My sister and brother-in-law have a great backyard, lots of time spent back there with both our families. It was already a great space, just needed some comfortable seating. We ended up adding a sectional, hanging chairs, and larger dining table.
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They have a great cobblestone patio with a pergola covered with gorgeous grapevine garland, perfect for gathering!
My brother-in-law just extended the patio with a nice rounded edge so there was enough space for a larger outdoor dining table that could easily fit their family and guests. She found the table at a local shop, it is actually meant for indoors so they just treated it with polyurethane.
She had some yellow metal dining chairs that we spray painted black, super easy update! (I found some similar from Walmart.com HERE). And we hung these solar outdoor lanterns over the table to add height and define the space (just used fishing wire).
Since they eat out here nightly in the summer they needed a great set of melamine plates. LOVE these faux marble plates. I also got her a set of my favorite buffalo check napkins, casual and easy replacement to paper napkins.
Comfortable Outdoor Seating-
Over in this space they had built that great gas fire pit several years ago. But never really had a comfy spot to enjoy it. We got this outdoor sectional from Walmart, (for a great price). It worked perfect around the fire pit! Since their cobblestone is light, we wanted some contrast, love how it looks.
The kids immediately enjoyed the extra seating!
And probably the favorite seating we added were these hanging chairs!!! They had the perfect spot to hang them off the pergola. These chairs were way more affordable than any other outdoor chair too!
Kids and adults can sit in the chairs, they hold up to 300 lbs!
Backyard Serving Cart-
Another simple update we did was painted this wood table in outdoor black paint for a refresh. Plus painted the foundation white in cement paint! Such a simple update that really transformed this space.
Now there is a nice spot to serve drinks and food. I had that table I found on the side of the road for $5, fun to repurpose something. There is this great rolling metal cart from Walmart.com I was looking at too!
A couple years ago we put that shelf under her window rather than a window box and it has held up great and looks extra cute from inside and outside.
PS- this glass water dispenser is the cutest with the little touch of wood and only $12!
Painted Storm Door and Front Door-
We recently painted her front door in the same color we did her bedroom- Intrigue from Benjamin Moore. And then she had some left that she painted her back storm door!
Painting the storm door all the same color made it feel less busy and bigger. (I have tips for painting storm doors here).
Turned out to be a really great backyard entry! We did these two planters on either side of the door with two large boxwoods. I like those planters because there is a shelf inside to sit the plant on and a hole to drain. They are heavy enough not to tip over.
Also grouped some low baskets with the planters.
Let more gatherings and s’more making begin!!
Find all our yummy S’more recipes on this post! Lots of options for different food allergies too.