Last September I wrote about a mini-makeover of our apartment entry area in this Apartment Curb Appeal post. I wanted to find a table and chairs to put in the corner but I put it off for the winter.
It isn’t a very picturesque spot. Up the cement stairs from the car port, a chain link fence separates you from the gravel roof. It is just an area you walk past when you go in or out of the apartment.
With warm weather, I got back to the project to create a usable spot to sit on our shared patio.
My sister Sarah gave me this cute metal table and I stored it away until I could find chairs and an umbrella.
The table folds up, making it easy to store during the winter. It has some nice little details, like the punched out design on top. I like the green color and the scrapes and scratches that add character.
During the Fall, Rem and I went to Urban Ore in Berkeley, a treasure trove of recycled goodies. We found a pair of black metal chairs for the bargain price of $10. They needed some refurbishing and went into storage to await better weather.
I’d love to say that I fixed the seats of the recycled chairs, spray painted them turquoise and stitched up cute cushions and then tell you how you can DIY! But I didn’t, so I won’t.
When we pulled the old chairs out and looked them over, we decided that even with repairs, they didn’t feel very comfy. I wanted to start using the patio and knew we needed chairs that we could sit and relax in.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, I went shopping! I had seen these chairs at Cost Plus World Market another time but this time they were 30% off with a better choice of colors. Win.
OSH had patio umbrellas on sale and they had one in turquoise. Perfect.
The final touch: thick, comfy cushions from Bed, Bath & Beyond, with a discount coupon.
So, from this:
I’m so pleased with how it all came together.
Coming soon – an update on the potted plants on the patio.
Thanks for your visit.