Thursday, July 11, 2019

Boho Style Patio Decorating Ideas (Patio Makeover! Part 1)

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I think the one place in my house that get's trashed quickly is my patio. I'm sad to say it, but it inevitably does. I feel like it looks good for one year, and then the next it gets neglected. Then the following year I make it decent again, and neglected...you get the drift. I decided it was finally time to completely update it. My patio is quite large, almost 40' long, so I'm going to break this into parts otherwise you will be in photo overload :) Plus, they are two different completely areas anyway. Kind of like a dining room and living room. 

I'm going to start with the 'living room' section since that's the part I've been teasing and promising for awhile! Can you believe that it's just barely been good enough weather to get some pics out here? Between the crazy wind and rain, I'm done! I want summer!  
These chairs have been around for quite some time now. I'm actually surprised they lasted this long! They were a clearance find at a local grocery store (yes!) 10 years ago. Oh goodness and have they've seen some changes. They started off brown and green, then the sun turned the cushions purple. Weird. Then I tried some cheap ways to cover them. I then painted the frames two years ago a navy. I decided to go more neutral this year and get completely new cushions that will last! Here's a pic from a long time ago of them: 
I could show you all the iterations, but I won't :) If you really care, just search for "patio" or "porch" in the upper left corner :) 

Back to my current patio...as you can tell, I kind of went with a boho theme out here. This rug inspired everything. I found it at Home Goods. My other rug, which I looooved, got all ripped up from the elements over the past years. I was so sad to see it go, but realized that spending $200 on a rug every two years wasn't good, so I kept it smaller this year just in case. I could easily do $50 every two years....not $200.

 I added this macrame dream catcher here, because, why not? I just loved the look. You'll notice in my next post, I added more macrame to the other section of this patio :)
 The pillows are from Better Homes & Gardens. The texture of them is perfect! 
 I have become quite the weird plant lady these days. Some of them are still green and growing....somehow! I found these rattan lanterns at a local store on clearance. $7 for this one! I faux-aged these terracotta pots also, and this X table was a clearance find from Hobby Lobby.

 I wanted to get a new coffee table for this area. The set came with one, which is in good condition....just super small and in need of a good sanding and paint job. The past few years, we had our fire pit out here...had to move it every time so it wouldn't ruin the rug. It was a big pain in the butt. Plus, ours rusted out this year....so, yay! New table for me :) I wanted to go a little out of the box, and found this half wine barrel planter at Home Depot. I simply flipped it over, and voila! 
 I usually have plants on here and iced drinks! 
 My umbrella stand was super hideous, so I took some wood and covered it (you can see the tutorial here).
Covering it gave me another place to put stuff! This big lantern was a steal from Burlington. The #7 buoy is from Hobby Lobby.
 I just love this angle. These curtains are for privacy and a sun blocker. I made this whole contraption a few years ago and haven't looked back. Not only do they work well for both the privacy and sun, but they just add the perfect interest and border for the patio. (tutorial here)
 I ended up throwing out the smaller table that was here before, and decided to go a little unconventional again, and made this cut log into one. 
 Here's another look at the space. Pretty much everything has changed in here since you last saw it except the frames of the chairs! 
Here's a good crappy before from a few years ago:

 I just love hanging out here now. It's so inviting. I actually just installed misters along the curtain rod for those hot days! (which I have only had to use once so far! Ugh.. again..summer better get here soon and stay!)

Here's a sneak peak at the other portion of my patio which I'll share with you next week! Eek!


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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Summer Living Room Decor (Front Living Room Tour 2019)

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It's been one of those years that it's super hard to get into summer. I really want it so bad, but the weather is totally not cooperating. Because of that, I'm totally feeling like it's still April. I'm going to feel gypped out of a summer come fall. All my outdoor projects have been on hold because of the crazy rain and winds these past few months. One would think that would make me play around with the stuff inside my house more, but nope! Ha! Totally not. Instead I'm just in rebellion, I guess. I don't know how I am, but I feel like I am :)

