love to lounge so why not have a bed outside. It looks great. The whole space should be about what you like and how you life.

    1. Author

      Thanks Mary. You’re so kind.:) I do love the new and improved patio. And believe me, when it cools down here a bit, that’s where you will find me. So glad you popped over today.

  15. Your patio turned out wonderful! What a warm and inviting outdoor space! Thanks for linking up at the Ultimate Pinterest Party this past week! I will be featuring your post on this weeks party. Can’t wait to see what you link up this Friday!

    1. Author

      Oh my goodness! Thanks so much. I am truly flattered and I appreciate your kind words. I will most definitely be linking up again this week. Thanks for hosting each week.

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