Today was an incredibly busy day for me! I was in what my mother calls a "Suzy Homemaker" mode. I had a to-do list a mile long. It wasn't really things that NEEDED to be done, but rather things that I wanted to get done. I called it my "big girl" to-do list, as it really pertained more to making the patio/outdoor living space look exactly like I wanted. If I'm going to have an outdoor "living space" (sounds so much fancier than "patio" right?!), I want it to be a space I am going to enjoy! I mean, is that so crazy?! So, today (for whatever reason), I decided it was the day. I went to Lowe's and picked out garden supplies (more on that in a minute); went to Home Depot and got some outdoor spray paint; and went to Target and got some outdoor lighting and rubber gloves.
SO, first thing I wanted to do was plant a pot of flowers. Just one, yes. There isn't a lot of room on my patio, so I decided on one. My philosophy is that you can always add more, but it is more difficult to take away. I got enough potting soil (or what the Lowe's employee recommended I get) for my one pot, got a "decorative pot" (kind of an essential), flowers, gardening gloves, and a lantern stake. I staked the lantern pole into the ground first, and (obviously) put the lantern on the hook! Next, I planted my creeping jenny, begonias, and coleus into the pot! Adorable! LOVE how it turned out!
|See my adorable plant pot and lantern on the right?|
|I don't think I could have matched this any more perfectly!|
My final pit stop was at Target was for rubber gloves (used to spray paint the table. Yes, I'm a priss - can't have paint on my fingers) and a solar-powered strand of lights (How awesome is that?!). So I strung them up along the fence. They are even connected to their own little solar panel, which is on a stake to place in the ground. I love them! I had already surrounded the patio with little lanterns, placed a lantern on the lantern stake, and then these little solar-powered lights on the fence just added the perfect touch! Check it all out before and after it got dark!
|Day time! So cute!|
|Night Time: So romantic!|
I hope that my DIY day has inspired you to have one of your own! Thanks for stopping by!