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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

DIY Patio Makeover

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I've been wanting to do something with our "backyard" for a while now. The back of our condo faces out to a common area and I'm always thinking how nice it would be for us to sit back here on Saturday morning sipping on our coffee, letting the dogs run around.

But with ugly bushes and a retaining wall that looks like it's about to cave in the area didn't seem very welcoming. Then I heard our condo association was planning to fix the retaining wall!
Now the work's been completed and it's game on!
I'm itching to complete a patio makeover now!
Here are a few DIY ideas I've found. You can see all of these on my Deck and Patio Decor Board on Pinterest.

I know where I can find a small side table!
Check out my Stump Side Table
Pavers and Edging:
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Light Features:
Garden Lighting

Not Just Paper and Glue's Solar Powered Chandelier

Fire Features:
I'm in love with Glitter, Glue and Paint's Wine Bottles

Rock Bowl Flame

In My Own Style's Candle Lantern

Decorated Chaos' Urn Makeover
Shanty 2 Chic's Wall Planter
Water Feature:
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Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom's DIY Bubble Fountain

Do you have any DIY patio ideas?

Thanks for stopping by!
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  1. Great ideas! This is the time for backyard projects! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  2. Such a wonderful makeover : ) Thanks for sharing with us : ) hugs...

  3. Haha! I love that watering can water feature! I have a concrete cobblestone tutorial on my blog if you want to check it out. It's called The Best $13 We've Ever Spent. I think it's still on the featured list on my front page. Visiting from Pin it Monday.

  4. Terrific garden and backyard ideas!!

    We'd like to invite you to Turn Old Into Awesome and win a fabulous prize package! The Whimsical Peacock and My Personal Accent are sponsoring the Dare to be Different, Up-cycling Challenge. Ends 8/12. See post for a complete list of challenge rules and prizes

  5. “I'm always thinking how nice it would be for us to sit back here on Saturday morning sipping on our coffee, letting the dogs run around.” - Oh, how wonderful it really is to have such relaxing moments time and time again, no? I feel your woes! :) These patio makeover ideas are really pretty, by the way. I can't wait to see how they're going to beautify yours.



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