Wednesday, May 18, 2011

DIY Decor: Our Crate & Barrel Inspired Patio

It's beginning to look a bit like summer so we've really starting sprucing up our outdoor space. Since the bulk of our outdoor budget is being spent on landscaping (one of the not so fun parts of new construction), I had to get creative to achieve the look I want.  
I was inspired by these Crate & Barrel outdoor sets-but couldn't swing the hefty price tags!
The chairs alone are $200 each-that's not including pillows, tables or the firepit. Ouch!

So, off I went to my fave discount shopping spot (Goodwill) and managed to snag these two plain white Adirondack style chairs for $5 each AND the perfect wooden slat side table for $15. I used a few cans of Rustoleum Hammered spray paint & added these simple cushions from Kohl's (on sale) for less than $20.

So, for around $50, I was able to revamp our outdoor space. I still need to freshen up last year's firepit (and ahem-spruce up the patio with some flowers, etc), but I'm loving the way things are coming together!

I'd love to hear your thoughts. How are your outdoor spaces coming along? Thanks for popping by!
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Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

You did a great job spucing the chairs and table for your seating area. We love our firepit too, and it needs a coat of heat resistant paint this year too.

Judy said...

That looks great. I love the firepit. We are working on our outdoor space right now as well. I found you over at Centsational Girl's party. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at Thanks so much.


Great finds. I have the same chairs in yellow.


KK said...

Great looking chairs. I can tell by that last picture that your landscaping is coming along beautifully!

Rust-Oleum said...

Your chairs turned out so great! Amazing job and thank you so much for using Rust-Oleum. Have a great weekend!

- Rust-Oleum Scott