Are you ready for part one of my patio makeover? Do you remember what it looked like in my introduction to Melodramaville? Let me refresh your memory.
First we painted the floor a light gray because the orange color that was there before was peeling, was reflecting an ugly muddy orange color cast onto our interior white walls, and just generally didn’t fit in with my ideal vibe. I ended up painting the cinderblock as well for the same reasons.
But all of that and it still looked bad. I needed to find a solution to the industrial looking metal fence extender. I rent, so everything I do has to be put back to its original condition upon my leaving. Taking down the extension and replacing with something else wasn’t an option. Paint can be repainted, but this wasn’t negotiable.
That’s when I found these faux boxwood hedges from Natrahedge on Amazon!
They’re 20×20 inch faux boxwood panels that link together easily to cover all kinds of fences and walls. It was so easy to install and have been holding up well for months now, even in 120+ degree weather.
I also laid some realistic looking artificial grass down because I couldn’t keep grass alive or tidy in these areas. My dogs love it and looks great! Better than over grown or dead grass for sure.
And there it is! Part one of the patio makeover. Now I need to find furniture and more plants. Stay tuned!
Boxwood Panels: Natrahedge via Amazon
Artificial grass: Lowe’s
Bistro set: vintage
String lights: Brightown via Amazon
Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon affiliate links.
One of the main things I wanted to do when we moved into our new place was to give our patio a makeover and get it all prettied up for outdoor entertaining and lounging. I’m happy to report phase one of that is done! (I’ll be sharing more about that soon.)
To celebrate I invited some of my new neighbors over and threw a little shindig with the help of Risata Wines. My neighbors didn’t want their photos shown because of privacy reasons, but I did get some photos of my pre-party set up on the new patio.
I invited everyone over for a quick meet and greet so I set out different types of Risata Wines and some snacks to nosh on. I wanted a casual vibe so all I did was lay everything out on a table and a few chairs scattered around.We also hung string lights to add a nice glow in the evening hours. Don’t the mylar balloons spelling out happy phrases look great against our new hedge? I’m thinking about leaving these up full time!We also served a fruity moscato punch that’s super easy to make. All you have to do is puree a handful of strawberries and a handful of pineapple in a pitcher.Then pour in a bottle of chilled Risata Moscato d’Asti and give it a quick stir. Serve cold with a strawberry to garnish!
I can’t wait to entertain more here!Cheers to summer celebrations!
This post was sponsored by Risata®, but as always all opinions and thoughts are my own.