IDEA#3 Add some color!
The quickest, and sometimes the cheapest, way to update a space is with paint. This is also true with your outdoor space. Do you have an old patio set? Don't throw it out. Spray paint it! Are your shutters looking drab? Paint them! Do you have boring old flower pots? Paint!!! You get the idea.
One of the ways I added color to my yard was painting some old chairs. I got these chairs from online classifieds. They were all $10.00 each. I cleaned them really well, primed them, then spray painted them. Then I sealed them with Helmsman outdoor sealer by Minwax. I was torn at first between fun, bright, slightly obnoxious colors and earth tones. I obviously chose the earth tones. It doesn't matter what colors you choose. Just have fun with it. If you decided next year you want to change it. You can!
Tomorrow I have another idea for you...
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