We have been given such a sweet Summer. The temps are unbelievably nice and we've had more rain showers in the May and June than I feel like we've had in the last year. Some say it's El Nino coming our way and some say it won't last. All I know, is that I'm loving it.
Lights - I've been looking for these outdoor lights since last Summer and was so happy to get the last few boxes Target had during a recent outdoor sale. We used a total of 5 boxes for our patio and attached them to the ceiling beams with screw-in metal hooks that had a clasp to ensure they would stay in place incase a strong wind came through.
Seating Area - We were given an outdoor table and chairs when we were married and after we moved into our house two years ago we decided to add a new coat of paint to the set, changing the hunter green to a burnished amber. Our excitement for that project lasted long enough the paint the table; no such luck on the chairs. First update was to sand down the rough spots on the table, clean it, then repaint it all with Rust-Oleum® Universal® Forged Hammered Spray Paint in burnished amber. After the table dried I added bright seat cushions and a matching pillow to a nearby wicker chair. Comfort is so important and these World Market cushions are perfect; plush and easy to clean!
Plants - I love hanging baskets and bright blooms. This summer I added a few new pieces, and gave a little extra TLC to my old faithfuls. I like a mix of hanging baskets, my current patio favorites are the Boston Fern, Swedish Ivy, and Bougainvilleas. My potted plants that I have nestled against the pine bench are FoxtailFerns. I also added a sweet bright pink pinta to the table.
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