Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The backyard entertaining area is complete!

Just as I promised... now that summer is winding down, I've completed my backyard dining and entertaining area. [And by completed, I mean... done-ish. Of course I have more projects in mind for next year, but I'm thrilled with how far I was able to get this summer.]




Of course, every truly good "after" needs a horrendous "before" to make it feel even better... so just in case you've forgotten... here 'ya go...
 

 
After much scrubbing, painting, shopping and completing a few projects our whole family is enjoying this space.
 

 
I really did this whole project on a teeny-tiny budget by re-purposing many items:
 
http://www.salvagesavvy.com/2014/07/diy-chicken-wire-frame-with-bud-vases.html
 
 
or by using my shutters to create these...
http://www.salvagesavvy.com/2014/07/diy-idea-hang-lanterns-on-shutter.html
 
 
 using what I already had like pillows,
[Remember when I made this? It's been awhile... check out the tutorial here if you want to make one!]
http://www.salvagesavvy.com/2011/05/pillow-talk-diy-style.html
 
and finally, by purchasing the decorating details from either garage sales or thrift stores.
 
 
Yup... even that potting table is a [super cool] garage sale find! [thanks Wendy ;)]
 
 
All-in-all I only purchased 2 pillows and a ceramic pear from actual stores...
 
Not too bad, huh?! This is what I love about decorating :)
 
If you missed out and want the DIY scoop on the other  projects made this happen you can check out my painted garage sale chairs...
http://www.salvagesavvy.com/2014/06/patio-project-3-painting-old-rusty.html

Or you can read how I transformed those old, forgotten dingy white boxes [as shown in the before image] into planters to add interest and color.

http://www.salvagesavvy.com/2014/06/my-covered-patio-and-deck-needed-love.html


All-in-all, I'm thrilled. And the best part of this entire project is the fact that we've essentially added another room to our home by transforming this space!


2 comments:

  1. Great Job it truly is so pretty and cozy out there. Love it all.
    Kris

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  2. I love the touch of green here and there! Looks crisp, clean and inviting :) Great job! -Bev

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