Friday, July 27, 2018

Summer Living -Patio Makeover - Sponsored by Wayfair

This is a sponsored post by Wayfair but all opinions are mine. 

If you've been following along you know that our backyard and patio are a work in progress.  The pool is in and we have done tons of landscaping around it, however the patio has not had any attention and needs some so we can really enjoy it.  

When Wayfair came up with their Summer Living program I knew this was the perfect time to clean up the patio and create a comfortable place to entertain and enjoy.

This is how it looks now - I love it.  This didn't take much to make it a cool and comfortable place to enjoy. 

Wayfair has so many fabulous pieces for outdoors - furniture, decor and of course some drapes that I used.  I chose 5 of these wonderful 
to close in the end of our patio.  Now this was needed for two reasons, to block sun and to hide an unsightly side yard.

Ok, we all love a good before so here is what the patio looked like before we cleaned it up with the help of Wayfair.  It had become the dumping ground for everything and since the shed isn't up yet, all those garden tools are not too pretty to look at either.

The sun came in this side and really made the patio uncomfortable and also this end of the house.  I had a huge drop cloth so we hung it on the end to see if that helped.  Amazing, the patio was so much cooler and so was the house.  Only problem, this isn't a very pretty curtain.  I needed something pretty.

When the drapery panels came I was so excited.  The fabric is wonderful and the colors are so much prettier in person.

The drapes are the perfect backdrop to create the room effect I wanted.  We already had the roll down shade on the front, so the two really work well together to create an outdoor room.  

Some of our favorite plants like the shade too.

I just shopped the house for a few pillows and throws to make the two settees more comfortable.

Our small galvanized coffee table got a couple of candlesticks, a concrete planter and some coasters.

When the weather is cool, we can raise the shade and light the lava fire pit for a little warmth and ambiance.

Now we have a nice place to entertain and relax with a full view of the pool and the pretty side of our yard.

I can't thank Wayfair enough for the curtains they provided for this makeover.  If you are in need of some help with your patio, be sure to check them out.  They have tons of outdoor drapes, furniture and accessories.

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  1. Oh my goodness Marty! This is so beautiful. I would love to spend time in that sitting area. The curtains make all the difference. I love how you pulled it all together. It's just so pretty!
    Hope you are feeling better.

  2. Love the new drapes! They add softness, keep out the sun, and provide a beautiful backdrop for your patio. I think of you often because I know back surgery takes awhile to recover. Hope you are feeling better each day and free of pain. Thank you for always sharing unique ways and budget friendly ideas.

  3. What a lovely space. Those curtains look like they really do the trick to help shade the area!

  4. Sharing this post on my Weekending Roundup! Love it! laura

  5. Your backyard is so inviting. The curtains are a wonderful addition.

  6. Hi Marty - wow, what a transformation! I hope you're feeling better and healing.

  7. Marty (Penny - your changeups are so inspirational! I am thinking about using that drape idea for a patio eating area that is hot/west faced here in NM. Your patio is so inviting for that snack, coffee or drink not to mention your "pretty" side of the yard is beautiful! Congrats as that had to be hard work in such a hot climate. One suggestion along that side (long area along the fence line) may be to plant in long planters (maybe sunken) some bamboo to shield looking at the jungle gym thingie of the neighbors. That stuff grows really fast but can be invasive so it has to be contained. It would make your entire area tropical and very private and beautiful lit up at night. Just something to think about …. ideas[]=bamboo%20privacy%20screen%20in%20containers%7Ctyped

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    Also, what is the potted plant on your patio (right rear) that appears to have blooms .. Just lovely!

    1. One of the common names is Desert Rose - comes from Africa. Hubby has a whole collection of them, but this one is my favorite. Love the size.

    2. My hubby said the botanical name is Adenium Obesum Variety "Crimson Star".

  8. Looks so nice! Would love to hear how you hung the drapes!

  9. Thanks, we hung the drapes on a piece of pipe at the top and also added a piece of pipe in the hem to hold them down. We attached the pipe to the top of patio board with a couple of pipe clamps on each end. Super simple and so easy to take down if we want to.

  10. Looks beautiful Marty! I am still working on our patio. Little by little it will get there. Hopefully by the time cooler temps arrive. Have a fabulous weekend!

  11. Wow! This is an amazing transformation. Those drapes really make a nice backdrop. Happy Summer, Kippi

  12. Hi Marty,
    Your sitting area out by the pool is gorgeous. Those drapes really did the trick to block all the stuff in the backyard and also gives you some cooling shade. I love that pool of yours too. Have a great weekend.

  13. Wow Marty- what a bnice improvement! Looks great and I’m sure the privacy and sun protection are just what you needed.

  14. I love your outdoor living space...Now I am inspired to get to work on mine

  15. Marty, that is gorgeous! You always come up with home improvements that aren't just pretty, but also practical. Your home looks so inviting.

  16. I just love your use of yellows and gold, it makes it perfect for this time of year! I also truly enjoyed the before pictures! Thanks so much for sharing at TFT, I am featuring you today. Enjoy your patio this weekend!

  17. I love this space. It's so inviting. The neutral hues are perfect! I've featured your patio in this week's Make Life Pretty Monday. Hope to see you tonight!

    Kate | The Organized Dream

  18. Marty, it's just beautiful! I love the drapes! They add such a lovely softness to the patio. And, you know how I love your pool. We miss having a pool, but we will put one when we get into our forever home. Thanks for sharing! You are one of the fan favorites at The Sunday Showcase from the last Make it Pretty party. Here's the link to this week's Showcase: Have a lovely Sunday! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse