Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Yet another excuse to decorate...

So, you know us, when one project is on the verge of being done, I'm always thinking up what is next. Well, the next one is our sorry excuse for a side patio. It can be a lovely area with tons of prospect but, it's fallen to the wayside.

What made us really want to do something in here was the floor. There is ugly "carpet" was from the previous owners. I think they were covering up their horrible paint job that was here. AND IT'S PEELING!!! UGGH! Not something I want my kids picking up and eating. They can eat dirt and bugs, just not chips. :) Anywho, we decided it was time to take care of this so are going to redo this area. We want to keep this place a casual play area, so the basketball game, bar table and stools will stay, but it just needs more. Here is our color palate we're using:

The house is already painted, and the white accent color is actually really refreshing in this shaded area. The dark concrete color is what the hubby will be staining the floor and the dark green will be pillows or other accents. Now, planning all this, it's kinda hard to see think of what else it needs. This is what we are feeling like doing:

Let's go over this... The white rocks on top will fill go on top of the dirt area where the shrubs come from. Chairs, because we need two chairs, some type of artwork, baskets to put outdoor toys in, small shelf unit (darker wood preferably) to put baskets and weights, side table for chairs, and maybe a outdoor plant to liven it up.

The goal is do all the decorating and staying within 100$ budget. I think it's possible but it's going to take some work on my part. We'll reuse things we have, others I'll just have to hunt down. I'm really excited about this project. It's going to be fun!

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