16 May 2010

The Patio

This weekend, we finished our back patio! Our goal was to make the space more comfortable and welcoming- particularly for entertaining, day or night.



We sold our little balcony-sized dining set and snatched up the Applaro table & 8 chairs from our Ikea. They were a month late coming in stock & within a week they sold out, so I'm thrilled we were able to grab a set! We strung 2 sets of frosted glass globe lights that we snagged at Target for some party flare. And the biggest project- we fit an Ikea Regolit shade with a canopy & down rod (so it wouldn't blow in the wind) & then hardwired it into the wall light. Jesse did an amazing job with hanging & wiring it!







We now have a patio that feels more like a room- with a much more efficient use of space & welcoming atmosphere. We love it- especially with the weather really warming up! If you live near us, be assured- you'll be invited over for a summer cook out! ;)

17 comments:

Mrs. Kroeger

Looking good.

jules @ The Diversion Project

That looks great. Looks kinda australian actually! bet you're going to love it this summer

Nell

I'm excited to eat out there.

milkmoneyshop

It looks welcoming, indeed! Great job!

M.M.E.

Oh, this is so beautiful! I've always loved those lanterns.

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy

This patio is sooo nice! It is my dream for my next house.

Kirsten

adorable! i LOVE big dining sets for the porch, and one day when we have a real porch, i will definitely be getting one! we've just started trying to tackle our backyard/patio... you are so lucky to already have such beautiful landscaping and a big covered porch! when we moved in, the yard was just a rectangle of barrenness :/

Kerrie

Wow, beautiful table...and I love the lights! It's so nice to create outdoor "rooms". This will be GREAT for summer entertaining.

Angelia

Lovely, just the right size.

Alix

:D Love it!!

Lo Christine

What a great atmosphere!

Beth

I'm officially jealous of your porch! lol

Metsy

You have a super classy little patio! Congrats!

Amie

Looks awesome!

I recently got the same table and chairs, but just the teeny table with 2 chairs for our teensy patio. I'm really happy with them!

Knotted Nest

What a beautiful spot! Glad to have stumbled over here from the etsy forums.

VintageTwisted

It looks so great & I love the glass globe lights. Such a fun touch!

Stephanie Sheaffer

Love that table! Is it still holding up after 4 years of use? Would you recommend it to others?

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