I shared with you my summer dining room and entry way over the past two weeks, and today I'll be sharing with you my front living room. I loved the colors and how I decorated my main living room during the spring, so I brought a lot of that over into this room for summer to give it a little refresh. I didn't do big changes, but this just shows that a few small changes can help refresh a space easily.
 Yes, there are a lot of pillows on this couch! But, it rarely get's used so it totally works. This actually folds out into a bed. It's the perfect piece of furniture for a multi-use room.
 (Side Table: Target      White Slipcover Couch/Bed: Ikea      Rug: Rugs USA    Storage Bench: Target     Jute Pillows: Target      Farmhouse ladder: Tutorial       Wood sunburst mirror: Tutorial)



 I brought in the pops of pink with the pillows and this throw blanket. Yes, blankets are essential in my house during the summer. They are used over and over again. I like it hot, my husband likes it cold. So, yeah, I get the short end of the stick on that one apparently :) Along with the pinks, I brought in lots of faux greenery.
 I'm all about multi-functional furniture in this room. This bench works perfect to conceal toys, yet is a completely functional coffee table.

 Years and years ago, I was so hyper focused on not adding pictures into my decor because it didn't match or it would throw things off. I got over that quickly when I had kids. I had so many photos that I didn't want to just be forgotten on a phone or sd card. So, I decided to create a gallery wall for each kid. I told myself I would go through them and update them as time goes by, but I haven't done that much....and I don't really mind. I love looking at their sweet baby faces :)
 I changed up this mantel quite a bit from spring, made it a little cleaner. Truthfully, it felt so weird looking in this room without all the stuff on the mantel and wall :) You can see the spring mantel here if you don't know what I'm talking about.
That's it for my front room! I am so excited to share with you my next project on my patio. It has made such a difference in the space! So be sure to check back or follow me on social media for links and updates! :)


  

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Summer Entry Way Decor 2019

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Our entry way is obviously the first thing people see when they come into our house. It's also one of the areas that gets updated most often. I don't mean to, but I noticed I tend to change out the pillows and even the wall decor every other month or so. I have plans to get rid of this bench, and make a new console table for the space. The bench has been a wonderful piece of storage that hides all my kids shoes. But, it's come to point that those shoes need to be sorted and stored a little differently. It's like 5 minutes of pure craziness when it comes time to find shoes...you can always find one, but hardly the other in this depth of shoe chaos. 

Until I get the time to make that console table, I'll just keep sharing my entry as is :) I, of course, changed it up for summer. Actually, changed it up so much that the only things that stayed were the actual bench and the fiddle leaf fig. 
 I tried to keep it simple by only using two pillows this season. I tend to go overboard on this little bench. Nobody actually uses it to sit on (even though that was my full intention). So, why not go overboard, right? 
 Quote pillow: Etsy      Textured pillow: Kirklands


I think I might have a small obsession with faux cathedral windows. I made the brown one last year and have fallen in love with the look ever since. So, of course, when I went in to Hobby Lobby the other day and found these other two for $12 each, I grabbed them. I wasn't sure where to put them at first, but then decided to play musical chairs with them on this wall. I ended up loving this layered look.


Another big switch, at least for me, was moving my blanket basket out of here. There has been some sort of basket on the left side of this bench since day one. I wanted to add more height to this side to balance out the window frames. 
 Adding this wood ladder from DecorSteals did the trick! I didn't realize how much it would open up this narrow hall by moving the basket out. I bought this ladder last year and have struggle with where to place it. I think it found a new home :) Here's a little decorating secret. I love blankets...obviously. Some are pricey, and when you want some just for looks it's okay to go cheap :) I have found some of my favorite 'blankets' on Amazon. They aren't blankets though, they are turkish towels. They are about the same size of a throw blanket, weigh a little less, and are cheaper! Plus, they have so many amazing looks. You can find a slew of them here.

Another small, but big update was changing out the rug. The rug I had in here was perfect and fit every season and every change in decor. But, I wanted to see a little change so I swapped it out for this little jute rug. Jute is my favorite type of rug, this is like my 10th one over the years. They hold up great and hide dirt! They are the best :)  

I had a love/hate relationship with my entryway for years. I hated the knotty alder railing. I hated the tile diamond flooring. I hated the the big beige walls. I always loved the two story space though and knew it could be something so much better. Just a few years of updates, changed a lot of things! New flooring, molding and paint was all that was needed! Trying to still talk my husband into letting me rip up this carpet and paint the stairs all white. I think that would help this space be that much more amazing. 


That's it for the entry way! You can see my other summer tours below:

Farmhouse Summer Dining Room:

What is your favorite space to change up for each season? 


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