Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Small Patio Makeover

While we were in Texas visiting Kim we kept busy with a few little projects.
Kim has a small patio but still wanted to create an outdoor space to enjoy.
Here's what she did.
Before: She started with this.
After: New patio furniture.

Before: The long view.
After
Before
After: She moved the bistro set to this wall.
Before:
After
We added a little architecture with screen shutters.
We brought 2 pairs of salvaged louvered doors 
with us and spray painted with
 Rust-Oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze
to match her wicker patio furniture. 
(We also used louvered doors on our patio HERE.
We also used Oil Rubbed Bronze on 
our coffee table HERE)
Plants were added.
Decorative pillows were added.
Now it's a perfect little patio to enjoy her morning coffee
or evening glass of wine.

Cheers Y'all!





50 comments:

  1. Very inviting! I'm sure everyone will enjoy her new patio.
    Dropping by from Met Monday. I hope you'll come see the safari nursery.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  2. What a clever idea to add the shutters at the open end. This is a perfect spot to enjoy being outdoors here in TX. ~ Sarah

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  3. too cute! Love the idea with the shutters!

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  4. Thanks. That's giving me a kick in the pants for adding a few touches to our back patio. You did a lovely job with just a few carefully chosen projects. Nice work.

    I'm visiting from Between Naps.

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  5. Rita,

    The porch is lovely. Love the furniture. What a neat and relaxing area.

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  6. Hi Rita! What a great make-over! It looks so cozy and inviting now! And don't you just love that Oil Rubbed Bronze paint? Yummy color! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  7. What a fabulous looking patio. It looks like such a wonderful place to sit and relax. Love the use of the shutters and all the furniture is beautiful. Great accessories also. Hugs, Marty

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  8. Great little place to relax. I love the shutters used that way. I just redid my patio, as well, stop by if you get a chance.

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  9. OK! I loved it ... and then I saw the shutter doors at the end... NOW I REALLY LOVE IT! :)

    She did a fantastic job! :)

    ~Liz

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  10. JUST stunning!
    When's teatime?

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  11. Oh how beautifully done! I love the furniture and accessories, so pretty!

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  12. Very nice and welcoming. I love the shutters and pillows!

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  13. Way to take the patio to a whole new level. It looks amazing! Great job and thank you for using Rust-Oleum to complete your project.

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  14. It looks so different from the before. You did a wonderful job, lovely look and so inviting.

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  15. Rita this is gorgeous and oh so colorful. Love the shutter idea, very cool. Thanks for sharing with the party. Have fun, it is hopping out there.

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  16. The shutters were such a great idea! They really make the space feel like a room. Great job!

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  17. This is a lovely transformation! We enjoy our patios so much. You've just got to have great stuff to look at out there!

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  18. I agree with all the above. No wonder you were tired when you got home. .... and you still had time to blogg. You go girl. Jeanie C.

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  19. Rita, what a cute space, great job.. love it

    Pattie

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  20. You completely just inspired me with those shutters!

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  21. Everything looks great but the shutters were the crowning touch. Great idea!

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  22. Just loved it!Beautiful transformation! Great idea with shutters! Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  23. Beautiful transformation. It looks so inviting!

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  24. Hopped over from Southern Hospitality. What a great job! It looks so much more inviting! Love the louvered shutters.

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  25. What a lovely makeover!! I love the black furniture!
    There is a set of louver doors in our dumpster now and I am hoping that they are still there when I get home from work and the garbage was not emptied yet.....

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  26. Lovely makeover! So inviting, refreshing! Using louver doors is perfect for added interest!
    Blessings!!

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  27. WOW !!! You did a great job decorating. Everything looks so pretty. Happy Summer.

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  28. Hi Rita May
    I'm glad you linked up with my party today! What a difference furniture can make on a porch and I love how you used the shutters. It really gives it extra style!
    Rhondi

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  29. Great transformation. I love it. Thanks for joining the party.

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  30. What a wonderful makeover! The shutters are a really great detail!

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  31. Kim's patio is so pretty! I love the black shutters that you put at the end, perfection! It looks like such a nice relaxing space, now.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  32. That's a small space makeover that even Nate Berkus would love!

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  33. Just beautiful! I'm going to call you the "Travelling Decorator" ~ how far do you travel? LOL!!!

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  34. Really beautiful! Love all of the color!

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  35. Your porch is lovely! I love everything you have done! The shutters add such a nice touch!!
    I am your newest follower...I hope you will follow me too!
    This is my first time participating in Ms. Rhondi's Porch Party...I hope you will swing by my blog to visit my porch! Fresh ice cold lemonade will be waiting on you! :-)

    ~~~rhonda ~~~~

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  36. Love the new furniture and the use of the shutters, Rita! What a difference this made to this little patio.

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  37. The porch turned out beautiful! Not so little looking now that it's all dressed up. :)

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  38. What a great idea. Love the shutters ! You now have a new Australian follower xx Ava

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  39. This looks great, I love the colors & furniture!
    http://sweetteaserendipity.blogspot.com

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  40. Beautiful!

    Besides a weekly anything goes link party, I have a new ongoing free give away link party now too. Share your give aways or enter to win.
    Hope to see you soon at http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/

    Hope to see you soon, Mindie May

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  41. What a great change! It looks wonderful!

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  42. Rita your patio is absolutely stunning.

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  43. I absolutely LOVE this! The colors are beautiful together and it makes it look like an extra room!

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  44. Cozy, cute and fun! I love how you re-used the bistro set for that corner, it was if it was made for that spot. I can see long naps and reading will also be done out there, or at least I would. {side note, as I am typing this comment your music is playing in the background...wow you brought me back to my good ole days, bright and shinny day! LOL}

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  45. the porch is lovely Rita! I especially love how y'all addded the shutters- it adds so much to the space. I'm sure she is enjoying it!
    joan

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  46. Wonderful transformation! I love to see before and after pictures and I am sure that this will be a well used space now.

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  47. Wow! I can't imagine that it came from that before photo! You did a very good job on the whole transformation of the patio! You maximized the whole space and you used it very well! Kudos! :)

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  48. Wow, well organized! I love the new look, it's beyond perfection.

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