Welcome everyone coming from my friend Summer’s at Simple Stylings. Her home is always so fresh and beautiful isn’t it? Have you seen all the course starting at Marty’s (A Stroll Thru Life) who is the host of all the amazing tours? You should make sure to see them all. Welcome to all my regular readers too who aren’t new around here. Even for you there is something new to see again today. A couple of weeks ago I shared my painted concrete front porch. (If you are new to my blog then you can find out how I got the lines so crisp by clicking HERE). Like I said on Monday I splurged on lots of planters and tropical plants with the hope I can move them inside again when winter comes around. I also added some more patterns and texture to our front porch and one of my goals was to rip out the big bush we had in the flower bed, which I finally did and I love it so much better now. It’s open and inviting.
As a reminder here is the before again:
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It is a dramatic change:
Back Brick Patio
I wanted to show you as true to how we live on our back patio. I love adding color since we don’t have that many colorful plants in our shade garden and this way I can add some interest to the mostly green landscape. The peonies unfortunately don’t last long.
The striped runner is some of the plastic coated Ikea fabric I had left from my chair makeover. I love it because it is wipeable. I didn’t sew either and just cut it to size. I painted some abstract art to hang along the fence. If you remember my Home Depot Style Challenge it wasn’t as colorful and definitely more staged. We don’t use the tent as much since it gets frustrating when it is windy outside which happens to be very often.
I’m a huge fan of hostas and ornamental grasses:
In the summer time I live in a bikini top with tank top, shorts and cheap plastic flip flops. No elegant outfits anywhere to be seen. The below photo about sums it up.
Last Friday I told you that I ordered some black and white striped cabana beach towels (click HERE) and they finally came. I love them and they are perfect for our lounge chairs:
The above 18 year old kitty sneaks out with me now if she can. She is the only one I let out with me besides using their enclosure aka catio (click HERE to see). She is my cat dog and actually listens. The others are too skittish and also starting to be confused. I just can’t take the chance. But they also don’t really want to. Miss Lilly cat is obsessed with hanging out on the patio with me now though.
And if you are new around here then you might also want to check out my inside tour that I shared on Monday by clicking HERE:
Soon I will also share more of what’s going on on our woodsy little patio. Remember when I shared it two years ago?
I also have a miniature cuckoo clock giveaway going on until Sunday. All you have to do is pin to Pinterest through the below widget.
In case you want to sign-up for emails and receive one of my abstract pieces of art for FREE to print then you can do so by clicking HERE. Good luck and check back on Thursday for my turn in Marty’s Summer Home Tours which is also going on this week.
Tomorrow you can continue with the tours at Refresh Restyle
I hoped you enjoyed today’s tours as much as I did. Tschüß,