Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Still loving black and white stripes on the patio...

I've been itching....and I mean ITCHING to get our back deck/patio set up!!

I don't know what is up with this year, but the warm weather has been taking its time coming.

It's still not that warm, but the sun has been peeking through a lot more lately, and I figured that today was the day....

time to break out the patio furniture...

and cushions....

and new rug :)

I bought some black and white striped cushions last year from IKEA, and loved them so much that I bought some more (slightly thinner striped ones this year) about a month ago. 

I love the bold pop of pattern against my hideously bland deck. :)

Add a chubby pink hydrangea, and a distressed wooden lantern that I found on clearance of Sears (of all places!) for $6, and you're set!

Oh...and those cute little "lacy" metal pots of from IKEA....a whopping $3 or something, if I remember correctly :)

This mirror used to hang in our downstairs bathroom before we started the reno, and I kind of thought it would add a little interest to a very boring rock-stucco wall. And somehow.....it manages to make the space look a little bigger!

I picked up this Martha Stewart rug at Home Depot last week, and I'm loving it! Best part....all you have to do is hose it off when it gets dirty. (I say "when" and not "if" because with two little boys around, you know it's going to be smeared with play dough and popsicles) 

I painted my little striped table  pink, to add a pop of colour that will last longer than the hydrangea blooms.....it was in rough shape since it had been left out all winter by mistake, and needed some love :(

All in all, I'm pleased to have a new "room"....and the boys are loving it too. Finny loved it so much that he went as far as to lie down and roll around on the rug, while saying "niiiiice....niiiiiice" :)

Now all we need is a new umbrella, and some HOT WEATHER!

Bring it on. Seriously.

I promise to never complain about the heat this summer. ever. not even once.

Sharing my patio at Funky Junk's Patio party


  1. This looks fabulous! You did a great job...I love your style!

  2. I love the black and white stripes with the little splashes of pink! I think it looks great :)

  3. Wow...I am so loving the colour of your pink table!
    The carpet is wonderful...I am tempted to use one of those instead of my sisal I have (see second to last entry ...missing the rug..so It needs one!)..The sisal gets so dirty and never cleans that well!
    Hey if your open for a drive on sat try out the
    Old School Market in Clayburn Village ...some very cute booths will be there!

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  5. looking lovely!! i love your black and white striped cushions and that new rug is perfect!!

  6. Yes, where is the warmth! I love those cushions from Ikea. Do you find they hold up? I saw there were made with cotton but are they treated with something? I will have to check it out when I am at Ikea next. I saw those lace pots, they are fabulous!

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  8. Lovin' the stripes and what great finds for cheap! The distressed lantern is a fabulous find!!

  9. I love the black and white too and the pop of pink is fantastic! Great idea with the mirror too!

  10. It all looks fantastic! Black + white + one = a winning color combination! Gotta love Ikea for cheap decor.

  11. What a great space! I'm loving the black and white with the pops of pink. And too funny that you're son rolled around on the rug in approval ...



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