Are we to the actual middle of Summer yet? It seems like it here in Missouri. Actually, it seems like it's close to being over. School starts in early August, so that only leaves us a few more weeks of soaking everything in. We've been filling our days with swimming, swimming and more swimming. Well, add in science classes and summer reading and you really have a good view of what our summer days look like. Not much gets done around here lately, but lots of memories are being made. The important things are being done. =)
A few months ago, I started a patio makeover series. Do you remember that? I totally fell off the bandwagon, but the gist of it was that I wanted to give our patio a spruce-up on a very tight budget. Like I said, I fell of the bandwagon.
When Ursula from Homemade By Carmona asked me if I'd like to take part in a Garden Party, I jumped at the chance. What's a "Garden Party" you might ask? Well, it's basically a load of garden, patio, outdoor inspiration coming to you from a group of awesome blog friends. So, naturally, when you fall off the bandwagon in revealing a patio spruce-up... you totally say yes, when someone else asks you to reveal one. LOL!
It was the little kick in the rear that I needed to just get everything freshened up.
So, without further adeiu... welcome to the Modern and Bright Summer Patio Reveal.
I added a few new plants (like this asparagus fern) early this summer. I love the texture that they add to the space and really can't wait for the fall when I can bring them indoors to add more life to our indoor areas.
The green wicker couch was a fabulous garage sale find a few years back. It's so comfy!
Last year, I got tired of looking at the firepit top that was all rusty or the cover that we had on it that got moldy. I solved that by making a faux succulent firepit topper. I love this thing.
Hanging plants are my jam so you know we had to have a bit of that action going on outside.
The table and chairs are a Craigslist find from like 5+ years ago. They are definitely on their last leg but we are trying to get through this season with them.
We have a few bigger pots on our patio that really help anchor the space. We made a tree stump roller for our lime tree so that we could move it around to get better light. This year, we didn't have any more tree slices, so we made a heavy-duty plant roller out of plywood. I love easy projects that are so useful, don't you?
This cute little table serves as a drink table as well as a planter. It wasn't hard to make and is just so cute! If you'd like the how-to, see the DIY Wood Planter Table here.
Along one side of the patio, we have a fountain. We've finally learned how to maintain and care for the fountain and we shared that earlier this summer. It's such a fun addition to the patio that I would have never thought to put in, but since it came with the house... we've been enjoying it.
I hope you enjoyed the patio tour! Make sure you take the time to hop around on all the other bloggers who are sharing their tours. I know you'll find lots of inspiration and lots of things to add to your
"To Do List."
cassie @ primitive & proper
such a beautiful and relaxing space! i love all of the pieces you guys built for it.
Thanks Cassie! I'd love to upgrade a few things - maybe next year!
Ashley I love your patio. That backdrop of trees is so cool. It looks likes a really private backyard. All the fun pops of color and modern touches really make this outdoor space special.
Thanks Shonee! We really enjoy the space when it's not 100 degrees. =)
You have the most beautiful planters! LOVE them!! Mine are already dead... too much rain for our succulents. Boo. xx
We've had quite a bit of rain as well - I went out there a few times and brought the succulents under the overhang. I'm crossing my fingers that they stay alive. Thanks girl!
Ursula @ Home Made by Carmona
Haha! Well I'm glad you got renewed vigor and gave us that tour! It's such a great space!
I'm a big fan of all your cool planters, especial that awesome DIY planter table! <3
Thanks Ursula! The planter table is my favorite.
Monica @ MonicaWantsIt.com
Love this! I think your space is so modern and inviting. Gorgeous!
your outdoor space is so divine. I can see your personal style out here as well. I feel like that is hard for some to achieve, but you certainly done it.
Thanks girl! We enjoy it in the spring/fall for sure.
What a beautiful space! I'm obsessed with that wood tiered planter, Ashley! So cool! All the greenery is sooooo pretty!
You could totally make yourself one! It was pretty simple.
Your plants look sooo....ALIVE!! I'm totally jealous. They say you just water them, and they live, but I think that must be a total lie. LOVE your outdoor space!!
Haha, lol! We've had a super rainy summer. I think I've been out there once to water them, so let's just say I've gotten lucky.
Beautiful space! And I LOVE your DIY planter table and that succulent idea is genius! xo
Thanks Jen! The planter table was such a simple DIY but oh, so fun!
Aniko @Place of my taste
Love your cozy patio and plants! Enjoy;-)
Back at ya girl!
You have such a beautiful property, Ashley! I'm really loving (and need!) the faux succulent fire pit topper. So smart!
Thanks Melissa! It's quite a bit to keep up but we really love it.
The space is wonderful Ashley, I would love to create one like this - may be by next spring. I like the simple styling, the furniture - the planters - especially the the wood DIY one and the fire-pit topper . I am hoping I would get lucky on craigslist to find some chairs, sofa ( :-))
The fountain - kids play shed - all cool 🙂
Hanging planter is a DIY too?
Thanks Anima. Isn't Craigslist the best?!
I got the hanging planter from West Elm. =)
You have such a beautiful space! I'm a huge fan of all your planters, especially that succulent topper for your firepit! <3
Thanks so much!
I love your outdoor space! I love all of the beautiful planters, and the fire pit topper you made is too cute! Glad to be a part of the tour with you!
Thanks Iris! Back at ya!
Jen @ The Striped House
Hi Ashley! I love how you mixed so many different textures on your patio - girl after my own heart! I'm so glad you were part this blog hop - your patio and backyard are so beautiful! XO
Thanks so much!
Emily @ Table & Hearth
You always have the best planters 🙂 Beautiful green space friend!
Beautiful space Ashley! I love the little three tiered planter and all of your little updates have made it such a perfect spot!
Thanks Corey! I hope to make some bigger changes next year, but we shall see. =)
Kimm at Reinvented
So pretty! I love your variety of planters, and that couch looks like a great spot to curl up with a good book! 🙂
It's the perfect spot for a book! Thanks for stopping by!
Love your creative fire pit cover!! Your outdoor space is so pretty and cozy. 🙂
Thanks Kathy! That firepit was so ugly, something definitely had to be done.
Stephanie @ Casa Watkins Living
Beautiful Ashley!! I adore all the plants and the hanging geometric planter is super cute! My fav is the succulent planter table. I'm still in awe of it. 🙂
Thanks Stephanie! That's the current favorite around here as well.