Patio Makeover Edition: My Bohemian Patio Makeover

I wanted to give my family a space to hang out, watch the sunset and give my husband a nice little nook to write.

By Shana

We turned the patio on the left to an oasis

I wanted to give my family a space to hang out, watch the sunset and give my husband a nice little nook to write.

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I began by building a mini deck

After framing up the extra area, I began to lay the 4x1 timber on top and secured them to the table/frames.

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Stain and style

I used a mixture of 2 different stains. Then, I drew out a stencil of a stylized Lotus and simply stippled it on.

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Here's the finished look

I coated the deck with 3 coats of polyurethane to make it sufficiently waterproof.

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Next: I made a fold-up table

I used left over block board and painted it turquoise. For the legs I used 2x1 timbers.

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Function and art

I stenciled the Sanskrit symbol "AUM" within the frame and fashioned a 'stopper' to hold the table up when it's folded.

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Time to beautify

I used cabinet doors left from a friends bathroom reno plus some recycled wood and voila...

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Then another one!

This planter was made out of recycled wood and cake tins I bought from Daiso (our 5 dollar shop).

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AFTER

And it all came together beautifully!

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PATIO EDITION: THE PATIO MAKEOVER

4 years after moving into our home we finally did something with our covered patio.

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