September 20, 2012

Outdoor Patio MakeOver Reveal


I cannot tell you HOW excited I am to share this with you!  If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that I’ve been working on this project for a while now!

We’re living in a basement apartment in my parent’s house right now, and it’s wonderful!  But there was this eyesore outside of our bedroom window.  After my parents added an addition onto their house a few years ago, it left the space under the deck looking like this:


But now, the space looks like this!


And we added the picnic table & some fall decorations –

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This make-over took a lot of time.  These tutorials will be coming up shortly:

  • Board & Batten shutters
  • Cedar Planked Wall (tutorial here)
  • Window make-over

But today is just about showing the pretty pictures – and how I’m simply decorating it for fall!

Of course, mums just scream “fall”!  I love them in this planter from Lowe’s:

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Since this picnic table was big, I needed some big decorations for the middle.  I also needed them to be durable and weather resistant.

I bought pumpkins from my favorite local farm, and spray-painted them.  I swear, the neighbors think I’m crazy Smile  But I seriously love that metallic look on the big pumpkin!  And that gourd’s color was just too pretty to paint over.

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Those big glass vases were from Ross, and so were the candles.  The rocks are from the dollar store!

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Buckley also loves the new space – even though he was very nervous to sit for this picture for some reason!

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I also love how cozy it looks at night Smile

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So what do you think?!  Are you excited to see all of the tutorials on how we transformed this space?  Have you ever spray-painted pumpkins before?  How are you decorating for fall outdoors?

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  1. Absolutely LOVE IT! It is amazing! I can’t wait to see the “how to’s” We have an eye-sore for a back patio as well. Yuck! But this is great!

  2. That is beautiful! What a fun transformation! And I love your fall decor!

  3. So beautiful, warm and fresh at the same time!! love it!

  4. looks awesome! Can’t wait to see the tutorials 🙂

  5. Oh this is fall perfection at its finest! A truly cozy vignette.

    While we don’t have much fall here in Phoenix I would love for you to stop by to see where I did find a bit of fall.

    Have a blessed day!

  6. Christina, you guys did such an amazing job on this space!! It looks gorgeous!!

  7. You did a beautiful job! What a talent you have!

  8. It looks great! You guys did an amazing job!

    Buckley is so cute!

  9. Looks really good! I love the understated colors. Going to update my patio next week for Fall. Have a good weekend!

  10. Ahhhh! A girl after my own heart who loves metallic pumpkins! Aren’t they wonderful! I just love your makeover and fall decor. Thanks for sharing it with us. Look forward to following along and getting to see your tutorials! Happy weekend to ya (visiting from Serenity Now)…

  11. Your new patio looks great! I can’t wait to see the tutorials on the shutters and the window. Your table centerpiece is so pretty!

  12. Christina it’s beautiful! You did an amazing job. I am so jealous. I’d love a pretty patio space like that.

  13. It’s so cozy and pretty- I love it!! Perfect for enjoying the fall weather!

  14. Brilliant make-over! I bet its totally being enjoyed by all:)

  15. Love!! What a great transformation! It looks so good and I’m sure you really prefer to look out your window and see your new porch vs the old.

  16. Beautiful makeover! you must be so happy to have a prettier view. And love the simple fall decor-I spray painted mini orange plastic pumpkins silver last year-so I also love the metallic look of pumpkins. Great job!

  17. i love the make over it looks great! Glad to finally see it all put together after all those IG posts!

  18. What a difference! Well done in transforming your outdoor patio space! We love seeing projects like this one – always so inspiring to see what a few key design decisions and decor upgrades can do!


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