When a moment happens that something you’ve wanted to do or create for a long time comes together. That’s what happened today for me. I’ve long since loved reading magazines like Style at Home and just LOVE all the outdoor spaces people make.
Today was the first of many patio set ups for our home!
It’s May Long Weekend and our Trailer is still in the driveway. Not something we are excited about. We do plan to sleep in it one of the nights this weekend. Plus we get to install a new awning!
I hustled yesterday to get this space ready. I was inspired by a local lady and her “She Shed”. Here’s my version on my Patio.
Setting up our Patio Space:
Creating a patio space for me includes things that inspire you for the outdoors. Here we have Adirondack (plastic, mind you), Rowing paddles tucked in the corner and of course lots of plants.
2 big bonuses on our property is the greenhouse AND a covered patio. It’s a double win in my mind.
I grabbed out folding side table from the trailer, painted a sign from an old sign we had in the house and put the word “LAKE” on it and hung my succulent planter.
Simple touches that help make the space become a relaxing zone at anytime of the day.
Lots of personal touches like, decor, fresh cut flowers on the table and lots of different colored and sized pots.
I think every gardener has a story to tell about their pots. Beige pot I bought when I was renting. The next 2 come from my husbands family. The water pot his grandparents and parents used for camping. We used it too for many camping trips to boil water. The big colorful pot is from his grandparents. The little wine bottle lantern I got for a birthday present from my Sister-in-law. I had to more it for the kids, they might break it.
I see a future painting project in this picture. I can’t wait to paint this little table. I love running out to cut the rhodo’s that line our property. I’ll have more fresh flowers this summer going here for sure.
These Paddles, I saved them. My hubby was ready to let them go. I was like, nope, decor, and took them back. I do those kinda things. FYI – Made by the Canadian Paddle Company.
Here’s a side shot with the greenhouse. We have a swing the kids love to hang out it. I also have my hanging baskets growing. I would love to extend the patio bricks in front of the greenhouse, but that’s a project for another day.
Now off to pour some wine and enjoy the propane fire pit we have going in our new patio space to enjoy the long weekend.
Our puppy loves to curl up at our feet and the kids loved the s’mores tonight.
Do you have a patio space?
How are you spending the May Long Weekend?