Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Operation Patio

The husband and I love a good patio.
Like LOVE it.
Once the weather breaks in KY, you can guarantee we are sitting outside for all meals.
Last summer all of our time and attention was going toward the wedding and getting me all moved into Kev's house. We were busy lil bees. So as soon as spring hit Kentucky, we were on a full fledged mission....
aka Operation Patio.

I love coming home and having a drink with Kev on the patio
He loves eating his lunch outside with the doggies on the patio
We both love to have dinner outside on the patio
Uggie and Bailey LOVE being out on the patio
Being in nature is something we both thoroughly enjoy and we decided to spruce up the outdoor area ASAP.

We already had a table, chairs, umbrella and two wicker rockers.
We wanted to have a sitting area as well as a dinning area.
 KR and I plan to host cookouts all Summer long....a shrimp boil is currently in the works.

We added a wicker love seat and two chairs, two colorful side tables, a wicker chest, a wicker bar area, two area rugs and a fire pit that my parent's got us last Christmas.

I had one request with our little adventure - BRIGHT COLORS. I wanted lots of bold and bright colors to liven up our back yard.
I HATED the cushions that came with the wicker furniture we picked out, but that can be changed out super easy....
And I found just what we were looking for a Pier1.
Ladies - they have TONS of bright, fun cushions that you can mix and match. Super cute stuff. They were having a 20% sale on most of them last weekend that they planned to extend.

Operation Patio was a success!
I still have to get my green thumb into gear and add some pretty flowers to our planters. We also plan to get lots of bright colored serving ware to add to the pieces we already have.



Uggie and Bailey totally approved and have already been loving how much time we have spending outdoors.
We have a few more decor items to add, but overall we are so pleased.
Y'all just come on over and sip some sweet tea with me in a mason jar. Mine may have bourbon's the KY girl in me :-)


Stephanie said...

Love love love love love love LOVE! The only thing that's possibly missing is, well, ME! ;)

Anonymous said...

I'm so in love with your patio! The bright colors are perfect for summer. Your house is going to be party central this season. Just found your blog....can't wait to read more :)

Brooke said...

Loving your adorable patio! Nothing better then having dinner and drinks on the patio in the warm weather-at least for me!

=) Brooke

Crissy@ABerrySweetLife said...

Love your Pier1 purchases! I recently got some porch pillows and cushions from there too! They really have the cutest stuff!

Pamela said...

LOVE! Love the colors!

Eesh said...

Stephanie said it best!

I love it too!


Anonymous said...

I am loving those pillows, and that fire pit is awesome! We are looking for a new fire pit. Not sure if we should get a free standing one or make a diy built in...we shall see!

Fran @ Sassy Southern Bride said...

I LOVE those vibrant colors!!! I am going to have to go check out Pier 1. We just had a deck built last week. No furniture picked out as of yet.

Amanda said...

Your patio looks fantastic. My husband and I are building our first home and just went with the concrete slab outside the back door for now. I'm glad to see that it can look just as great as a deck or screened in patio. Tell me though, how do you keep everything from getting ruined in the rain? Do you bring the cushions inside each night? How about the rugs? I'd love some tips too on what kind of furniture you bought! :)

Kelly said...

Love all the colors, stripes, and patterns! I also love that firepit, do you know where your parents got it from?? We are moving into a new house (with a patio) this weekend and I can't wait to jazz it up! I think our summers are going to look very much alike :)

Babygirl said...

mason jars, sweet tea, bourbon, and wicker furniture....i'm in!

Jessica O'Donohue said...

So so cute!! I feel the same way about a patio! Put me out doors with a cold drink and Im a happy lady! Yours looks amazing! I love all the color!

Jill said...

SO I told you elsewhere, somewhere, (instag?) that I love this patio. I will be coming over, just fyi ;) Question though. Do you pull all your cushions inside when it rains? We have a small covered patio with no real furniture but I would like a small sitting area for the two of us sometimes....

Gentel McKenney said...

Hi there! Found you today through a blog of a blog :) I LOVE your patio set and colors! We just bought and moved into our first home and have been trying to get our patio spruced up for entertaining! Thanks for the ideas :)

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