Life Love Larson: Back Patio Progress


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Back Patio Progress

Well, since it is almost August, I think it’s high time I shared the full progress on our covered back patio space.  I love having a covered space that is just off the kitchen and eating area, level with the rest of the house.  patio 1I wanted a little seating area for when we have guests over, aside from the seats at the table, and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money.  This is a good spot for reading to the kids, coffee breaks, and happy hour!patio 2The loveseat and coffee table are new purchases, but we have had these chairs from World Market for a few years.  They used to be brown, and I spray painted them grey this summer.IMG_5196patio 4The grey chair pads are from World Market, as well as the charcoal pillow.  The other four pillows are from Target, as I am sure you already know.  I think everyone I know has these pillows!patio 3Before moving in, we decided to have the landscaping company build us a berm in the backyard, next to the patio, to soften the hard edges of the concrete.  They planted a birch tree for us, and I have since filled in the rest with stepping stones, rock, grasses, and perennials.spray painted table 1

IMG_5182Most spaces are always a work in progress for me, and this is no exception.  I would like to add a small serving cart or build a ledge to serve drinks/food right next to the grill.  I need something to fill the empty space to the left of my kitchen window.  I want to purchase string lights to hang all the way around the space.  We would love to have more patio space, which would be uncovered, but would still in an area that gets a lot of shade (I love the current space, but it feels tight with the seating area and table).  Since these photos were taken, I have painted the trim around the door black, which I will post about separately.

The striped rug was also a DIY project, that I will post about in more detail!patio 6

I wanted this patio to be black/grey, with pops of color, because the rest of our house is very brown. I like how the black is very grounding.  By using what we already had, and with a few inexpensive purchases, the patio space is coming together on a budget!  I’m hoping the cold temps stay away until November, so we can enjoy the space for several more months (and get more work done out here)!

Coffee Table – new from Target
Side Chairs – previously owned from World Market
Loveseat – new from Gordman’s
Chair pads – new from World Market
Pillows – new from World Market & Target
Table/Chairs – old, but recently spray painted
Pink Tray – thrift store DIY
Copper Clock – thrift store
Stained stairs – DIY