I should have titled this "the post that almost didn't happen." My pillows were late getting here and so I had to wait until Monday to take the photos. Monday was when the roof guys came to get started on taking the shingles off. I asked them if they could start on the front so I could take pictures of my patio (which I'm sure they thought was so weird) and they kindly obliged. I had to work quickly and I still ended up having to move flying shingles out of the way as I went. Normally I would wait for the perfect time to shoot something outdoors, like when it is overcast, but I had to take what I could get. But all that craziness aside, I am so excited to share my Summer patio decor with you!
Since I had JUST shared the finished patio with you last month, I wanted to spruce it up enough that it looked different. I added some fun colorful pillows, added a new rug, and planted some flowers.
How cute are those flower pillows?! I found them online at Target. They also have some embroidery on them. I may move them to my bedroom when the summer is over!
I shared on instagram about my blackberry and blueberry bushes. They are perfect for pots and in the few months I have had them, they have already produced quite a bit of berries!
The plants on the sliding wall are still doing great. I bought a new sprayer so the kids fight over who gets to water them. I think they probably get watered more than once some days. I had to take down the string lights so the roofers could do their thing but I will be excited to hang them again.
I bought a new rug. I had Shane go out with a measuring tape to see what size of rug we should order. He said a 5x7 would be perfect. He's fired from rug measuring. Ha! It works fine but I think I would have bought a bigger one. It is a great rug though! You can see a close up picture of the weave pattern here (affiliate link).
If you have ever shopped for flowers this late in the year, you know things are pretty picked over. I did find some cute pink Impatiens that are for the sun (called sunpatiens) and some happy marigolds.
So there you have it! Kind of last minute and thrown together but I like the cheerful vibe my summer patio decor gives off. Once the shingles are done flying, I will sit and enjoy :)
Here are the other ladies who are sharing their patios and porches with us today:
The Happy Housie / Inspiration for Moms / Rooms for Rent / Bless'er House
Shabbyfufu / Summer Adams / Making it in the Moutains / TIDBITS
Confessions of a Serial DIYer / Clean and Scentsible / Just a Girl and Her Blog / Stacy Risenmay
Zevy Joy / Finding Silver Pennies / Deeply Southern Home / A Pretty Life
Southern State of Mind / Amber Tysl / Newly Woodwards
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HI Stacy, Love this.. rugs are tricky! You know what caught my eye? The little fence around the a/c unit. Do you have a post on that one. Our a/c faces our neighbor's side lot and I feel I owe them a prettier view! laura
Very cheerful and welcoming! And this is a hilarious story that you had to dodge roof shingles to get your photos done. Isn't it crazy, the things we do sometimes? So glad you could join in on this hop, Stacy!
That sliding wall is so cool! Everything in the space looks awesome - such a great spot to relax this summer.
You would never guess from these photos that there were a bunch of guys on your roof slinging shingles off the front ha ha. Such a relaxing beautiful space, and I love those floral pillows. Love the plants on the wall as well… Such a cool feature for the space! XO
LOVE this colourful space! How fun are those pillows!
Very pretty and I like the planter on the wall. Good thing you able to dodge the shingles. When they start work, they throw them everywhere
Love it. Pillows look great. Hope you get some time to sit and relax there once the roof is done.
i hope your projectz will be completed before the seasonal changes. Also very curious about whether or not you and Shane have considered solar panels while you are doing all these heavy duty projects.
as usual, you have been able to consider the challenges and overcome them graciously.
Soooo funny...getting pictures for blog posts really is an art! Your patio looks so pretty...I LOVE your sliding wall with the plants, what a great idea!!
That sliding wall is just the best!! Great space for the summer! Enjoy!