|Who me? Yes you, Prince- stay out of the gravel bed!
|And there’s that little backyardigan now!|
and then used a grout sponge to rub it in
to create this look.
|I think he made up for the “mishap” – what do you think?|
Then to make the patio feel more like an outdoor room, I wanted to add some outdoor drapes. Pottery Barn sells them but at about $60/panel times 4 I decided to keep looking. Bed, Bath, and Beyond sells them for $49/panel, which is a little better but still not what I wanted to pay. Then, while standing in the paint aisle of Lowe’s, it hit me like a lightning bolt. Why not use paint drop cloths?! I mean, they’re super durable, not too heavy looking, washable, and best of all $9.99 each! Booyah! You know I bought four of them – right! Then the hubs attached drapery rings (which we already had) and hung them up on plant hooks so they’d be easy to take down.
(FYI – The patio furniture is from Target. It was the last one they had of this set. We actually bought the floor model, which was great because it was already assembled. We bought it when they were getting ready for “back to school supplies”, so we snagged a really good clearance deal! Good things come to those who wait! End of season is the best time to buy.)