But it was looking kind of junky. Even though I have gathered some new furniture lately, it still seemed mis-matched and without a direction or anything to pull it together.
On my patio I had
- a beige gravity lounger
- a patio table from my grandmother's house (with a solid metal base with a greenish color and a white tabletop)
- two plastic Adirondack chairs (that I got from craigslist about 10 years ago!) and a small plastic table that I had spray painted royal blue. One of the chairs was broken...
- an assortment of planters and pots stacked in the corner from plants that have died long ago.
Last week I picked up two beige and brown sling chairs for the table. They were on sale at Aldi for $15 each. They match my gravity lounger perfectly and are the right height for my table. I got rid of the blue plastic chairs that day.
Total at Aldi: $31
Today I went to Lowes and got a bag of potting soil some plants. My goal was to spend $50 or less:
- 32 qt potting mix
- 2 large hostas (different varieties)
- 1 small hosta
- 12 pack of impatiens
Next I headed to Walmart to see if they had tomato plants available. I really wanted tomatoes too... but there was a hard freeze over the last two days so both Lowes and Walmart have lost all their tomato plants! :( In a few days I'll go back and get some more. I did however spend another $6 and got the following:
- small bibb lettuce
- small jalepeno plant
Total at Walmart was $6
I repotted and planted all of these in my existing pots and the back patio was looking better already!
Now it is time for step 2! A pallet project. I found inspiration for the project here at PinkWhen.com and I'm excited to see what I can do. I'm crafty, but I am not super handy with tools and construction. This should be an adventure! Stop back tomorrow to see how it turns out!