Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dream Backyard

The weather here was so wonderful yesterday that I started to day dream about my backyard. Currently my backyard consists of a four seat table with a fire pit, a chandelier and some miscellaneous pots.
I came across these photos (quite honestly I can't remember where I found them- sorry to whomever they belong), but I love the feel of this outdoor space. Summer is right around the corner so I have already started planning my version of this outdoor space.
My outdoor space will be a little different, but that is the whole point of inspiration- not to copy, but create your own version. My husband isn't too crazy about the pillows- so I will make some that he feels more comfortable with. I love-love the abundance of succulents, I will definitely be planting several pots. I am currently acquiring miscellaneous chairs to surround my outdoor table. I have also sewn several panels to hang from the pergola we built last year. We were in desperate need of privacy from our neighbors.
Outdoor to do checklist:
  • Hang chandelier
  • paint chairs
  • finish cushions for chairs
  • make accent pillows
  • purchase and pot succulents (and lavender- my favorite)
  • find lanterns for table
  • hang panels
  • find decorative accents for table

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Is your outdoor space decorated? I would love to see some photos!

1 comment:

farmhouse wares said...

My heart starts to beat a little faster as I read this because I can't wait to live outdoors again. I love your ideas here, I especially love the built-in grill area. Me want one, please.