Celia Collier
Celia Collier
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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.
quick patio makeover
quick patio makeover

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.
quick patio makeover
1. I purchased three tension rods and hung the curtains.
quick patio makeover
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.

Suggested materials:

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

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  • Lee34188759
    on Oct 5, 2018

    I added some small pepples to the seam to stop the wind from blowing my curtains at the bottom,it worked perfectly......nice job

  • Pam
    on Feb 26, 2019

    I bought white canvas paint cloths. Cheap, looks great.

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