Hey lovies! It’s been awhile since I talked about our little patio space. Remember when we added faux hedges and painted? Well we FINALLYYYYY got furniture out there and have made it a proper space to hang out!
Shopping for furniture was a lot more difficult than I expected and it took me forever. I couldn’t find anything I wanted within my price range, and everything I did find, both vintage and new, seemed to not be able to hold up in our 3 digit desert heat. Don’t ask me about the vintage chairs that completely scorched in the sun last summer. Wahhh!
Luckily Article expanded their outdoor furniture selection with quality and affordable pieces with the vintage flair I was looking for! Yay! As soon as I saw the rattan style chairs I knew I had to have them. They look a lot like ones I saw in a vintage magazine I have.
Wait, first let me jog your memory with what I was working with when we moved in.
Then we did a little painting and added some faux hedges and grass around the perimeter.
And here’s what it looks like now!
This is the view when you first walk in. Instead of re-painting the floor we laid out astroturf over the concrete like a big area rug. We removed the grass around the perimeter and added heat tolerant plants such as palms and hibiscus, and a potted lemon tree. Along the back fence is jasmine, bougainvillea, and yellow lantana which I’m hoping will continue to climb and cover the fence with beautiful flowers.
As for furniture, I really wanted a lush tropical vibe, so we chose the Daisy and Medan lounge chairs and Po side table from Article.
The Daisy chairs and Po table go so well together in this little corner, along with this yellow umbrella I spray painted white and added fringe to.Every one who sits in these chairs is pleasantly surprised by how comfortable they are!The Po table is the perfect little side table for drinks and small plates. Hot tip: it looks beautiful when you use a little mineral oil to bring out the grain and texture of the wood.
On the other side of the patio we grouped four Medan lounge chairs around a fire pit table and surrounded them with more plants for a lush oasis feel.
Along the wall we have a table with an outdoor pizza oven and cooking space.Now it feels like an extension of our apartment and another living space to enjoy!
Just in time for the 110 degree summer days. Ha! At least the furniture is holding up exceptionally well in these temps and I don’t have to worry about anything getting ruined.
Stay tuned for a post about how I transformed those umbrellas!
Special thanks to Article for partnering with us on this makeover.