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!


Comments

  1. Loving the greenery! Awesome job again.

  2. This looks great!! I love what you did with the space. I really wish we could do something like this to our back patio. But we have a huge Elm that hangs over our stamped concrete patio and we get so many spiders from that tree that I would never be able to relax :)

    Unfortunately, this tree belongs to my neighbor so I really don’t have a say in whether it stays or goes. It really needs to go! Until then, I’ll just imgaine that my backyard looks like this!

    • If it hangs over your property, you get to cut it back…..just like fruit trees hanging over your yard, fruit is yours.

  3. You did a great job on this patio. It looks so nice and peaceful. Looks like you are already breaking it in with good friends and good times.

    Manda @ Our Wolf Den

  4. it looks so inviting- amazing difference! i love the table the best!

  5. Looks so peaceful! I would send all my time out there!

  6. Hi! I love your patio, but the real reason I’m writing is to see if you might be posting (or already have & I just can’t find it) directions on how you built your tv console. I absolutely adore it and it’s the perfect solution for our big blank wall. Unfortunately, wood working doesn’t come naturally to me or my husband so any information you can provide would be so great. Thank you so much!

    • Hi Kathy!! I am planning on doing a post by next week… We will not be building a new one for the post so it will be mostly words, but I hope it helps. We actually wrote the whole thing out last night so look for the post very soon!! Thank you so much for your sweet comment & sorry to keep you waiting!! xx

  7. Wow! What a makeover! You’re right, it is like a whole ‘nother room now. If I had this kind of a space, I wouldn’t want to be inside at all! Thanks for sharing.

  8. It looks great! I hope you get some cool breezy days to enjoy it soon.

  9. OMG!! This is just amazing!! Love this idea!! If I didn’t already have the awning off the back of our home, I would definitely do something like this!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

  10. What a fabulous job!!!! I love what you did ….with so little money:-) budget friendly can be beautiful and I love your style!

  11. Gorgeous makeover! Doesn’t even look like the same space! If you get a chance, please link up to my link party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/07/sunday-linky-18.html

  12. Hi~ I am visiting from Thrifty Decor Chick. I love what you did with your patio – it’s an amazing transformation and that you did it with mostly thrifted or home-made items is even better. My questions concern the gazebo. I would love to put one up — but I have a wood deck. It’s not a well-built deck, my B-I.L did it ages ago and it’s not even attached to the house, it’s a free-standing structure, LOL. However, it replaced a weed-filled mas of pea gravel that has been there before that somehow never got turned into a patio while the rest of the yard grew up around it. Anyway, I know a gazebo has to be anchored somehow. So how does that all work. Did you have to drive stakes in around the outside of your concrete patio? Can one person put up the gazebo by herself (I’m single). Do the screen curtains really keep the bugs out — I am like a bug magnet, unfortunately. A gazebo like yours could work, but I have to be able to put it up more or less by myself and anchor it down so it doesn’t blow away in the first breeze that comes along.

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  14. Love your patio makeover.
    Did you have to buy the screen separate from gazebo.

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  18. Wow it is gorgeous – want to fly to Ireland and sort my back garden out ?

  19. From the photos, it looks like the gazebo is up against the house. Do you have any issues with rain hitting the house and causing damage? We have this exact gazebo but I’ve been reluctant to install it for fear the rain runoff would cause damage.

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