Patio season has arrived!
I’ve posted about Stacey’s impressive floral skills before, but haveI mention she has a green thumb too? And a knack for decorating a small patio 😉
Sprucing up our little deck has been on our to-tackle list for a while and we finally got around to it – just in time for summer.
Before our revamp, we used our patio to eat the occasional meal or if we got a wild hair and attempted to grill. I would use it to shoot posts because the lighting is great, but for the most part we never truly enjoyed it.
1. It was a catch all for pollen and unused flower pots
2. The furniture was too bulky and not practical for the space.
Remember my table from my first Atlanta apartment (seen here)? It was adopted as patio table when we moved to our townhome and took up way too much real estate. So after over a year of avoiding our deck, I’m happy to report that the pollen has been swept and the furniture replaced!
When redecorating any space, I always keep a few things in mind..
Q. What can I reuse? // A. Pots, plant stand, grill
Q. What is the main purpose of this room? // A. Eat, drink, entertain, relax
Q. What is my budget? // A. Not a lot 😉
Once you have these specifics locked down, the rest will come together.
For our deck space, we envisioned more seating with furniture that is easy to maintain and clean. We wanted our beautiful herbs (gifted to us from Stacey’s sweet mom!) to be able to flourish. And lastly (for when we finally decide to try grilling again) we wanted the tools to be tidy and easy accessible.
The addition of poufs and a garden stool serve as extra seating when needed (& foot props). Our herbs are out of the way but in the sun, perfectly stored on our planter stand. The galvanized tray table can be moved closer to the grill to hold tongs and plates of burnt charred meat when needed. One Sunday afternoon later, our small patio is now full functioning and a welcome reprieve after a long day at the office.
| Tray Table |