In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.
Liz, the founder and creative force behind Liz Marie Blog, shows us how she completely transformed her back patio with patio furniture, a few thrift store finds, and a DIY table from repurposed items in her home. A new coat of paint on a large door made a big difference, too. As you’ll see, the results of this inexpensive project make for a stylish and welcoming space for Liz’s family and friends.
This patio makeover has been a long time coming. Thank you to Home Depot for motivating me to finally make this a pretty space for our home. Before, this was just a place to work on our DIY projects. It was almost embarrassing for anyone to see our backyard, so we never went back there when we had people over.
I really wanted to create a cozy place that was almost like another room in our home, but I wanted to do all of this without spending a whole lot of money. Not too much to ask, right? Well, not when you shop thrift stores, make DIY projects, and reuse items that you aren’t using anymore. That’s exactly what we did to create this outdoor patio space!
I told you it was embarrassing! Now that you know why we hid this space from everyone we knew (yet, now I’m sharing it on the Internet. Makes sense, right?) I can share with you how we reached the final product. First things first, we cleaned the space, and utilized more of our garage for our DIY items. We painted the cement slab, painted the door, and set up our gazebo. From there, we started the fun part — styling this space.