Backyard Patio Reveal-New Furniture and Planters

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Finally! Fourteen years later and I feel like our backyard patio is coming together! Always a work in progress right? One step at a time. As I shared in last week’s post, every summer I’ve kinda focused on a different element of the backyard and this year’s focus has been our backyard patio space. I am so thrilled with how this has all come together. It started with building new outdoor furniture. Our patio furniture from a reputable company here in town has served us well over the last 13+ years. That’s a long time for patio furniture…..(Sorry about the wonky picture–not sure why it looks so weird 🙁   )….

Pergola space with a couple rattan chairs and couch along with a planter

And although it was still in really good condition, I was ready for a change….

Pergola space with outdoor furniture and new planters(Affiliate Links Included throughout post)

The hardest part about giving up our old furniture was letting go of the Sunbrella cushions that have maintained their firmness and comfort for 13+ years! That’s incredible! I hope to purchase from them again in the future. But for now, these cushions from Target work well. I’m confident they’ll hold up their quality for a few years because I have the same cushions on my deck and they’re still very comfortable (3 years later)….

Two deck chairs with turquoise striped pillows and cushions

WANT TO BUILD THESE OUTDOOR CHAIRS?? HERE ARE THE STEP-BY-STEP PLANS!!

To save a little, I decided to go with pillows as the back of the chairs/couch rather than cushion backs. I actually love the look and color it adds! And in the winter months, I can use them in my indoor decor. Added bonus!

Backyard patio space with outdoor furniture and planters

WANT TO BUILD THIS OUTDOOR SOFA?? HERE ARE THE PLANS!!

And this view from our large back full length windows. Love it!!

View from large windows of backyard patio space with outdoor furniture and planters

What’s better than a $3775 coffee table from McGee and Co?? A $150 coffee table that you built yourself and looks just like the crazy-expensive one from McGee and Co. I need to make a change to the style of the legs. A simple step that I forgot. But I’ll have the plans to build your own, coming soon!

Backyard patio space with coffee table and outdoor furniture

Plans to build the furniture and this cute little fluted table–coming soon too. This fluted table DIY was so much fun! And might I add, SO EASY! You’re going to love it!

Backyard patio space with fluted round table

Now that it’s so comfortable out here and so pleasing to the eye, I love hanging out here. Especially on bonfire nights around our SoloStove. This firepit has been a game changer for us. We used to avoid bonfire evenings because of all of the hassle and work that went with them. But with this awesome firepit, bonfires are care-free and maintenance free. Add in these PullStartFire starters and we have a fire that starts by simply pulling a string…how much easier can it get?? (Pssst…PullStartFire is offering 10% off to all RL readers, so be sure to go check them out!)

Boy pulling the string to a fire log set inside a firepit

Pull Start Fire box for easy maintenance free bonfires on a backyard patio(Affiliate Links Included throughout post)

There’s one negative to our pergola space though…our neighbor’s property is not far behind it. And while we love our neighbors, it’s nice to have some privacy too. So….I built these planters to provide a little bit of a privacy screen without feeling too closed in. I love the slatted look! It gives it so much more character…. (Once again, plans coming soon)

Backyard patio under a pergola with outdoor furniture and planters

WANT TO BUILD THESE RAISED PLANTERS?? HERE ARE THE PLANS!!

Oh, and I forgot another negative….mosquitoes! They’ve been awful up north here this summer! So, to get the upper hand on them, I planted some mosquito repelling plants…Lemongrass, Rosemary and Lavendar….along with Pampas grass and Purple Fountain Grass. The Lavendar and Rosemary smell amazing!!

Tall backyard patio planter with herbs and plants

I do have a couple more things I would like to add to this backyard patio space. Before summer ends, I would like to add a bench to match the same design of the planters. And eventually (maybe next summer) a new light fixture to replace the fan. We really don’t use it very often, so I don’t think it will be missed.

Pergola space with outdoor furniture and new planters

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Although these changes have taken me most of the summer to build and make happen, it has been well worth it! And just in time for the beautiful temps of Fall–when we’ll be spending even more time out here!

Round fluted table with outdoor furniture on a blue and white outdoor rug

Be sure to check back next week, when I share our deck and the projects that have made that space a great hangout too!

PIN IT FOR LATER….

PINTEREST PIN

SHOP THE LOOK

CUSHIONS

WHITE PILLOWS

TAN PILLOWS

BLACK & WHITE SUPER SOFT BLANKET

RUG (OUT OF STOCK, BUT HERE’S ANOTHER GREAT CHOICE!)

SOLOSTOVE

FIRESTARTERS

Until next time,

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