A concrete patio summer dining tablescape, DIY pool deck update, and a round-up of the best outdoor furniture & decor finds from Walmart.
Oh, how far this backyard has come!
If you’ve been hanging with us since last spring, you might recall this:
And then we destroyed it all over again with our painted concrete DIY fail shortly after.
But this summer has been all about redemption! Now that our concrete pool deck and patio is painted (the right way) and looking freshy fresh, this backyard is in good shape again.
Since we always have a lot of outdoor gatherings with friends and family in this spot, we knew we really needed more seating with an extra long dining table.
We have it set up to just seat 6 for now, but it is so easy to extend as needed without the need to store the table leaves.
The French bistro armchairs are so comfy and sturdy so far. Even though they look like wood, they’re made of metal to stand up to the elements.
I set it up for a little backyard cookout to celebrate the kids being out of school and the ability to finally have small gatherings of friends and family over again. So many summer days smoking barbecue on our grill are definitely ahead of us.
If 2020 has taught me anything, it’s that I’ll never take moments like this for granted ever again.
A couple of years ago, we gave our back porch a major spruce up, but we were still rockin’ a patio table out here that I tried my best to rescue after being a leftover from our house’s previous owners. It feels so good to have this spot updated now too.
So now here’s hoping our biggest DIY fails and 2020’s chaos is behind us and good days are ahead for the rest of this year!
If you want to know about any of the sources for this space, you can find them all here:
- Extension Outdoor Dining Table
- Outdoor French Bistro Stacking Arm Chairs
- Gas & Charcoal Combo Grill with Smoker
- Galvanized Beverage Tub (similar)
- White Outdoor Melamine Dinner Plates
- Wood Cutting Board (similar)
- Blue Linen Blend Napkins (similar)
- Citronella Votive Candles (similar)
We’ve come a long way, baby.
3 years ago:
2 weeks ago:
Cheers to summer and happy days ahead, y’all!
If you’re planning to spruce up any outdoor spaces in the near future, here are a few more of my favorite pieces from Walmart that might help: