Friday, June 12, 2009

A Patio Makeover on Limited Funds!

As you might recall, I've been planning a deck makeover and shared with how hooked I am on outdoor living rooms here and even shared a potential space plan here. Well, having lived in my condo for more than six years, I didn't actually know if I'd ever get around to making a space that I'd want to spend time in...but I'm happy to report: I FINALLY DID IT!!!

And guess, what?! I did this deck makeover on a BUDGET and it only took me 1 day!

I started with two chairs, two foot stools, a table, and a grill. I repurposed an ottomoan and bought some random items from Target, IKEA, and Craig's List! I recovered the chairs with a SHOWER CURTAIN, the ottomon with a TABLE CLOTH (clearance from Target, with matching seat cushions for the foot stools - also on clearance!), spray painted the table and the flower pots, and added some other little accessories, including some breezy curtains...

What do YOU think of the end result??? I'M ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE WITH IT!!!









I'm sharing this post over at Hooked on Houses, because I'm HOOKED on my new outdoor living room. To see some other neat things that women are hooked on this week, please visit Julia's site!!!


28 comments:

Kara said...

It is so cheerful and inviting, I love it!! I'm in the process of collecting "junk" to makeover our deck, so thanks for the inspiration!

Lylah said...

LOVE,LOVE what you've done!

Angry Julie Monday said...

Great job!!! I wish we had some kind of patio cover on our back patio. Everything gets wet and rained on. I would love to have cuter stuff. Maybe you can help me redesign mine.

I love how you used the shower curtains and other little details that people would not normally think about.

Mom said...

Very cute, love the colors. When is the BBQ? We will be right over!

Mariel said...

Love it! You're so creative! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Mariel
www.oneshetwoshe.com

Jessica said...

So stinkin' creative!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Bravo! Looks great--and so creative!!

Living With Lindsay said...

Super cute, JJ! I love it!

Songbirdtiff said...

Beautiful! The shower curtains were a brilliant idea.

E said...

Great makeover! I love that you did it on a budget!!

Struggler said...

Looks fantastic! It's wonderful when things turn out looking nice, but infinitely more rewarding when it's done on a tiny budget. Great job!

The Bloom Girls said...

Just darling! Your fabric is so cute and coordinates so nicely.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Nola
Nashville, TN

Daly Essentials said...

haha, I like the creepy cat, love the wine!! And am SO impressed w/ the repurposing of a shower curtain!! such a great idea and looks so good!

daily decorator said...

Genius! Forget the pricey sunbrella fabric...the shower curtains look great!

Astrid said...

Fantastic make over! I love the colors in that shower curtain you used. So clever to use a shower curtain to cover cushions!!

Xazmin said...

I love it! It turned out great...I want a patio!

Puna said...

It looks fabulous! Congratulations and enjoy your new space.

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

it is fabulous!!!! great job, I am so impressed with your creative ideas

Jasmine @ The Suburban Sentiment said...

What a wonderful makeover. I can't believe how good shower curtains look with a bit of creativity!

Thanks for sharing such a great post.

Half of the Style Sisters said...

Wow what a transformation. I love it all! Great job

Stephanie said...

OMGOSH! I seriously love it! So bright and cheery and festive!

Well, except for the cat. LOL ;)

Sabrina said...

That is so cute and inviting. You did an awesome job.

Kim said...

Love your porch makeover. And I even like the creepy cat. Too funny!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

That is just too stinkin' adorable! I love the flowered fabric. You did a great little makeover on that space.

Porch Days said...

You are very imaginative to think of using a shower curtain on the chairs. Nice look and the sheers are a soft touch - and all on a budget. Way to go!

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Yeah! Wonderful improvisation! Looks bright and cheery!

Mrs. Querido said...

Love it...never would have thought about a shower curtain and bath rug for outside! Great job!

Kimba said...

Love it! Love it! Love it!

Kimba