Goodness, how can it be Week Five already?!!
If you're stopping by for the first time, I planned a simple, easy refresh of our back patio for this round of ORC. Nothing too demanding, with our busy lives and multiple events going on this spring.
Well, scratch that! On Week Four we went on an unplanned, but much-needed detour, when the people we hired to build our back yard fence didn't work out. Enter a new plan, unexpectedly building the fence ourselves, yikes!
We were blessed to have nice weather most of the weekend, which gave us a chance to make some real progress on the fence. I'm sad to say that almost nothing happened on the patio refresh, eek! If I didn't learn it the first time, I have certainly figured out that redoing a space in a short six weeks will almost always involve a plot twist that requires some compromise!
To make up for lost time, I decided to nix the coffee table plan from Week One and just work with the table we already own. It badly needed a refresh though, so this happened:
I'm in love! I don't know why I didn't paint this sweet little table ages ago.
My outdoor Pier 1 lanterns were a little worse for wear, so despite the gale force winds we had Wednesday, they got a paint job also. I love the freshness of the white! Did you know that most lanterns are made with little tabs that allow the glass to be removed for cleaning and painting? It certainly made the job a little easier :) I can't wait to style these with some pretty new candles! Actually, I can't wait to style a lovely happy hour on our refreshed patio, no matter how much or how little we actually get done.
Another cute pillow made its way into the mix, also. FYI, I'll be linking all of the items I found next week at the reveal, for those of you who are on the hunt.
And, as always, my helpers are close by and keeping me company every step of the way:
Thanks so much for coming by, everyone! I'm off to get some pillows made and pots painted.
Need to catch up on this crazy journey we're taking? On Week One we talked about The Patio, on Week Two I shared my design plan, Week Three was all about our crazy Texas weather, and Week Four we made a drastic but necessary change to our plan.
You can see the 20 featured designers' Week Five posts on the Calling It Home blog here, and it's a wild ride! One blogger has already announced that there's no way she can finish, and another has announced that she's already done. Last week's linkup included 249 participants, talk about inspiration, you can find this week's here.
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