We had just finished refreshing the sitting area on the other end of the deck and felt that the backyard was finally coming together for the first time after living in our home for five years.
This was going to be a great summer outside for al fresco dining under the stars, and then of course it’s been mostly rain here in our neck of the woods. Best laid plans!
I always start my reno projects by planting a seed, an idea, an abstract vision, but they never actually come to fruition until I actually visit the store, peruse the aisles, and let my imagination run wild. Visiting my local Lowe’s got my imagination going big time! I was initially thinking of going in one direction and then felt super inspired by what they had to offer. I had no idea how easy and affordable this project could be though. I was so impressed by the awesome selection of inspiring patio accessories that Lowe’s had to offer!
I chose a traditional look with glossy white and used Tremclad that would stand up to the test of time and our brutal Canadian weather! However, because I am a sucker for spray paint I got a little carried away in the paint aisle and found the most darling pink -Peony Pink- to be exact.
They have such a great collection of colours in stock, it’s amazing I was able to stop at just two paint projects! I wanted to refresh some old shutters for the backdrop of our patio and add a little colour, and the pink just spoke to me!
On one of my first trips to get inspired at Lowe’s, I had seen a faux grass area rug and was super intrigued. I decided to pass on it that visit, but a week later when I returned I was scouring the isles for a similar look that I knew would pull the look together. I found something even better for my space and such a fun and neat thing for small decks, balconies, patio areas, or even a garden where you crave a little more green. I found the faux grass tiles, and I am in LOVE!!! They totally feel like real grass and can be assembled all different ways and you can buy any number of boxes to cover larger areas.
By Jessica Van Gaalen