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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Refreshed Patio Space Revealed!

Whether or not to participate in last year's Patio Challenge was a no-brainer, especially since we started with a barren, blank slate of a back patio (see the before shots here). Granted, we have a pool, so it wasn't completely awful, but we had no ambiance or place to actually enjoy it! Thanks to Home Depot and some manual labor, we were able to transform the space, and have enjoyed it ever since.

But after living with it for a year, we realized a few simple changes and additions would make it a true outdoor living room, in essence, giving our home more usable square-footage, and fully utilizing the pool area. So of course I jumped at the chance to refresh our space!

Hi Sugarplum | Color Patio Makeover

Hi Sugarplum | Color Patio Makeover

Hi Sugarplum | Color Patio Makeover

Hi Sugarplum | Color Patio Makeover

Hi Sugarplum | Color Patio Makeover

Hi Sugarplum | Color Patio Makeover

Hi Sugarplum | Color Patio Makeover



The patio set and cushions held up well over the Winter, so I simply added a black-and-white lumbar pillow to tie in with the new striped umbrella.

Hi Sugarplum | Color Patio Makeover


The {DIY} Starburst Mirror is from several years ago, and we hung an old birdcage filled with battery-operated candles for additional lighting and decor.

Hi Sugarplum | Color Patio Makeover



I think my {DIY} Otomi Table just looks better with wear!

Hi Sugarplum | Color Patio Makeover

Hi Sugarplum | Color Patio Makeover



The bar cart takes up very little space, but adds so much storage and entertaining possibilities...not to mention ups the glam-factor!

Hi Sugarplum | Color Patio Makeover

Hi Sugarplum | Color Patio Makeover

Some of the problems we addressed with this new space include:
  • No shade to hide from the sun and heat
  • Seating arrangement blocked view of the pool
  • Rug too small to protect all the loungers from the hot tiles
  • Not enough serving area for entertaining
  • No lighting
Hop over to the Home Depot blog to see the breakdown of solutions, sources for our new accessories like the umbrella, along with tons more pictures! I'll be back in the coming weeks with tutorials for the bar cart, tassel pillow and side table. So who's coming over to enjoy the new space with us?!

39 comments:

  1. Your styling is perfection Cassie! Seriously...perfection! I just want to come spend the day in your yard!

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    1. How about we swap backyards for a day? Sounds like a good deal to me! ;)

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  2. I still ADORE that table. And the new pillow? Love it so much. And the striped umbrella? Swoon. Love it all friend!

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    1. Come wallow under it with me...we can swoon together. xo

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  3. I'll be right over....fix me something refreshing! Perfect!

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    1. Done and Done! See you in a few days, Sherika! xo

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  4. I love the black and white umbrella. It's a classy choice:)

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    1. You can never go wrong with black and white stripes! #motto

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  5. Cassie- I love this and just finished tweaking our patio. I flipped the furniture around and it changed the entire look! Looks great! Love the layered rug look! laura

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    1. I totally had a 'DOH' moment once I finally rearranged the furniture...I can't believe it never occurred to me before!!

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  6. Love it! We are in the process of adding some life to our patio this year as well.

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    1. Thanks Erica...have fun with your makeover, too!

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  7. looks great!! i can't wait to have a yard/patio :) xo jillian - stop by! I'm hosting a Capri Blue Candle Giveaway! cornflake dreams 

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    1. Your backyard will be glorious Charleston!!

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  8. I'll be right over! Just don't make fun of me in my bathing suit! Haha. The space looks amazing. I just love that bar cart and birdcage.

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    1. We're all family here, so let it hang out girl! I know I do!

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  9. I love the bright and cheerful colors. Definitely feels like summer! :)

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    1. It's 95-degrees this week....definitely Summer! ;)

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  10. Looks so good! I love the flamingo pillow and bar cart!

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    1. That cover was def a score at Ikea last year!!! I'm not letting that baby go anytime soon!

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  11. I love all the bright colors on top of the black & white umbrella!
    Beautiful & relaxing!

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    1. Thanks so much, we're lucky to have that space...that's for sure!

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  12. Super cute! Love everything. I have been dying to get a black and white striped umbrella for my patio :)

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    1. thanks Kristy! The umbrella is a little pricey (ok, a lot pricey for me), but it's really well-made and looks great in person!

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  13. I love that new umbrella! I really like how you tied in the black with it and the pillow. Great updates!

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  14. Black and white is the way to my heart. I love that umbrella! It looks so good!

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  15. Every year you make me swoon over your patio!! LOVE it!

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  16. Loving your patio and of course the Otomi table! :D

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  17. Everything became wonderful! Amazing patio, If it was mine, I would stay there all day :)
    Home cleaning Earls Court

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  18. I love this outdoor space, the bar cart is amazing and your DIY Otomi table looks even cuter with wear!! I love the bright colors.

    xo, Taylor

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  19. My backyard needs more color and accessories!! One day.....for now I'll stare at pics of your amazing yard and pretend mine looks that good.

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  20. Love the new black and white for the space. Looks great! Could you share where you got your towel hooks? I need some and those would look perfect for my space too!

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    1. Thanks Sandra! The towel hooks are a DIY, and I'll be posting them soon! #hopefully ;)

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  21. It looks great! I just adore your Otomi table! I may need to try my hand at one very soon...:)

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  22. I like the black bowl with the dots! where'd u get it?

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  23. This looks amazing! So much inspiration! I just did a makeover on our little roof deck!

    http://www.stylemarketblog.com/2014/07/roof-deck-makeover.html

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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