After showing pictures of my mother-in-law’s successful porch design to my friend, she asked for my help getting her patio set up. Her needs: place to grill and to eat, a spot to relax, an area for the kids to play and a fun, bright design that would make her forget she rented her shore house out for the summer! She also asked for different storage areas for the excess stuff that accumulates each day. Here are some before pictures:
She is not in love with these pillow cushions – but did not want to spend money on new ones so she wanted to work around these colors.
Off to Home Depot and Michael’s we went! We debated paint colors and bought a few fun decorative pieces, then we returned to her home and got to work! (I also momentarily lost my phone in the paint aisle which caused some minor panic attacks but it was all good in the end…)
Are you ready for the big reveal??? Drumroll…..
Plastic storage tubs corral toys together, but can also be used to stash drinks and ice when having guests over.
Buying ribbon and tying it around mason jars you have lying around the house is an easy and inexpensive way to make colors cohesive in your design
A storage box for each kid
Grill prep table – we took this from her house and gave it a fresh coat of paint
A few days later she sent me another after shot … she had continued painting (see the blue storage bins near the sliding glass door) and moved the furniture around some. I told her if she is anything like me, she would rearrange the furniture 15 more times throughout the summer!
Home Depot: $70 (with paint left over)
I hope that Annmarie and her family enjoy this patio all summer long!
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