Wendy Bradley Backyard November 24th, 2018 - 01:53:01
Have a patio set in their backyard. But this porch is a great place to serve drinks and food when they have guests over for outdoor dinner parties. So I'm gonna show you how you can entertain. First, I had to do something with this brick. Since it was great, I threw a few coats of paint on it using an exterior latex based paint. It was actually way easier than I thought it was going to be, and I only needed two coats you'll notice, that the roller doesn't get every crack. So I went back in to fill in any gaps. This doesn't have to be perfect. I like how you can still see some of the gray brick because it adds a rustic feel to this city space. If you've got an outdoor storage bench like this one, you can turn it into extra seating using a cute seat, cushions use it to house them when not in use, as well as gardening tools and other outdoor accessories. Next, up to this blank wall, I was so excited to find these hooks that are made, especially for vinyl, siding there, so easy to use just slide them under the siding and that's literally in these ones come with screws. So you can adjust depending on what you're hanging. I'm creating a little art area for the toddlers who live here using these chalkboards that are actually made for my kid frames. I got this amazing idea from Mandy milk's, who has more genius DIY ideas in her series: easy ish all you need to make. These are two IKEA frames in any size you want, and outdoor chalkboard paint Mandy took the backing off the frame flipped it over and painted that with the chalkboard paint.
The glass part, which is actually plastic, sits at the back. Now. This unsightly siding is hidden by a great play area for the boy. If you've got indoor plants to bring one outside. This Palm Leaf adds just the right hint of tropical vibes. If there's one thing, you should always have in an outdoor space its ambient light. I found these light clips, which are made for the outdoors and I'm using them to attach the lights to the siding. This is the easiest way to add a soft glow at night when you're entertaining and it'll make space feel so much cozier. If you can try and string them above you to make you feel like you're on a restaurant patio, I tried to find a set of lights that were long enough to string back and forth a few times for the least amount of money. Amanda and Graham have an outdoor outlet, but if you don't I've linked a set of solar string lights in the description box below another way to warm up, a patio is with an outdoor rug. A lot of these kinds of rugs are really expensive, but I managed to find this one which looks like it could belong indoors. Finding planters that fit balcony rails or patio fences like this one can be a challenge.
These genius planting pockets solve that problem. I'm hanging these with butchers, twine and planting pretty herbs and flowy greenery. These have buns at the bottom. You can actually add more underneath, which would be great for covering a bland, concrete balcony wall. What's a summer party without a bar card deck it out with fun accessories that you can use at an indoor party, two bar carts are expensive and usually quite big, so instead find the utility cart on wheels that you can turn into your outdoor bar if you're. Looking for something a little fancier, you could splurge on an actual bar card, just make sure it has wheels. So it's easy to transport inside and out and that storage bench will come in handy for serving food or drinks like a refreshing, iced coffee for other double-duty seating. Try, low-to-the-ground stools, they're, also really great for kids. Here's the beauty about making an outdoor space feel comfy and cozy for guests. You don't need to buy anything extra instead bring the indoors out using things you already own, like throw blankets, bow, sheepskins and lots of lanterns. I love how sophisticated this charcoal wall turned out and how cute is the little art area for the boys and those lights.