Time to spruce up my backyard with simple backyard decor! One of the best things about spring is watching the flowers bloom and lazy days in the backyard. Every spring I look forward to brightening up my outdoor patio furniture with a few new pillows or other decorative touches. It is amazing how a few pillows or a rug can make an old space look new again.
I have had the same patio set for years. All I do is change the cushions, pillows, and add a few accents. You won’t believe where a got this patio set…. Albertsons grocery store! Yep, right on top of the freezer section, LOL! I think all four pieces were about two hundred dollars. I loaded it into the back of my truck with the groceries… now that is one stop shopping!
I found the cushions, pillows, blue accent table, and “Gone Fishing” sign at Home Goods. The rug and tray are from Target. One really cool item I added last year is my heat lamp. It is electric so you just plug it into a regular outdoor outlet. No need for a propane tank! I got it from Home Depot online. Check out a similar one here. The lamp does not have a far range of heat. However, it feels good when you are sitting right under it.
I also enjoy entertaining and dining al fresco! This is a table setting I did for my book club last summer. It was really fun to set a “formal” table and enjoy the summer weather. All of the dishes are made of shatterproof melamine for outdoor use and the glasses are acrylic, perfect for outdoor dining. I found all of the dishes, sign, and tablecloth at Home Goods!
Another simple way to add to your backyard decor is to put up a string of lights. They really make a big difference and make it easy to entertain in your backyard at night. I got my lights from Target.
Well, this is how I make twelve year old patio furniture look new again. So the next time you are at the grocery store, checkout the seasonal and freezer section. You never know…there may be a cool patio set just waiting for you!
Stay busy being fabulous,