Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pulling Together the Patio

It's an amazing day - the sun is shining and I'm so looking forward to sprucing up our patio.  Right now,  it looks like this:


This patio is really the only existing space for our lounge furniture, table and chairs and firepit area.  That's a lot of function for a small, cracked up patio.  Removing the patio and replacing it is not in the budget for this summer.  Instead, we'll be camouflaging the cracks defining the space for the table and chairs with a rug.  We'll also be adding some new pillows.  Budget sprucing.

We bought some amazing pillows from Tonic Living a couple of years ago  in the Sweet William Teal fabric.  Although this isn't an outdoor fabric, we store them in inclement weather and they have held up beautifully.  We are planning to add an additional set of outdoor pillows from Tonic Living to the mix. I can't say enough good things about this fabric store - an amazing Canadian source for beautiful fabrics. Until I discovered them, I would head state-side to make all my fabric purchases.

I pulled together a board of the things we'll be using on the patio.

1 / 2 / 3 / 4

The Dash & Albert rug is a bit of a splurge for us right now in the size I need, but I love it.  I'm saving my nickels!  Of course, there will also be containers and plantings too.

Any suggestions for budget friendly additions to my patio?

xo Meg


  1. Yup, you need to participate in the Outdoor Extravaganza Party for sure! But looks like you have some great furniture to work with!

  2. You'll be able to spruce this up really nicely with these elements - I'm also saving to buy a D&A rug for our sunroom of our next house. I think it's a smart investment. I've also never purchased anything from Tonic Living but have always heard great things. Will you be adding some planters around the seating area? I think that will also be a great way to add in a new element without breaking the bank and the planters you'll have forever. Maybe even some lanterns for ambiance.

  3. I love the colors you are using. Can't wait to see it all come together!

  4. Love these choices - especially the pillows and demijohn bottle. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

    Cafe string lights can be a fun addition, too!

  5. Well the pillow no. 2 is really perfect with those sets, if you are going to change the floor, try using paver or bricks, promise it will make your patio look more better.

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