Patio Lounging Areas - Weekend Yard Work Series

01 June
Hi everyone! If you've been following my blog then you've seen all the hard work I've been doing on my back yard and today I'm so excited to show you my patio lounging areas!

Patio Lounge Area

I actually kind of have two patios and a deck out back. First I'm going to show you the left patio. Here is what it looked like before.


And here is the after!

I bought the Sunsetter awning when I first moved in to my house and my mom, dad and I installed it.

I just love it, it makes the patio so much nicer for lounging because without the awning it gets very hot out here as there isn't a lot of shade.

So let's have a look around shall we!

So right off the bat  you may have noticed my recycled tire coffee table! I am so happy with how this turned out!

I found the idea on Pinterest from Mad Cap Frenzy Blog. I had two tires just lying around.

I used them as hanging planters for awhile and then didn't know what to do with them. I actually tried to throw them away but the garbage man wouldn't take them! I'm glad now that he didn't!!

I just added a piece of glass on the top. I found the glass at Walmart. They are made for those cheap round accent tables they sell.

This big wooden thing was here when I moved in, it used to cover an old burn pit that I covered over. I thought it was cool looking and now it serves a useful purpose... it hides a big gaggle of wires, electrical and telephone boxes, etc. on the side of the house.

I hung a flattened bucket with some silk flowers on it and added a couple of pots of plants in front along with a bird house, an old garden tool, and my fountain.

I love having the fountain out here... it makes such a soothing sound :o)

I love adding little what-nots in my planters. This little metal wheelbarrow used to hold a citronella candle. And in my true hoarder style I saved it once the candle was gone!

The striped pillows are a new/old find. I got them today at Goodwill for $4.99 each! Perfect!

I created this little cart last year I think. I saw something like it online and I already had the metal rolling cart that I was about to get rid of and the crates!

I painted the numbers on the crates and placed a couple of pieces of old wood on top of the cart to act as a serving cart for barbecues!

I made this fun RELAX sign from some wooden letters that I got at Hobby Lobby and a piece of an old pallet.

Next to the corner of the deck are some potted plants, a vintage children's wheelbarrow that holds a collection of vintage gardening tools and sprinklers, and one of the concrete garden spheres I made last year.

You can see the tutorial for the spheres here: DIY Concrete Garden Spheres.

Now let's move on to the right patio!! Here is the before... EEEK! right?!

 and after!!

So obviously this is where I've put my patio table and barbeque. The table was a Craiglist find last year and I painted it bright yellow. You can see that post here: Craigslist Patio Table Makeover. I need chairs still.

I hung up my pallet plate rack and put a few do-dads on it.

And here is the barbecue area. I made the star hanging on the fence with old molding. I'll try to get a better picture of it later.

I put the old crate I found at the dump a couple of years ago in the corner next to the shed... actually it was always here, just covered up with junk!!!

 I just bought this deck box/bench last weekend to hold all the chair cushions during the off-season.

You can see Roxanne and Pongo's doggy stairs leading up to the doggy door over there in the background.

So what do you think? It feels so nice to have these areas all cleaned up. The deck will have to wait for another time because I haven't done anything to it yet. Let's look at those before and after shots again shall we?!

Left patio before...

and after...

Right patio before...

and after!

Hope you all are enjoying your spring so far!

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  1. Wow, you have worked really hard, your garden looks amazing. It must be an absolute pleasure to relax there now.

  2. love the crates on the clever! Christine from Little Brags

  3. It looks fantastic. You've really got a lot accomplished.


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