Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Back Porch~All Cleaned Up

Patio
Some of you may remember this "before" picture of my back patio.  We got to work by putting everything away, organizing the gardening tools and moving the furniture out onto the lawn.

Patio
We even pulled up the old carpet!

Carpet
Phillip spent Saturday morning putting down the new carpet.

Carpet
It's always a big job because of the odd shape of our patio.

Patio
When it was finished, we moved the furniture back.

Patio

Shelf
This shelf used to be black, but I gave it a quick coat of cream spray paint. It holds various baskets, a seed cupboard and candles.

Patio
I also made new cases for all of the pillows.

Chair

Patio
I had a square of fabric leftover, so I hemmed it up for a small tablecloth.

Patio
Now all I have to do is put my feet up and enjoy the spring weather! Thank you for looking at my patio makeover!

56 comments:

Barbara H. said...

What a sweet, cozy place!

Tracy said...

It looks so pretty! For some reason I always envisioned your back patio to be enclosed.

Melyssa R. said...

Great job! It looks very homey and inviting now!

Daughter of the King said...

It looks beautiful....
Such a restful spot.
Deby

It's All Good! said...

Hello,
Looks like it was very much worth the effort! I love outdoor spaces.
God Bless!
Brenda :)

Missy said...

i'll be over tomorrow for some sweet tea :)
looks great!

blessings,
missy

Grandma Rosie said...

Looks great Sugar. Looks like you have a lot of cozy evenings ahead.


It's storming in my part of Texas tonight.

Britta said...

Kelli, this looks fantastic, you really did a great job with that. I wish I could sit there with you and have a cup of tea.

Hugs,
Britta

JanMary said...

All looks lovely - can you fly over to Ireland and tidy up for me please?

Judy said...

Very nice. The new fabric make your furniture look new.

Tori said...

Looks very comfy Kelli!!

Michaele said...

Wow! What a serene sanctuary you've created- so calm, beautiful, and welcoming!

Kindra said...

Looks like a place where I would like to relax! It looks nice and freshened up. Ready to be enjoyed!

Becky said...

Beautiful Kelli! It is amazing what a quick sprucing up can do.

Kimmie said...

Looks great, enjoy your porch!

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Cris said...

I just love coming here, especially when you show us your place with such wonderful ideas. xoxox

dot said...

It looks great! You have been a busy bee.

Melissa E. said...

Fantastic! A lot of work but it paid off; didn't it?!!

Mrs. C said...

The porch looks so inviting! Now for the hard part--keeping it tidy. :)
Blessings,
Mrs. C

Adrienne said...

Your patio looks so inviting! You've given me inspiration to work on mine. When it stops raining for awhile! ~Adrienne~

Carrie said...

Very pretty! Great job!
God bless :)

Needled Mom said...

You will spend many hours out on that delightful porch. You did a wonderful, creative job on everything.

Emily said...

I love the porch makeover! It's beautiful. The new linens are gorgeous too!! What a great way to get ready to sit outside and enjoy the Spring weather!! Have a lovely day!

Karen said...

Wow Kelli, you got a lot accomplished, and it's so inviting! Great job!

diana said...

you've done a great job. it looks very inviting and comfortable. enjoy!

Me said...

Look's great, Kelli! It's nice to have the patio all spruced up and ready to go for cool spring evenings. :)

Revee

OklahomaSweetPea06 said...

looking Good Chicky!, We have been busy with the living room this week.

JEANNIE

Heather said...

Kelli,

Your back patio looks so pretty!!

Love, heather

Gena said...

That is so pretty! It is truly an outdoor living room. You did a great job.

MyJourneyBack said...

Lovely and cozy. Are there lights hanging?

Jenn4him said...

Kelli, I could just sit there with you and drink some nice cool mint iced tea and munch on some cookies too! I am thinking that you probably don't have a lot of time to just sit if you are mom. Do you have to adhere the carpet to the floor in some way?
Jenn

Anonymous said...

Ooh, lovely! There's nothing like a refreshing spring clean up to get one excited about yardwork! I'm much more inspired to get out and clean up the yard when I have a cozy place to sit and enjoy it. I don't really have a porch in my yard. Hmmm, I'll have to start getting creative! I'd like to be prepared if we have another great summer here in North Texas. I wish I had your great knack for cozying things up! I'll have to start looking through some magazines to get ideas! Thanks for the inspiration! =)

Theresa in TX

Now where did I put that garden magazine.......

Debbie said...

Very, very nice.....Hey, can you come over and do that to MY backyard? LOL

Mommy said...

That looks like such an inviting place to sit and enjoy some piece:)!!!!

Sandra said...

Love your patio, it looks so relaxing and homey...can I come for a visit? :o)

Sharon said...

How nice! And you have a beautiful pond too. I know that's a really relaxing sound.

Rebecca said...

it's amazing what a spruce up can do! It looks so welcoming, I wish I could sit out there WITH you and visit! :)

PattieJ said...

It turned out very pretty! I sure wish we would get some spring weather here in Chicago! Brrrr... lol.

Pattie

MammyT said...

It looks sooo nice. Comfortable and cozy, and you have a lovely view.
Nancy

naturalpaths said...

You've created a wonderful new space - enjoy!

Simply Heart And Home said...

Your back porch looks so fresh and inviting! I can imagine lovely spring mornings sitting outside enjoying a cup of tea.

Blessings,

Gina

Mommy said...

Great job!

onthecreek said...

Your makeover looks great! I came across your site from another one I check into. I've enjoyed looking around. I've been doing a bit of redecorating after my children left home. One got married and one got out of college and got a job that offered him a house too. It's fun to fix old things up. Keep up the good work!
Blessings,
Donna

Katy said...

It looks Great Kelli!!! What a nice and comfy place to relax and fellowship with family or friends! :)

Amy Jo said...

oh, it looks wonderful!!

Linda said...

Kelli, your patio looks lovely, very inviting and cozy. Perfect place to relax and enjoy. Linda

Storybook Woods said...

Just lovely, enjoy it for me. Clarice

Sharon said...

What a lovely area! It turned out so nice! I would love to sit there and read my Bible!

:0) Sharon

Jen said...

I wish we had a covered porch. We have a deck though and it is nice...but covered porches are great. Your's looks fantastic.

ohiofarmgirl said...

Now that looks so wonderful and inviting...It feels so good to finish a project, the only problem is I always have another project waiting on me! LOL Enjoy your nice weather. Dianntha

Heather said...

So pretty and cozy! It's always a breath of fresh air to visit your blog, Kelli! Have a geat day. ~ Heather

~ Becki said...

Kelli,

I just recently discovered your blog and you are my new hero. I am so inspired by your wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

Aah, lovely. I wish it was time for us to do these spring projects. But soon! I wish we had a covered/enclosed porch that we could put carpet on.

o. said...

Looks lovely, and very cozy! Will be nice to sit down with a good cup of warm tea and enjoy the early spring outside :)

Mary said...

Kelli,

Your porch looks lovely and I really like the new carpet. I have a plate with the identical picture on it of that print on the wall. It is adorable.

Lookin' good, my friend.
Blessings,
Mary

Anita said...

It looks great, so cosy and welcoming! I would love to take a seat and have a chat with you over there... ;-))