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Happy Memorial Day & My Patio Before and After

So, Memorial Day was coming up in my husband decides to invite over family from out of town plus friends over to our house. For real Dude!? When is the last time you to the good look at our patio?? 

The Before

The Before

The Grill

Okay so here’s our current situation. We have patio furniture that has been around since we bought the house. Some of it had rips and tears in fading from years of usage and sunlight, these ugly pillows which we have tried to make work, and other monstrosities such as a faded umbrella, and this weird globe glass thing.

I think This is used to feed our plants – The dead ones….

 Don’t even get me started on the grill…

I had a budget of $2000 and approx 300 sqft of patio space to work with. That’s a really big area with really small coinage for what I needed to have done. 

We needed a new grill, dining area, lounging furniture, chairs, an umbrella, area rug, plus landscaping (i.e. plants and flowers). My thought – this is not going to happen.

We decided that the only plan was to keep and repaint most of what we had. We started with the dining table and chairs. As it stood, they were a Home Depot Putty Color. Basically it looked like nude stockings stretched over a metal frame.


 So being cash poor and we decided to repaint the set black and white.