We’ve been slowly fixing up our home in Florida each time we go to, and on my final keep earlier this month I gave the patio seating space a makeover. Anybody who’s lived in Florida is aware of the climate patterns there: winters are sunny and gentle, spring is perfection, summers are scorching and humid, and it rains a ton within the fall. I didn’t wish to sort out this challenge in excessive warmth and humidity so I deliberate this outside replace throughout one of the best time of yr for it, and gave this nook of our terrace a makeover whereas temperatures have been within the mid 70s.
I wrote about pale pebble panorama design concepts final yr in anticipation of simply this sort of makeover. These sorts of low upkeep rock beds with tropical plantings are frequent within the space, in addition they complement the fashion of our older dwelling so I refreshed our sitting space landscaping in an analogous fashion.
Right here’s what the patio appeared like after I began, you may see there wasn’t a lot that was thrilling happening in that nook. I additionally didn’t just like the shade of cornflower blue the patio had been painted earlier than so I made a decision to alter that too.
This makeover required I dig out and haul away the outdated rock earlier than I changed the brand new. It was lots of guide labor for me however with the assistance of a shovel and wheelbarrow I used to be capable of take away the dingy outdated rocks and blackened edging blocks and begin contemporary.
After 95% of the outdated rock was gone we introduced in some sand to help new 24″ pavers I purchased for a trio of potted crops to fill the house with greenery. I used additional sand to cowl many of the current panorama sheeting, hoping that can maintain it in place.
We purchased 15 luggage of white rock from Lowe’s and layered over the the sand for a brisker look. The final a part of the makeover was to color the patio. I energy washed it, then used a cleansing answer to wash and clear the floor.
I allowed the patio to dry a full 24 hours then painted the patio with Valspar Porch & Patio paint within the shade Seashore Dune. I painted the sides first then the whole patio with a curler on a pole. I used one gallon for every coat permitting it to dry a full 24 hours between coats.
I’m so proud of the contemporary new patio house. That is the place I drink espresso each morning now. 🙂
We solely have the 2 classic patio chairs and desk for now, however I’ll be looking for an outside couch set to finish the house.
I’m additionally fascinated about portray a sample on the patio as an alternative of utilizing outside rugs because it’s plain to me, it wants one thing extra. Extra progress on this house to return this summer season!
Anybody else trying ahead to extra time open air in hotter climate? Spring is coming quickly, time to start out planning!