Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Patio Saga Continues

I continue to be a bit more scarce than I intended - it turns out I've been working a good bit of overtime, so while I've done a few projects around the Handyverger home and garden, I haven't posted much.  But here I am, sharing the rest of my patio update.

A few folks suggested an indoor/outdoor rug for the patio, and on a trip to Lowe's, I nearly bought a small runner to dress things up, but then I saw the Perfect Rug.  It was a bit pricier, but with the overtime I've worked and some funds I'd set aside, I decided it was worth it. (And when I say pricier, I mean it was ~$70 instead of the $15 runner.)    I picked up a few other things, and here's what I ended up with.

I'm so excited - this was just the touch the space needed to make it look truly inviting.

I couldn't resist the silly solar kitty, of course, and you'll see I've added a top to my spring green table.  On a whim, I bought a single slate tile, and it happened to fit perfectly.  I plan to get two more and make more solid shelves on the other levels of the table.  The candle atop the table is a Off citronella candle, since it gets kind of buggy in our back yard.

The morning after I brought the rug home and set up the patio, I peeked outside and found that a friend had decided he has a new living room.

I'm not sure whose cat this is, but he was very cute and very friendly.  He sat there talking to Mr. Handyverger, our cats and me for a while.  I've seen him around before, and he looks pretty well-fed and cared for, so I think he must belong to one of the neighbors.  

Of course they knew where the suckers live... Mr. Handyverger threw him a treat.  Or two. (sigh.)

See that railing in the picture above?  It got a makeover, too.  I'll share it in my next post!

Thanks everyone for the patio suggestions.  I'm glad I took them!  I'll be sure to let folks know how the rug wears throughout the summer.  It's currently a bit damp from recent rains, so we'll see how it dries out...

Sharing at:
DIY by Design's Swing into Spring Party
Five Days, 5 Ways Feature Friday Free-for-All
Kammy's Korner Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday


  1. The rug is the perfect addition to your patio! It looks like a very inviting space to relax with a cold drink.

  2. Your rug really looks great. It makes a very nice conversation area. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

  3. Gorgeous rug!!! Just found you at Kammy's Korner and I'm now a follower. Would love to have you stop by when you have a minute! Blessings ~ Judy @

  4. Pretty much coveting that rug! And the color on those chairs - ooooo yes please!! :)

  5. Beautiful! That is the perfect rug! Sometimes you get what you pay for ;)

  6. Oh, so pretty! I am such a sucker for turquoise - so I love the chairs!