Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Patio Gets A Few New Treasures

With the pool finished of course we are spending a lot more time out on the patio, so time to freshen it up with some of my new treasures.  We still don't have any of the landscaping started, we are waiting on our guy to show us his drawings and give us a price.  However, enjoying the patio, deck and pool is still top priority.  I just try to ignore the part of the yard that is still a mess.  I want to give our furniture a brown/gray wash, but that hasn't happened either.  Right now it is way too hot to try and paint.  That doesn't mean it can't look a little better.

 A couple weeks ago my daughter and I went shopping after Church and found so many wonderful treasures for me and for her.  She's having a new house built that is totally amazing, so she found some mirrors and some gorgeous pendant lights for her 12ft. island.  I can't wait to show you her new home when it is done.

We found this rug on sale for me at AtHome.  Perfect size - 8 x 10 and for only $129.  That's quite the bargain I thought.

 AtHome also had this really cute galvanized coffee table.

 I loved the punched tin top.  I found a concrete candle holder that is citronella at Home Goods too.

I also put out the new cushions I got for Mother's day for the furniture.  I love the soft gray and brown pattern.  It will look especially good when I get the furniture painted.

Hopefully as soon as some of the landscaping is done we can start on the makeover on the patio.  We are going to top the concrete slab with travertine tile, add a trellis on the back side, curtains, paint and then some new furniture.

This really isn't following my dream plan for the patio yet, but at least this looks better and I am loving it.

P.S.  With all the dust that is going to be kicked up with the landscaping guys, Jim suggested we just put the old cushions back on.  They look good too.

So either way it's a nice place to sit and have a cup of coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the evening - If The Weather Is Cool Enough.  If not then I'll just be in the pool.

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  1. Marty, what I love about your blog that you are practical and cost conscious. Your neat home is coming together so beautifully and your pool is stunning. Your pool, was the first that I have seen installed, and the end results are amazing. I love that you take the picture of your neat patio and than put the old ones back on for the dust - practical. LOL Enjoy the journey with your new house and your neat decorta8hg. You have so many neat things in your house, but I always think of your horse picture first. I just love horses. LOL Have a great holiday weekend.

  2. Love that rug!.and yes, hope your temps are coming down...heard it has been truly hot in your neck of the woods!

  3. Marty, I do love the rug! Wishing you a wonderful holiday weekend! and 4th

  4. Ok, totally loving the carpet!

  5. That's a great price for that rug! Can't wait to see the patio completed!

  6. I'm so glad you're getting to enjoy your outdoor space. It looks great! And it will get done by and by.

  7. That looks like such a nice shaded space to sit outside. I think every house needs a place like that! We use our front porch for that since our back deck get full sun. I love your new cushions too.

  8. That new rug looks perfect! I hope the temps will cool down for you but I guess you are used to it there. We were in Las Vegas many years back in the summer and it was 112 deg. It's rather unbearable especially for us softies from up north! I know you don't live in Las Vegas, but it's the closest I've come to those kinds of temps. Anyway- enjoy that pool and have a Happy 4th!

  9. Everything looks great and I know that you are so excited to get everything finished. I know that you are loving the pool these hot days. More coming according to the weather gal.

    Happy Fourth


  10. Looks wonderful and so inviting. those are some great bar gins you found.

  11. I am following your backyard makeover and can't wait to see the next installment. Your new rug is gorgeous!

  12. I love using outdoor rugs... it just makes the area feel so cozy and relaxed! Your daughter's house sounds amazing and I will be very excited to see some pictures. Your bargain hunting skills are top notch!