My Patio

My patio is complete (for now).
We moved into this house in June and I wanted to use the patio right away.
So besides buying a new table I tried to use things we already had.

I used some purple toile fabric that I've had stashed for years to brighten up the table.

Next to my hypertufa planter I placed a real birds next we found near the patio when we moved in.
I got excited when  remembered I had this large aqua stone which helps tie in with all the other aqua pieces I've added to the patio. (which I talked about in my last post)

This little twig table used to be in my son's woodland themed nursery, but now that he's a very active toddler I decided a glass top table might not be a good choice for his room anymore.
The lanterns were on clearance at Target.

These flowers looked so pretty two days ago, but we've been getting alot of storms and a bunch of the petals fell off and blew away. The faux nest has little touches of grey/aqua on the leaves.

I seem to have a plethora of side tables in my house so I grabbed this makeover table of mine and placed it outside. You need to have plenty of places to put your lemonade glass. :)

I got the coffee table from World Market on clearance. Those of you who have seen my patio at my old house may wonder what happened to my old DIY patio table. It was slightly too tall which made lounging with my feet up uncomfortable. Comfort is a must at my house, so I sold it on craigslist .The lady who bought it is really the queen of re-using because she was going to turn my coffee table into a pot rack and hang it from the ceiling. So cool!

Now I'll move onto the other side of the patio.

I've shown you my pots I've turned into side tables last summer, if you'd like to see how to make them click here.  When I get a chance I hope to do a follow up post showing how these have held up.

I'm going to stop talking now and just show you photos.

I'm still looking for the perfect indoor/outdoor rug for the space.
I just used this grain sack style rug for the photos.
(thanks Dina :)

Don't be surprised if the patio looks different next summer. :)
There are things I still want to change, but for now I have a nice place to sit and watch my kids play.


  1. This is really nicely done, Lisa! And what a pretty green yard!

  2. What a pretty sitting area you've put together, Lisa. It looks so an outdoor room. I love your view too! How beautiful.

    xo Tricia

  3. Your patio looks very beautiful and inviting! I'd love to hang out there!! :)

  4. It looks fabulous and such a great place to sit and relax. I love the touch of turquoise. Hugs, Marty

  5. I love your touches of aqua. They add such a great touch to everything.

  6. Its so lovely and inviting!
    Love your special little touches here..
    Enjoy your summer!!

    Deborah xo

  7. What a wonderfully cozy place to sit and sip lemonade, Lisa! You did a great job! Luv the touches of nature here and there! :)

    xoxo laurie

  8. Such a pretty patio, Lisa!
    Love the aqua touches and the rug.
    I could sit there all day!

  9. What a cozy little sitting area you have created. I'm just loving that grain sack rug and all of your aqua touches. Marianne :)

  10. Lisa I love it! Looks like a great place to put your feet up and enjoy the outdoors. Your view is very pretty too!

  11. Your patio looks so pretty. Tell us more about that great rug!

    Love it all, you are really settling in to your new home.


  12. I just love love love your patio! It's just so welcoming - I can imagine just sitting there sipping lemonade with those gorgeous views... sigh :)

  13. So charming Lisa! Love your patio- so inviting and warm!! Sharing this on FB~ Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday this week! :)

  14. it's all so pretty. that CAN'T be las vegas! where do you live now?? lovin' the pillow.

  15. looks divine, perfect place to relax (and have a drink?!!) ... i love love love the birdcage!
    very nice, thanks for sharing
    x sandra

  16. I love your patio Lisa! It was fun to go back and see everything when you had it in Vegas, but now it's so green! I am "green" with envy LOL! I bet you miss that block wall huh? not. Anyway, you do such a lovely job and I always love visiting to get ideas. I have that same birdhouse with the rusted looking it at Michaels. Have a great weekend, and send rain my way please!

  17. I’ve just stumbled upon your lovely blog. I look forward to popping by again for some more inspiration! I'm just new into blogging this year & have put together a daily blog on design, fashion, food, travel and anything pretty. and one on everything coastal
    I had a lot of fun putting them together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.

  18. That is such a lovely patio! Awesome job!

  19. Lisa, your patio turned out so lovely! I love how you arranged the furniture and all the beautiful accessories. I love the grain sack rug too!


  20. Loving the grainsack "rug". Too cute! And your backyard is beautiful! So glad you're making your new home feel like home.