Back Patio Makeover Full Reveal & Source List

Back patio makeover- use thrifted items to make a space beautiful. You do not have to spend a lot of money to make your space beautiful!
So it’s been about a week since I announced the reveal of our back patio makeover over on the Home Depot website. It was amazing being featured over there & such an honor. Well, now I’m here to chat about the whole space. This patio makeover has been a long time coming. Thank you to Home Depot for motivating me to finally make this a pretty space for our home. Before this space was a just a place to work on all of our DIY projects & it was almost embarrassing for anyone to see our backyard so we never went back there when we had people over. I really wanted to create a cozy space in the backyard that was almost like another room in our home. I wanted to do all of this without spending a whole lot of money. Not too much to ask right? Well, not when you shop thrift stores, make DIY projects, & re-use items from around your home that  you aren’t using anymore. & that is exactly what we did to create this outdoor patio space.

Back patio makeover- use thrifted items to make a space beautiful. You do not have to spend a lot of money to make your space beautiful!
We are so happy with this space & have used it quite often since it has been finished even though the heat & humidity here in NC has been out of control. But you know what my favorite part is? NO BUGS! One of the main reason we didn’t like using our backyard was the creepy crawlers, but with our gazebo it is really rare that a bug gets in. So nice. There are no regrets about the time it took to make this space what it is today, & we have a few more plans to add more back here, but more on that later.

Back patio makeover- use thrifted items to make a space beautiful. You do not have to spend a lot of money to make your space beautiful!
Patio Makeover specs list:

*Pergola: Home Depot: 10 x 10 Arrow Gazebo
*3 blue pillows: Tuesday morning
*burlap pillows, 2 small pillows, green pillow: DIY projects
*rug- Target
*light fixture- thrift store
*burlap ottoman- antique store, recovered in burlap
*grey tray table: TJ Maxx
*Art: TJ Maxx {hung with command strips}
*plants: Home Depot
*string lights: Target
*tubs with grass: tractor supply company
Back patio makeover- use thrifted items to make a space beautiful. You do not have to spend a lot of money to make your space beautiful!
Back patio makeover- use thrifted items to make a space beautiful. You do not have to spend a lot of money to make your space beautiful!

Back patio makeover- use thrifted items to make a space beautiful. You do not have to spend a lot of money to make your space beautiful!

Back patio makeover- use thrifted items to make a space beautiful. You do not have to spend a lot of money to make your space beautiful!

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Back patio makeover- use thrifted items to make a space beautiful. You do not have to spend a lot of money to make your space beautiful!

Back patio makeover- use thrifted items to make a space beautiful. You do not have to spend a lot of money to make your space beautiful!
What do you think of the space? Does your back patio need a little love? I hope you see  by this post that you do not need a hug budget to make your space look great. Leave your questions, comments, and thoughts below or find me on facebook or instagram!

A back patio makeover on a budget! A must pin!! Proving you do not have to spend a ton of money to have a beautiful patio!

96 thoughts on “Back Patio Makeover Full Reveal & Source List

  1. Tami McCrackin

    Awesome transformation… Great job! Your before picture is exactly how my patio currently looks so now I have an amazing inspiration for what to do. I have been trying to figure this out for a while so I hope you don’t mind that I am copying all of this!

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  5. Dee Jones

    Does the patio cover stay up all summer? What about a bad storm with a lot of wind. Just wondering if it is grounded.

  6. Alana Reyes

    It looks great! That is so awesome! I am always trying to figure out what to do with our backyard/patio. What is that stuff you used for the ground ?! Is it cement ?!

  7. Susan Jeffries

    Wow you’ve inspired me. Just came across this on newsletter from Country Living magazine. Know how you felt. I too keep back door shut. I am going out right now to see what i can repurpose, and will check out the local thrift stores. Am very inspired, will be keeping up with your blog from now on. Great ideas and looks amazing. Well done. I live in Australia , so our climate is pretty spot on for lots of outdoor living, hopefully wil be able to get something better in place. All the best.

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  8. Barbara

    I can’t tell you how much I love this patio makeover. I had a builders slab like this in one house and I’m so sorry I didn’t see your makeover then. I don’t have a slab right now but I do have a bit of concrete and I’m going to pull many, if not all, of your ideas into my yard. I also shared your picture and link on my blog because I know the ladies are going to love it and visit with you. I’m subscribing through Bloglovin’ and look forward to future posts.

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  10. Noelle

    I have the same problem with my patio space – grass is growing up through the cracks. What did you do to solve that problem? Was the concrete redone?

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  13. Suzanne

    Love this makeover. I have a very similar area but it’s my side yard and main entry into the house. For some reason the front door isn’t used often. Do you think I could do this type of thing even though it’s a main entry? I also don’t have a slab patio but a paver patio with spaces in between. It’s a rental so these inexpensive add-ons are perfect for me. No front or side porch either, so this would be a perfect substitute. (Grown accustomed to sitting on the porch at the end of the day since I moved to NC to be with family 2 months ago.)

  14. Victoria

    Hi1 I love the rock border, how did you do this and does the grass grow under the rocks??

  15. Sylvia Kennedy

    Hi Liz Marie:

    My partner and I have just been looking at your patio make-over and think it’s great. You should be really proud of achieving such a welcoming and useable space and keeping to a budget. I used to live in California but now live in France. We are busy trying to make our own unloved outdoor space into something lushly green and colourful – also on a budget.

    I’ll follow your blog from now, so keep up the good work – good ideas translate to other countries: I just wish we had a HomeBase here! Best wishes. Sylvia

  16. Sylvia Kennedy

    Hi Liz Marie:

    You have done a great job on the patio – congratulations! you can be really proud of what you’ve achieved-and all on a budget too. I used to live in California but now live in France where we are doing up an old house. I think good ideas translate no matter where you live and we are busily trying to transform our yard into a lushly colourful place. I just wish we had a Home Base here-it was a big favourite when I lived in San Jose. Thanks for posting your ideas.

    All good wishes to you; I’ll follow your blog from now on, so keep up the good work!

    Sylvia in France

  17. Libby

    Adding everything up, it looks like you spent between $550-$650. To me that is not budget friendly. That isn’t the kind of money most people have lying around. Buying a $200 pergola isn’t exactly thrifty. But I guess “on a budget” doesn’t mean “inexpensive” if you’re rich and have a large budget.

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    Hopefully you get to me ASAP haha I was wondering how big your slab of concrete was? I’m looking to buy the same gazebo but not sure if it’ll be too big or too small?? Thanks in advance lol 🙂

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