Backyard Update

by Koko on April 7, 2014 · 3 comments

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Spring break, oh how quickly you come and go. This past week I had a break from student teaching and asked my mom to come visit to keep me company and do some work around the house. There was a lot on my to-do list, but like the awesome mom she is, she helped me tackle it all and more.


When I first moved into the house, I unpacked just enough to live. Over the last month or so, I slowly unpacked more, but the house still didn’t quite feel like home. That is, until this weekend. We spent the majority of our weekend working on the outdoor patio. I didn’t really have a vision for it and I really needed someone with some fresh ideas: enter mom. We went to Target and Lowe’s nearly every day and stocked up on supplies to create a beautiful outdoor living space.


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At our last house, we had this great outdoor furniture from Ikea that we repurposed in the new porch. We bought an outdoor rug (really makes it pop), an umbrella and tons of flowers and planters. This is now my favorite spot in our home. I love how cozy and inviting it is. The umbrella is great for shading the hot sun and the plants give the space so much life.


Furniture: Ikea

Rug: Target

Umbrella: Target

Lanterns: Target (PS the are solar!)

Planters: Lowe’s

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Amanda April 8, 2014 at 9:09 am

What happens to the outside patio furniture when it rains?

Amy April 8, 2014 at 12:16 am

Wow, Koko! I love this! Amazing job. Your house is beautiful!

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