I literally just returned from a trip home to Mississippi. My mother had a knee replacement surgery, so I went home to help out. It turned out to be a little more intense than I'd expected so my free time was practically nonexistent. Thankfully, mom is doing a little better now so I thought I'd pop in to share a little about a quick project I spruced up while I was away.
You likely recall me giving my parent's patio a little makeover last year. It's my mother's FAVORITE place to spend time, so she asked me to hook it up while I was home on vacation last spring.
You can read about it on my Sprucing Up My Parent's Patio post.
Well, over the holidays they had a portion of the space screened in. It's something my mom has talked about forever and they finally made it happen. I'll be honest, I was a bit skeptical about the space being too small, but it actually turned out pretty well.
(Sorry, all I had with me was a cell phone.)
Of course after the construction and winter, things were looking a bit out of sorts. My sister and I got to work bringing it back to its' former glory. After cleaning away the debris we added a solar/electric lamp from Lowe's. There's something about lighting in an outdoor space that ups the ante. I used to own a table lamp version very similar to this one and loved it.
|Lowe's Home Improvement|
This wood and wrought iron cutie only set us back 25 bucks! Additionally, we picked up a tray, outdoor mat and the rocking chair pillow from Ross.
This time of year, there's not much blooming so we depended on a little green to liven things up.
I think we did pretty well.
It turns out the space is now the perfect bug-free zone to enjoy day....
Excuse the space heater. It was pretty chilly.