If we were to stay in this house longer, the first thing of order would be to either re-paint or spray wash the foundation and re-cement the stairs. I also would replace the metal door and windows, but it's not worth it because we want to move.
If you remember, I also said I had no budget for this makeover so I wanted to shop my home and repurpose what I had. As you can see above, we had two wicker chairs, a garden stool and an outdoor/indoor rug (not pictured). All of these were to become the main ingredients for the mini-makeover.
Above is the mood board I created for my project. Here, you can see the rug I had to work with - definitely not my favorite, but it worked just fine. I spray painted the wicker chairs glossy black and the garden stool an apple green. I bought cream round planters from Joann's (out of all places) for 50% off. And, I bought sunbrella chair cushions and mini lumbar pillows.
Here is the after. In my humble opinion, I really think the planters make it. They add color and life to this patio. So, what do you think? Not bad for re-purposing what you currently own and using your green thumb!!
Now if only the mosquitos would disappear, I could sit out here in the evenings!!!