It’s been a few months since my first post about giving our backyard a little mini makeover. We finally finished most of it. It was helpful that our yard had good bones to begin with. Although there was a lot of work to do, it wasn’t a huge diy undertaking. Our new pergola and paver floors were the only real big projects. We have a few more cosmetic things to do, (hang lights, find our bbq a better location, plant veggies in our new bed, etc…) but does anyone really ever completely finish a remodel? We are really enjoying the fruits of our labor. Speaking of that, a special thanks to our amazing crew, a.k.a. family & friends!
- Make chaise lounge bolster cushions using hip dish towels. (I bought mine at Target, they’re by Dwell)
- Dress your faded outdoor cushions with covers made from simple white towels. Easy (if you can sew, or like me knows someone who sews…thanks Con!) to make and easy to clean. I don’t recommend patterned or color towels due to sun fading.
- Mix vintage/garage sale furniture pieces with new ones. You not only save money this way, but it adds character reflective of you.
- Shop at your local discount stores and on-line. We purchased our dining table on-line at Pier One and bought our dining chairs at Homegoods.
- Don’t bite off more than you can chew. Try to be reasonable and flexible when planning your mini remodel. (especially if this is a diy project) Pick two things that are really important to you. In our case it was the pergola and having a dining room table outside to eat on. After that everything is a bonus!