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When we bought the Florida house, the backyard potential was a huge selling factor. In all of our previous homes we’ve never had an actual fenced in yard or large(ish) patio space, so the opportunity to have both was very appealing. Since the interior of the house needed so much immediate attention, we didn’t really do anything with the backyard/patio until recently. When The Home Depot invited me to participate, again, in the Patio Style Challenge, I knew this was the perfect opportunity to transform our patio space!
The before seems so far away now that I can’t even remember the dirt stained concrete block, but this picture reminds me of what it once was. I wish I had a before before and you could see the awful slider that we replaced with these french doors. That alone made a huge difference. Before we started the styling of the patio we had someone come out and power wash the concrete. Guys! Power washing is amazing! It was worth every penny. Matt and I watched through the window like puppy dogs as the guy revealed the bright concrete hiding under the caked on dirt.
The Home Depot sent us the Middletown Patio Set which is the absolute perfect size for our space. Six chairs mean ample seating for our family plus friends.
My favorite part of the Patio Style Challenge was styling the space. So fun! Since coastal decor is my true love, I wanted to add lots of blues and aqua to the space. I loved this coral reef outdoor rug paired with the aqua umbrella.
How cute is this little crab pillow? I thought it was the perfect way to tie together the red and aqua.
Since spring has definitely sprung here in Florida, this makeover couldn’t have come at a better time. We’re already getting a lot of use out of this space. We’ve been enjoying afternoon chats, family dinners, and cookouts. With more to come all season long, I’m sure!
I’m really easy to please when it comes to what I want in an outdoor space. I imagined my ideal outdoor living space having three must haves: plenty of seating, string lights, and plants. Let me tell you, all of the boxes got checked off here!
I’m so thrilled with the way our patio makeover turned out! We couldn’t have dreamed up a better outdoor space for our family.
You can see even more of our patio makeover plus my favorite accessories over on The Home Depot Blog.