Budget Patio Makeover Reveal

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A relaxing and beautiful patio space is a "must-have" in my book. I absolutely love the spring, summer, and fall months when you can enjoy the outdoors. I like to eat dinner outside on the patio, sit and chat with friends, enjoy a magazine, etc.


But, the weather can be rough on the furniture and decor... sun beats down on it and it gets brittle and old far quicker than indoor furniture. Indoor furniture can last many years if it's well cared for but patio furniture sometimes only lasts one or two years.


My boyfriend and I gave his patio a makeover without spending a ton of money and by using a lot of things he already had.


This is one of three articles I wrote for Wayfair's Ideas and Advice pages. I shared the DIY Hot Tub Privacy Screen earlier and today I want to share the rest of the patio with the full reveal!


Budget Patio Makeover Reveal


DIY Patio Makeover Reveal

Is your patio looking tired and in need of a makeover? Read on and see how to give your patio a DIY  makeover on a budget!


Check out the article I wrote on Wayfair for things to consider when planning your outdoor space makeover,  some DIY projects to update your old furniture, and a few key pieces to upgrade, Spring Ideas: DIY Patio Furniture Upgrades & Updates, and then come back to see more pictures of the makeover!


After we built the hot tub privacy wall, we started cleaning up for the rest of the makeover. Here is a before shot. 


Budget Patio Makeover Reveal


We had a list of things we did to improve this space, most of which was cleaning and organizing and the rest was very inexpensive:


  • pressure washed the retaining wall
  • cleaned up the leaves and weeds
  • added bark mulch (only about $4 a bag and we used about 5 bags)
  • planted flowers
  • pruned the blackberry bushes
  • painted that table (the after can be seen in the Wayfair article)

I used a lot of what he already had like those trellis pieces leaning against the wall, the blue metal turtle, and the Buddha statue.


Budget Patio Makeover Reveal


There was just a lot of cleanup to do, like in this corner. We sorted and organized everything here and managed to fit everything he needed to keep inside a plastic outdoor storage bench!

Budget Patio Makeover Reveal

We also replaced the patio light.


Budget Patio Makeover Reveal

This is what the dining table chairs that you saw in the Wayfair article looked like before.




Budget Patio Makeover Reveal

The patio table had some rust stains and other spots, nothing a little comet and warm water couldn't fix!

Budget Patio Makeover Reveal

And here they are after painting!

Budget Patio Makeover Reveal

I upgraded a couple of key pieces... a new cantilever umbrella replaced a too small, tattered table umbrella.

Budget Patio Makeover Reveal

We chose to use flagstone pieces that he already had to weigh the umbrella down rather than expensive umbrella weights.

Budget Patio Makeover Reveal

I also purchased this pair of lounge chairs new. They only came with seat cushions and the small lumbar cushions so we chose to add these pretty pillows for additional comfort.

Budget Patio Makeover Reveal


I shared how I made the small side tables here: DIY Boho Patio Side Table Makeover.

Of course, we also purchased plants.

Budget Patio Makeover Reveal

He had this metal basket thing sitting around out here so we repurposed it into an herb planter!

Budget Patio Makeover Reveal

We just added some coconut liners and potting soil to each basket!

Budget Patio Makeover Reveal

You can see the finished planter in this view.

Budget Patio Makeover Reveal


I made a mushroom from an old copper bird bath bowl turned upside down and attached to an old tree branch.

Budget Patio Makeover Reveal

Here are just a few more views of the completed patio.

Budget Patio Makeover Reveal

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Budget Patio Makeover Reveal

Take note of how much cleaner and nicer that wall looks after pressure washing!!

Budget Patio Makeover Reveal


We are really happy with how the patio turned out and it didn't cost a ton either! I followed the steps in the Wayfair article and now we have a beautiful new patio area!

Here are the key items we upgraded for this makeover:

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  1. Looking good Tania! I love the pop of blue with the umbrella and glazed flower pots. I noticed the mushroom statue right away - so cute! I have that same large Buddha in my yard too. LOL It looks like a wonderful relaxing outdoor oasis with loads of privacy too.

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    1. Thanks Marie! Yes, he has the same design taste as I do (and you with the Buddha), he just needs help putting it together! ;)

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  2. What an impressive cleanup and makeover ~ looks great! I like the flag stone look instead of using an umbrella base. Love the blue you used to brighten up the patio.

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