Patio Transformation + DIY Wall Art
I have been wanting to give our patio a refresh since we moved, especially considering we spend a lot of time outside (one of the perks of San Diego weather). With spending more time at home now than ever, having a cozy outdoor living space in our backyard to hang out and watch our girls play is exactly what I needed. Since we live close to the beach, Ava and Aura helped me decide on a fun, coastal style. When planning the decor, I came up with a style and color palette, then I chose a statement piece, and brought it all together with furniture and details.
The first thing I did for planning our outdoor space was select a rug. I wanted a large area rug, and while browsing Rugs.com I found the perfect one! I selected the 9x12 Outdoor Lattice Rug. I wanted to incorporate teal/seafoam colors, and this rug had that exact pop I was looking for, with a design I love! Not only is it absolutely stunning, but it is stain resistant, easy-to-clean and it does not shed! Very family friendly! For the outdoor furniture, I chose a cute wicker set from Costway (you can find it here). Multiple cushion color choices are available (which is amazing) and I went with the turquoise since it perfectly matches my theme. It's weather resistant, stylish, comfortable and has a sturdy steel frame! Another plus, the cushion covers can be removed for washing. All of these are a must when you have kids ;). The table has a beautiful tempered glass top that adds a classy touch to the set. It's perfect for enjoying morning coffee or snacks and drinks while relaxing out on the patio!
Once I chose my Costway patio set and made my Rugs.com selection, I started to envision the rest of my decor. Our open patio room has a large wood paneled wall on one side, and I wanted to give it a bright, fresh and airy look. I decided to paint that wall solid white, and it gave it an instant upgrade. The previous paint on the wall was a not-so-attractive tan color, so it definitely needed a refresh! Click here to see a photo of the patio space before my transformation. With having a large wall, I wanted to do something that made a statement. I also didn't want to spend several hundred dollars on wall art, so I opted for a DIY project ;). Sticking with my coastal theme, I knew that using shells, starfish, coral and sand dollars would be perfect! I was browsing online and snagged six beautiful 11x14 shadow boxes that I got on sale. Our girls love shells and have a huge collection, so it was a fun project to include them in. They even helped me pick out the shells that we used in a couple of the boxes! I ordered some dried starfish, sand dollars, and a sea fan coral for the other shadow boxes. Once we had them all arranged (you can see that process here), I hot glued them down. The first photo below was taken without the glass insert so you can get a better visual. Check out that stunning rug while you are at it ;)
I wanted to add more color and create more table space, so I gave a couple of old end tables a little makeover. I mixed paint colors together until I had a coordinating teal/seafoam color. I did the same color update with an outdoor candle holder I've had for years, then used it for a potted plant. Check out my painting process here.
I softened up the room with some white curtains, white throw pillows and a couple of decorative pillows to tie the theme together. I also added some plants, solar string lights, battery operated lanterns, and a chandelier for a touch of glam! My family and I sure are loving our new outdoor oasis! I hope that you enjoy seeing the rest of the transformation below!
I want to give a big thank you to Costway and Rugs.com for sponsoring this blog. You definitely need to check them out! You can snag the furniture set here and the rug here. Thank you for following along!