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A Boho Patio Makeover via The Power Of Paint

Posted by: on May 5th, 2015 | 17 Comments

A Boho Patio Makeover via The Power Of Paint

It’s hard to say what’s best about this patio makeover– the stenciled cement floor, the lattice privacy screen… or just the overall comfortable, eclectic feel to it.

This is our second time to see a patio makeover by Shavonda Gardner of SG Style. She’s moved from her previous home, where she set up a colorful, renter-friendly patio for our Patio Style Challenge.

In this Patio Style Challenge Redux, paint takes a major role in transforming her outdoor space, with the gorgeous stenciled floor and an unexpected color choice. But it doesn’t stop there. She shows us all the outdoor decor touches make her outdoor living area extra special. 

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A Backyard Makeover Fit for Kids

Posted by: on May 4th, 2015 | 4 Comments

A Backyard Makeover Fit for Kids

We’ve been watching Joni Lay of Lay Baby Lay slowly, but surely turning her backyard into something truly special. Her backyard makeover began with adding a patio and pergola to her backyard. Then Joni turned an old, unused shed into a magical backyard playhouse for her two little girls. And now, for our Patio Style Challenge series, we’ve returned to Joni’s backyard to see her new upgrades.

Joni focused on landscaping with mulch to fill in some bare patches in the yard and to provide a soft place for her girls to enjoy their new playset. Joni placed potted plants and flowers around her pergola for some extra color, too. And she gives us a new peek inside that wondrous playhouse, too!  

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Vertical Succulent Garden Tutorial

Posted by: on April 27th, 2015 | Make A Comment

DIY Vertical Succulent Garden Tutorial

 

Catlin Ketcham’s recent backyard makeover for The Home Depot Blog’s Patio Style Challenge series featured several DIY projects. Caitlin’s the designer and blogger behind Desert Domicile, and here she has a tutorial for a vertical succulent garden that decorates her front porch. 

You can make this 2 x 2 ft. hanging succulent garden yourself. Just follow Caitlin’s step-by-step instructions. 

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Deck Makeover with Hanging Bench, Privacy Curtains and More

Posted by: on April 24th, 2015 | 24 Comments

Deck Makeover with Hanging Bench, Privacy Curtains and More

It’s hard to say what’s the best part of this deck makeover. There are so many decorating ideas and DIYs here, it’s hard to choose. That’s certainly a testament to the talent of Sarah Dorsey of Sarah M. Dorsey Designs.

She took this deck makeover on for The Home Depot Patio Style Challenge. The Brown Jordan Outdoor Set we sent her was where she started– that, and a nice, large deck that seriously needed to be restored.

Sarah turned her deck into an exceptional outdoor living area, with its hanging bench, pergola frame, outdoor curtains and lovely planters. She walks us through her outdoor decorating ideas, and explains how she refinished her deck. 

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Patio Makeover Begins with Cement Patio Extension

Posted by: on April 24th, 2015 | 9 Comments

Patio Makeover Begins with Cement Patio Extension

Stacey Blake had a decent patio. But she wanted more. More patio, that is. Her patio makeover started with extending her patio’s cement pad, and as you’ll see, it was very good idea. 

Stacey is a talented DIYer who blogs at Design Addict Mom, and her patio makeover is part of our Patio Style Challenge Series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent her the outdoor dining set to get her patio makeover kicked off, and she did the rest. 

She takes us through her design ideas and execution, along with showing off her boys’ sandbox on wheels and a handy potting table next to her new patio. But first, she explains how she extended the patio and then painted the cement. 

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Screened In Porch Decorating Ideas for All Seasons

Posted by: on April 23rd, 2015 | 19 Comments

Screened In Porch Decorating Ideas for All Seasons

In some parts of the country the climate limits how much of the year you can enjoy a screened in porch. That is, unless you decorate the porch with year-round enjoyment in mind.

Jennifer Bridgman of The Chronicles of Home did just that. Her screened in porch is a lovely outdoor living room that’s good for all seasons. OK, maybe three seasons… this is Massachusetts we’re talking about here.

Jennifer offers these decorating ideas as part of our ongoing Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent her a patio furniture set, and Jennifer came up with all the porch decorating ideas.

You certainly don’t need to live in New England to get some inspiration here that could make your screened in porch or covered patio into something special, even if it’s just the warm-weather months.  

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3 Tips for a Welcoming Outdoor Living Space

Posted by: on April 23rd, 2015 | 4 Comments

3 Tips for a Welcoming Outdoor Living Space

Alix Adams breaks it down for you with three concepts– tips, if you will– that guided her in creating an outdoor living space that’s family-friendly and ready for making guests feel at home. You know Alix from her blog, A Ruffled Life, and this is her contribution to our Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. 

We sent Alix some Home Depot patio furniture, and let her loose with her outdoor decorating ideas to finish her outdoor living space.

It is indeed an attractive and very functional living space. Alix made sure there’s plenty of room for relaxing, entertaining, and for the kids to be kids. Take note of her three patio decor tips to get you on the way to your own fabulous outdoor living space.  

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Covered Deck Makeover and a New Porch Ceiling

Posted by: on April 22nd, 2015 | One Comment

Covered Deck Makeover and a New Porch Ceiling

 

Amanda Hill from Recycled is not fond of brown. So the brown ceiling of her covered deck had to go, and she came up with an ingeniously simple way to replace it.

That was just the beginning of her back deck makeover, though. It’s part of our ongoing Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We sent her a patio bistro set, and Amanda did the rest.

Amanda has a little of everything for us here– colorful pillows, a cool succulent garden, a new grill… and that clever ceiling treatment. See and be inspired.  

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Colorful Covered Porch Ideas with Outdoor Dining Set

Posted by: on April 21st, 2015 | 28 Comments

Colorful Covered Porch Ideas with Outdoor Dining Set

We love the bright, airy colors on this covered porch styled by Darnetha Myers of Chippa Sunshine. It was time for a patio makeover, and as you’ll see, she brought some excellent porch ideas to the project. But Darnetha also provided a clean canvas for her outdoor decor artistry by stripping and staining the cement patio first.

This patio makeover is Darnetha’s addition to our Patio Style Challenge series here on The Home Depot Blog. We offered her a new patio set to get her outdoor decorating ideas started and left it up to her how to incorporate that in her patio decor.

Read on for inspiration and ideas for your own patio makeover.

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Patio Design with Copper Garden Accents and Succulents

Posted by: on April 21st, 2015 | 9 Comments

Patio Design with Copper Garden Accents and Succulents

Copper finishes are a decor trend these days, and they’re moving outdoors as garden accents. That’s a big reason why this patio design by Andrea Crawford Proctor of Couture House Interiors has so much warmth and character. The layout of the patio, split into two separate areas, is also almost like adding two extra rooms to her home. 

Her patio design and makeover is part of our Patio Style Challenge series. We sent her a Home Depot outdoor furniture set to work with, and Andrea applied her impressive design skills to complete the patio makeover.

Andrea’s cozy and comfortable patio is a must see. The warmth of the copper accents, including some simple spray paint DIYs, really make her outdoor space special. And DO NOT miss her amazing succulent fountain; it’s ingenious. 

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