My Backyard Patio...re-done!

It took a total of 7 hours to complete this project, but we are finally done...for now. In the near future I'd like to add a cover so the rain won't wet this little area up. Then eventually replace the entire thing, and get all new materials/wood. The sun has hit it for so long now, it's wearing away! (To see the BEFORE photos of what the patio used to look like, click here).

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Anyhow, this space is much more inviting now & that was my goal. Could I have made it better? Sure, but I was trying to stay within my budget of $550 and that's what I did. Eventually, I'll also replace the 2 (old chairs) on the side, with a 2-seater metal bench & cushion...but for now I'll just sit at my bistro & have some breakfast & coffee with my guy on the weekends.

Hope this post inspires you to re-do or update your own patio for the Summer!




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77 comments

  1. Wow that gorgeous!!! It came out great. Good job

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  2. Such gorgeousness :-) I love this blue color! Great job Jennifer. Now take a rest...:-)

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  3. This is amazing, love the white candle holders. CONGRATS!

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  4. Jennifer, Your patio looks so much more cozy! Great make-over!!!! I love the added blue colour and the different flowers! Great inspiration for my balcony!
    xoxo

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  5. Looks great! I love the way the metal turned out!

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  6. Very inspiring! If only I had a patio! Way to be brave and use so much color . . at least it would've taken bravery for me, but I absolutely love it!

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  7. Beautiful Jen! I like the way the bistro setting looks against the blue corrugated steel.

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  8. I love how it all turned out , very inviting :)

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  9. Looks so refreshing. What a difference that makes. Nice to sit and have your morning coffee while updating your blog! Well done.

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  10. It looks great Jen. And you turned it around so quickly - I've been living in my flat for two years and I've still done nothing with my (tiny) garden - it's about the same size as your patio.

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  11. Did you paint the metallic pots yourself or did you buy them? I love the look!

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  12. It came out great! The colors all work! Yay you!

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  13. Ooh you did such a wonderful job. I love the color of the table & chairs. A lot.

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  14. Gorgeous! That pop of light teal/aqua color is absolutely lovely! This will be a wonderful place to while away the summer days!

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  15. I love the blue! I can spend hours sitting here. You did a fantastic job. :)

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  16. looks great. i would spray paint those wicker chairs a rasberry pink and get cute outside pillows for them. The contrast woudl LOOK fabulous with that blue background. looks great! good work.

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  17. outstanding job!
    i love a good transformation!

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  18. Wow! Looks great! I love the aqua color. I'm definitely inspired to do something with my patio and backyard in general!

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  19. oh my goodness! I am coming for a stay this evening, okay?

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  20. Looks wonderful Jen! what is the name of the paint color (if you please?)
    Also about the wicker chairs...you said you want to replace them. what about painting them and adding fresh fabric to the seats?? I did this with one of mine and it was a whole new chair. spray paints works great! just a thought........

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  21. Love it. That blue is so pretty.

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  22. That's really lovely... I love the colour especially!

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  23. Great job, it looks amazing! :)

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  24. it lokks fantastic! love the teal metal accent - very cool. you have motivated me to get my small balcony in order for the summer - needs some sprucing up for sure!

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  25. I love it! I love the blue. Great job!

    This makes me really wish I had a patio.

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  26. looove it
    ohh jen u are inspiring me!!!!

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  27. Good job Jennifer! It looks very pretty... feel like working on mine too...

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  28. the blue is gorgeous!!!
    you talented girl you!! (:
    what's your next project now??

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  29. Wowowowow!! I love the blue... that is my favorite color of blue. I bet it is soo lovely to spend time in that space :) I am so jeaous!

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  30. Love that blue. Did you paint it or did it come that way? I'd love to know the name of that color.

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  31. i love the color of the bistro set and the corrugated steel looks fabulous. very inspiring as always. good job!

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  32. oh fantastic, it looks great! the rug is is lovely and it's compliments nicely by the very cute lime green table and chairs. great job.

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  33. i wish i had a patio to redo! i think you did a fabulous job. love the cacti!

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  34. Absolutely lovely! I adore that blue :)

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  35. i love that turquoise wall!
    it's so cheerful.

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  36. Wow, it looks amazing! Great inspiration... i need to make my patio/garden look pretty!

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  37. Cute as a button!
    Really just a beautiful job.
    I hope you enjoy many hours there this summer.
    xo xo

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  38. looks beautiful and cozy- i love how it turned out!

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  39. ohhh... I love the decorative tiles, and the rug!!

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  40. Such a sweet space!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  41. Great job Jen!!! I love the colors your used... especially the color for the table and chairs, so refreshing! =)

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  42. Congratulations Jennifer, it looks great - so summery! I can imagine you'll be quite happy sitting there (I know I would). Well done on staying within the limits of your budget; I know exactly how hard that can be!
    Have a lovely day on the patio!
    Trudi

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  43. That's beautiful! It came out fabulous!

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  44. AnonymousMay 03, 2009

    OMG it looks so fab! Good job!

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  45. Great job! You should spray paint the wicker chairs and get some funky pillows.

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  46. Hi CINDY,
    Not sure which paint your talking about - but the steel is painted in a Behr paint. I had the guy mix it until I was happy with the Turquoise color..

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  47. CINDY:
    P.S. I didnt even think of painting the wicker chairs, great idea....thanks!

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  48. CAIT:
    The metallic pots I spray painted myself with some spray paint from home depot. : )

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  49. VANESSA:
    Honestly I hope my next project is to RELAX hehe
    I have no idea...I do things on the spur of the moment.

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  50. WINDHULA:
    I painted it. The blue is a BEHR PAINT...but that color was actually mixed to my liking. :)

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  51. Such an awesome job for the little space! Will try that in my Barcelona home!! Thanks for sharing!

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  52. This looks like such a gorgeous spot! Only wish I had a patio (dang apartment living).

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  53. Hi Jennifer,

    Love the corrugated steel! Where'd you get your rug from?

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  54. So colorful - very inviting! great job.

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  55. I love it...especially the turquoise corrugated steel!!!

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  56. it looks great.

    I've been busy with a wall of art since i saw your post, mine isn't quite as good but i'm pleased with it.

    it's on my blog if you want to check it out.

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  57. AnonymousMay 04, 2009

    That is beyond awesome! So awesome I want to do that when I get my own patio!! :)

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  58. MICHELLE:
    Thanks! :) The rug was from Home Depot...for $100...its for outdoor use.

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  59. it looks FABOULOUS!!!!!!

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  60. I love it!!! Great color, great rug!

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  61. C-U-T-E!
    and love that turquoise blue!!!

    xoxo

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  62. The corrugated metal turned out wonderful! I am impressed!

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  63. Hello!, I've just found you. What a lovely little area area :)

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  64. Love the blue color - the end result is fantastic!

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  65. I LOVE the ocean blue/lime green combo!

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  66. Great work Jennifer. I love what you did.

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  67. I am glad you went with the blue color it was my favorite out of the three you had posted.

    Looks wonderful.

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  68. this looks so great! i absolutely love the turquoise corrugated metal. what a difference! well done.

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  69. Wow!! It looks great - I love the pretty curtains you put up too; they're a very chic touch :D

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  70. Nice job, Jennifer - love the aqua color!

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  71. Adorable! The colors are so fresh. Love the way the white curtains look against the blue metal.

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