I set out today with a mile long list of patio decorating essentials! My first stop was Lowe's where I soon realized that they don't take out of state checks....I felt like they sucked the air out my decorating balloon. Thankfully we have the one stop shop Wal Mart that happily accepted my payment. There I picked up potting soil, a small planter, a box planter, two hanging plants, pansies and violas.
Next stop, The Christmas Tree Shop. If you have never heard of or been to The Christmas Tree shop you are seriously missing out. I don't even really know how to put into words what kind of store it is, but it has everything from holiday items (right now Halloween and Christmas) to pet supplies to furniture to food to kitchen items. It is seriously retail heaven for all things cheap and cute! I picked up some outdoor lights and a candle. I haven't been able to hang my lights yet since I need Boyfriends help but they are so adorable and were only $6.99!
My last stop was Goodwill to look for a small table/shelf to add outside. It must have been my lucky day because not only did I find a table for $5 I also found a black and white stripped ottoman for $15!!
Drum roll.........here are my before and after pictures! I still hope to add some pillows for my chairs, of course more plants and maybe another chair or small bench.
|Before: Plain and Boring!|
|This isn't my actual patio but it's another view of the size and space.|
|All my plant supplies!|
|Planter box for $4 at Wal Mart!|
White and red pansies and purple violas!
|This is my cafe table and chairs from World Market|
the rug is also from there! I love this because it adds color and defines the
|I hung my stained glass that my mom made years ago and put down a new rug from|
Old Time Pottery. Another great place to check out for decorating! This rug was only $35!
|Outdoor lights from The Christmas Tree Shop! Super cute right?|
I am really really happy with the way it all turned out and I can't wait for the fall weather to roll into Greenville so I can enjoy a cup of tea on my new patio! What do you think of the results? I would love to hear any suggestions or what you've done to your outdoor space!