patio facelift...




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It all started with a stack of end of summer outdoor clearance pillows from Target and Home Depot




a $3.00 can of red oops paint from Lowe's,

a cool old wooden box from a yard sale for $5.00,

throw in a couple of pots of mums and pinecones,
and a pair of benches we got from our friends that didn't have room for them (thank you, Jacob & Carrie!)
and our porch gets a little facelift:
Although outside projects are supposed to be dying down, this is the best time of year in Texas to enjoy perfect temperatures

I have to show you that the coolness of these benches~they have hinges and the backs of the benches fold forward:

And turn into a table! How neat is that? We love them
Of course, they could always be used for naptime or extra overnight guests as well :)
I would love to find a rug to put in between them to cover up that crack and pull it all together~if you see any amazing deals on outdoor rugs, will you alert me?
Oh, and P.S., the paint color on the oops can is Valspar Spanish Tile. I don't know why it was an oops can, but it is a delicious, rich shade of red.

It's DIY Day at Kimba's~go check out the other do-it-yourself projects:

DIY Day @ ASPTL



35 comments:

  1. Oh how fun! I love the new color... the little man looks happy on his new "table":)
    ~Whitney

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  2. Looks just charming! Love the red!

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  3. WOW!! it looks so good. Wish I had riends like that.

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  4. It looks great! I saw those benches at a farmer's market/craft in Provo and wished upon a star that I didn't live in a 2 bedroom apartment. :) They will be wonderful for your family!

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  5. this looks super fabulous! i love red. i've been looking for outdoor furniture & decor on sale but no such luck yet. your makeover is beautiful!

    i host a goodwill party every wednesday, stop by & link up!

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  6. Your patio looks great! That red is a great color!

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  7. so cute! I love those benches, how convenient!

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  8. Fun! How cool are those benches!! I have a weakness for pillows especially "sale" pillows Love the ones you picked!!

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  9. I love the picnic table! Beautiful!

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  10. Looks great as usual!
    I'm only slightly jelous of the great weather in your pictures. We have been FREEZING this week. It attempted to snow (it actually did for a little bit but melted as it hit the ground)on Monday and then it's just been cold and rainy since. I had to bust out the winter coats already! I would love some nice fall weather right now!!!

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  11. That looks great! And what cool chairs ~ turning into a table; very creative! That color really suits them, too.

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  12. Melissa those benches are TOO COOL! I LOVE them!! the whole patio looks wonderful!

    ~TidyMom

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  13. Love that red paint on the benches. I just bought a can of red spray paint and I'm trying to figure out what to do with it. :)

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  14. I love love love those benches and its so cool that they turn into a table.. your patio redo looks nice.

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  15. I don't think I've ever seen anything like those benches! WAY cool! They look great in red, too. :)

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  16. ur patio looks great! you now ready for a nice outdoor party!

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  17. Looks great! Love those benches!

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  18. Great color! And I love those bench-to-table things... used to want one myself once upon a time but went a different direction.
    You might try outdoorrugsonly.com for a well-priced rug--I've heard they're a good source--or even Pier 1 if you have a store near you.

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  19. What a wonderful look you have! Those benches are perfect...love the red too. The flowers and the pillows, everything goes perfect together! I would even use that red for more things maybe a small planter, or plant stand, watering can....you did a great job putting all the colors together. I love it!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  20. Looks great! Lovely finds and a great eye = perfection!

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  21. How cute!! Have you thought about filling in the crack and "painting" a rug on the concrete? I LOVE that the benches become a table!!

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  22. Great facelift, very charming. And you so scored with those benches/table!

    Chelsea

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  23. Love all of it! Great benches! I just got a really nice indoor/outdoor rug for a great price at Amazon of all places - free shipping too! Check them out

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  24. I was at Target (in the Dallas, Texas area) and their outdoor rugs were on sale for $15 regular $49. They are in the same section as the indoor rugs.

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  25. Love it! Such a fabulous idea and what darling benches. The red is perfect and your cushion finds are awesome. Good job lady!

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  26. Hi! I love your great ideas and how drivin you are! I am a neighbor to Kristine Anderson. I do have a question for you, but don't know how to email you. So maybe you can email me? I want to paint my front door, what is the best way w/o getting on the succo and I need to create a better color. Ideas....
    Thanks for sharing, Lynette

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  27. Check out Home Decorators Outlet for an outdoor rug. I got a big one last year for 80% off...I search under rug finder in the price range I might be willing to spend. Or, get some cement paint and sealer and paint the patio. I have plans to paint my patio if it would ever stop raining here in GA!

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  28. Ballard Design is having a sale on their a few outdoor rugs, they're a bit pricey even so, but make a statement.

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  29. You could always paint the cement for a forever rug!

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  30. AWESOME!!! Where can I get those benches/table??? Love it, looks so GREAT!

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  31. Hello Melissa - love your patio! Those benches are fabulous and make such a great impact. And I think that wooden box is so cool! Nice job.

    Blessings,
    Marie
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  32. Those benches are so cool! And I love the red :)

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