I can’t even begin to tell you of the relief I feel that we can now use our deck without needing to wear toques and mittens. Nope, it’s flip flop and fancy drink season on the patio! Can I get a woot-woot?!
We’ve been busy over the last couple of weeks getting our patio all ready to go. We washed everything down, repainted the deck, trim and railings, bought some new chairs and cushions and planted all of our flowers. It’s been back breaking work but so satisfying now that it’s all done. So over the last couple of days I’ve had some fun fluffing everything up and making it all look pretty. And all that’s left to do is pour some lemonade and sit back and relax! It’s about time really… 😉
So let’s have a look at how things are set up…we built a 2-tier platform deck which gives us 2 living spaces…the top tier is set up as a conversation area, and the bottom tier is set up for dining. The reason we built our deck this way is because the top tier doesn’t get a speck of sunshine, so we built the deck outwards to capture the sun. And because it’s low to the ground we didn’t need to add railings…I love this because the deck is nice and wide open.
The top tier is our conversation area and it is very colourful. I love it! This spot doesn’t get any sun, so the bright and cheery colours are very welcome here. I think my most favourite thing about our patio though is this turquoise coloured furniture that I painted a couple of years ago…it’s so fun. I’m actually still amazed that I painted something such a bright colour…it was way out of my comfort zone…that and the hostess cart I painted hot pink. #whatishappeningtome?
But all the bright colours go so well together. The more the merrier, right?
On a sidenote…I really need to paint that little table in the centre. It’s driving me crazy. Any colour suggestions? What about yellow?
I added some pretty pink flowers…you can never have too many flowers! Especially petunias, they’re my fave!
And here is our dining area. With the warm weather we try to eat out here as much as we can…our winters are so long that it just doesn’t feel right to stay inside when the sun is shining! We also try to use our fireplace out here as much as we can…we just push back the table and cozy on up.
And I just had to share these pillows I found! How much fun are they?!
And these cushions…my fave.
I also put together a small herb garden. My most favourite plants to grow (besides petunias) are herbs. I absolutely love being able to go out to my patio and clip fresh herbs for my cooking. It’s such a satisfying feeling, not to mention so handy! This year I’m growing sage, oregano, thyme, rosemary, lavender, basil, chives and parsley.
So there you go, that’s our summer patio! There’s nothing left to do now but enjoy it!
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Now that the patio is ready to go, let’s serve up some refreshing drinks & eats!
Cool off with a make-your-own frozen lemonade bar!
Make up a batch of fresh & delicious fruit infused water!
Make some watermelon pops for the kids!
And then let’s eat S’more Magic Bars. Yasssssss
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Thank you so much for stopping in today! Have an inspired day my friends!