Hello summer barbies!
I hope you're all doing well and enjoying this sunshine. We've been really busy, between work, my sister's wedding and volunteering, but when we can scrape together some time we've been trying to perfect our new patio that we just DIY'd (full post here).
We've added some new plants - cold weather palm trees - because I wanted it to feel tropical. We already had several tropical flowering plants and white hydrangeas (my favorites). We've also added a few decorations, inlcuding new lanterns that are solar powered and automatically come on at night, which I love.
Last, and most importantly, hubby built us an outdoor sectional couch!
We thought about buying one, but like always, the one I wanted was too expensive. So again, like always, I gave my handy husband an idea of what I wanted and he recreated it for less than $60 in wood! We already had the 4x outdoor paint from when we painted the patio border toppers, so it would have been a very inexpensive project... if it weren't for me spending way too much on the cushions. My bad.
I originally thought I would make the cushions myself using foam from Joann, fabric and a staple gun (kinda like our headboard that we DIY'd in 2012), but was concerned that the quality wouldn't be great. I justified my decision because the 2 inch thick foam from Joann is really expensive, even with a coupon, but I'm pretty sure these cushions would have been less expensive to DIY. Whatever. I love how they look and the project overall still saved us a ton of money when compared to buying the couch.
Here are some more pictures of Ross's handywork this time - isn't he talented?!
I've also included some photos of the patio as a whole. Aside from fixing the hot tub, I think we're pretty much done with our patio!
As always, thanks for reading dolls! I appreciate you guys!