A Ranch House Patio Dressed Up

Okay, no more beach photos–let’s talk colored leaves, turkeys, and stuff now.  We’re fattening up our Tofurkey for the big day.  And with this little get-up, I may even be tempted to have Thanksgiving dinner outside despite the chill.  We’ve already enjoyed some early fall dinners out on the patio with the new furniture.

Remember in the spring when the barren back patio was top on my project list?

Well, summer was already halfway gone when I determined that I would not find a table that I liked and could afford–so I turned to Chris who made this number for us, stained in Sikkens Cetol in Silver Birch.  After he finished it I just didn’t like ringing the table with these ugly Lowe’s chairs…so then he made the benches for us.  I ADORE these benches, stained in Sikkens Cetol custom color.

The rug is from Overstock, which I snagged as soon as I saw it on Lauren’s blog.  Perfection.  I painted the mirror from Tobacco Barn in Asheville.  I would like to replace the little vintage table with a beefier table next year–leave a spot on your schedule, Chris!  And I held out for some great conversation chairs from Target this summer, hoping to catch them on end-of-season clearance, but no luck.  Next summer, maybe.

Who invited Grimace’s skinny younger sister? Duo Boots, my love.

The candy corn tablecloth is made from some remnants found at Hancock’s.  Did you know your local dry cleaners can hem up a block of fabric for next to nothing to make a tablecloth for your pretty self?  They can.  Utilize.  Just wash and dry the fabric before you take it to them to hem.


Have I told you lately I appreciate your visits to TPH?  I do very much.  Thank you for stopping by and making my day.  MWAH!

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  1. Benches are so good and these are very pretty. You can drag them around, pack them with people, sit facing any direction.

  2. Thanks for the inspiration….my patio is LAST on my list right now but I can’t wait to tackle it :)

    I sent the book last week…media mail…so you might get it before 2011.


  3. Oh yea the boots. It takes one hot, sexy mama to pull off those boots…and girl, you so have it!


  4. Okay, you have inspired me!! I have spent all my time inside and our outdoors is sad. I long to have outside dinners, too. Next on my list….

    You did a beautiful job.

  5. Polly says:

    Love it-love the benches!! And I am stealing the outdoor mirror idea (why haven’t I
    thought of that?) building a patio is on our list to do in about 3-5 years, & with the views here that would be a great addition to our plans!

  6. It’s really, really beautiful!

    I got my mail this weekend! Those are awesome! You’re the best…thank you!

  7. It looks gorgeous! You have totally inspired me to do something to my back deck, which is very sad looking at the moment. I love the rug and big yellow mirror- so pretty! The boots are fabulous!!!! xo

  8. I love the fall colors in the tablecloth and benches! It looks very inviting! Great job – as usual. And the purple boots……simply perfection, I love them! Miss you guys!

  9. It looks fabulous! I love it. I would never have thought to put a mirror outside like that, but it looks so cool. The candy-corn fabric is fun, too!

  10. Peggy says:

    I love benches around tables. I’d have never thought to add a mirror to the patio. Cute idea! But since my patio faces the pool, I don’t particularly want to see myself getting in and out. Beautiful work, Punkin!

  11. It looks so great..all of it. Did you purchase that rug from Overstock? I too love all of the details..you have such a great eye.

  12. I think the table cloth is my favorite part, so fun! It all came together so well. I started planning an outdoor area in the Spring, it’s now Fall and the only thing in the space is a rug I’ve since decided I hate… Oh, well.

  13. What a lovely space and of course I love that you’re dressed in complementary colors! That Chris is one talented dude. The table and chairs are gorgeous! See you in a couple of weeks. Mwah right back at you!

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