Budget-friendly backyard patio reveal
I’m pleased to announce our budget-friendly backyard oasis is officially complete (almost)! I noticed while taking the reveal pictures that there are a few spots I need to touch up with paint and some soffit that needs replaced. But otherwise, I’m calling this project D.O.N.E.
Just to recap, here is the before picture detailing the plans:
First, I worked on refurbishing the ceiling fan/light. With some inexpensive primer and paint, the whole fixture was completely transformed!
For all the details on that project, click here.
Then came the big project – the concrete stair pour on Good Friday with Dad and the hubs.
While the concrete set up, I worked on DIYing my own knock-off version of a pricey Tuscan-style planter I was ogling at Lowe’s.
For a step-by-step tutorial on how to create your own thrifty, Tuscan-style planter, click here.
I filled the planters with inexpensive plants and shrubs from Walmart.
Finally, I gave the whole patio a good scrubbing and set up my thrifty, spray-painted DIY patio set. I also added a few accessories I had on hand.
For details on how I put together the patio table and chairs on a really tight budget, click here.
The outdoor pillows are new from Walmart. All were under $10 apiece.
I added some grass seed in front of the new concrete stair, which I’m still waiting on to fill in. 🙂
My goal is to be able to get close enough to the patio to trim the grass with the mower and to avoid needing to use a weed eater as well.
Below are a few more photos of our “new” budget-friendly backyard patio. We’ve affectionately labeled it the “party deck.”
I can’t wait to have friends and family over for a barbecue this Memorial Day!
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