It’s been a long time coming, this darn patio space. If you have been following along you know that we have been working on our landscape, removing trees, excavating to create a larger backyard and cleaning up the pool and backyard patio area. Do you remember the swamp monster in our backyard post and the 19.5 hours of power washing the pavers around the pool and patio? Well this big backyard patio oasis project is finally done and I am so happy with the way it came out.
Here is the before:
This wicker set is a set that my mom bought from my brother a couple years ago when he purchased a larger set for his patio. Creating a backyard oasis can be accomplished by adding floor plants and colorful annuals. We stuck with a pink and green theme for the plants which helped keep the space from looking busy.
Related: See the before pictures of our backyard prior to excavation
Here is a before (early Spring):
Before (half Power washed below in May)
I picked up a few more of these chaise lounge chairs at HomeGoods last month and I was so happy when I saw them because last year, I bought two and couldn’t find any more matching ones.
Our backyard patio is now a really cool and relaxing place to hang out. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure it would ever get to this point as the power washing just about killed me BUT I plan to spread the weed and moss spray to keep up with the maintenance and next year, the pavers should only need a light washing.
I found all the planters, throw pillows, floor pouf and faux tree at HomeGoods. The unique metal planters I planned to use as trash cans lined with a trash bag for parties but they were too cute to not use all the time so they became planters.
Our backyard patio is larger than I am use to decorating so creating multiple seatings areas was necessary. My mom likes the idea of having a chaise lounge or two on the patio so she can sit and read in a shaded area.
Stay tuned, the pool makeover reveal is coming soon. Be sure to check out week 4 of my fitness journey and the sandwich I never thought I would be eating. I can’t even believe I am the same person who hates nutritious eating and exercise. I have to say, I am loving my shakes and healthy snacks.