Patio Reveal – From Outdated to Updated

Updated Patio Reveal

If you missed it yesterday, I shared with you how my hubby and I figured out a way to fill the large gaps between our patio blocks to prevent debris from filling up the spaces and constantly looking messy.  Today, I’m showing you how I updated the look of the patio.  This is what the house looked like when we bought it seven years ago.

Back of the House After Moving In

One of the very first things we did was to remove the “S” swirls from the support posts.  They were tucked in between a space in the main supports that created a kind of track.  We banged out the S swirls and put the lattice in its place.  Sorry I don’t have pictures, this happened long before I decided to start a blog.

The rest of the updates are more current.  So let’s take a peek around my patio.

Relaxed Seating on the Patio

Updated Patio Seating Area

Patio Planter

Patio Table Decor

Patio Flowers and Decor

Patio Flowers

Patio Coffee Table Decor

I found this peacock plant decoration at a local nursery.  Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s one of my favorite additions to the patio this year.

Peacock in Begonia Planter

Patio Loveseat

We love having this space to entertain family and friends.

Patio Seating

We created extra seating by putting a cushion on the deck box, which in our case is used as an outdoor toy box.

Deck Box as Toy Box

Patio Planters

We also have a space for folding chairs if we need extra seating.

Extra Seating on the Patio

Patio Planters with Coleus

This is one of my favorite places to work when the weather is nice.  If you were to drop by most summer days, you’d probably find me working on the patio while the kids are playing in the yard.

Working on the Patio

I love my Corinthian chimes.  They have the softest and loveliest sound.

Wind Chimes

One of my favorite parts of the patio, besides sitting out in the warmth of the day, is enjoying the lantern lights on summer evenings.

Ferns and Lantern Lights

Lantern Decor on the Patio

Nighttime on the Patio

Candlelight Patio

Finally, here are a few “before and after” shots for you.  It’s so fun and refreshing to make little changes here and there that make such a big difference.

Before and After - Updating the Patio

Updating the Patio - Before and After

If you missed it, check out how we filled the gaps between the blocks here.

18_Mix Pea Gravel in Cement

I hope you are enjoying your summer!



  1. Lisa says

    Love it!! What a transformation. Where did you find that fabulous rug at? I have the same patio set and have been looking and looking for an outdoor rug that I like.

  2. Linda says

    I love your amazing transformation!! You gave me some awesome ideas for my deck!! I don’t have any flowers out there and I want to add some this summer along with some lanterns and possibly a rug!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  3. says

    How absolutely lovely! Where did you get that cute little hedgehog? It is inspiring that I may be able to do something similar with my humble patio!

  4. Lourdes says

    I love the transformation! You were right… the lattice looks SO MUCH better than the S swirls that were there before. I also love the rug and all of the accessories. I am new to your page and look forward to your future posts!

  5. says

    I love the details in the finishing touches. I’m in the middle of my own patio reno and yours gives such great inspiration. I MUST add a rug to my list. :)

  6. Angie says

    I would love to know how you attached the lattice to your posts after you hammered our the swirls. I have those exact posts on our patio, I love the lattice look for you patio!

  7. Debbie says

    Your patio turned out so inviting. Love the teardrop landscape you added. Our patio is identical to yours. What are the dimensions of your patio?

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