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Quick Patio Makeover

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I live in a rental home with a decent covered patio, but I wanted to spruce it up a bit- without spending a lot of money, so here's what I decided to do.
Time: 30 Minutes Cost: $50.00 Difficulty: Easy

The patio does not have a lot of appeal. I measured the distance between each post and I thought of making curtains from outdoor fabric, until I saw the price. I needed six panels for my project. I remembered some curtains I purchased a few years ago at a yard sale just sitting in a cabinet.
1. I purchased three tension rods and hung the curtains.
2. I purchased the largest indoor/outdoor rug I could afford and added a small wood table (another garage sale find). I already had the folding chairs.
3. Add tie backs and call it done...for now!
I'm waiting for seasonal sales for planters, a proper patio set and a larger rug.
I plan to get three planters and position them between the posts. When outdoor furniture goes on sale, I will get a set, possibly a sofa and two chairs. And a larger rug.

Materials I used for this project:

  • Six curtain panels, garage sale. Three tension rods and tie backs. Area rug.   (Garage sale finds; At Home.)

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  • Wendy
    Wendy
    on Jun 15, 2017

    Beautifully done, love it!

  • Michelle
    Michelle Roanoke, VA
    on Jun 16, 2017

    Love it, check yard sales, thrift stores for stuff for your patio

  • Becky Partain
    Becky Partain Pahrump, NV
    on Jun 18, 2017

    Fantastic job!! Looks great.

  • Kathy C
    Kathy C Shickshinny, PA
    on Jun 22, 2017

    Looks great and you are off to a wonderful start. Love all your ideas. I agree with Michelle, check out local thrift stores and yard sales as well as flea markets... never know what you may find.

  • Debbie
    Debbie Carlsbad, CA
    on Jul 3, 2017

    You could also use shower curtains..

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