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Thursday, April 25, 2013

{Home Depot Challenge} Patio Reveal!

I am currently buried in a pile of laundry and work, and can't believe I'm back to sitting in a cubicle, when 48-hours ago, I was strolling cobblestone streets, gelato in hand! I am so meant to be a lady-of-leisure...not sure how I veered off that path?! But the good news about today is I'm finally able to share our new outdoor room with you!

When we bought our house seven years ago, I could hardly believe we lucked out with a pool. I pinched myself every day that first Summer to be sure I wasn't dreaming. (If you've ever been to Texas in August, then you know what I mean!) But soon after, our attention turned to all the projects inside, and even though we still used the pool, the backyard wasn't an inviting place for lounging and entertaining.

Hi Sugarplum | Patio Progress

So when Home Depot asked me to take part in their Patio Style Challenge, I couldn't say 'yes' fast enough! Thanks to the Hampton Bay Woodbury 4-piece set, we now have a cheerful outdoor room, ready for Spring picnics and Summer pool parties!

Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor Patio



Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor Patio


Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor Patio

 Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor Patio

We wanted this room to feel like an extension of our house, so we DIYed a large Starburst Wall Mirror and Over-Sized Rug, and decorated it with treasures we've collected over the years. The patio set comes with really well-made, weather-resistant cushions, and the neutral beige is a great base for the fun pink and orange Ikea pillows.

Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor Patio

I took last year's Striped Lacquer Pots, and filled them with cheerful flowers and succulents for more color.

Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor Patio

It feels like such a luxury to have a coffee table outdoors! It's perfect for serving food and drinks, or just propping up your feet with a good book.

Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor Patio

The coordinating Dry Erase Tray is another easy project that just adds more fun and personality to the space, and will be helpful for outdoor entertaining.

Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor Patio

With the warmer weather, this will quickly become our favorite spot, and between the loveseat and two chairs, there's plenty of room for all of us to stretch out.

Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor Patio

My favorite project, the DIY Otomi Side Table, helps break up the set, and adds more color and pattern.

Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor Patio

Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor Patio


I have a feeling we're about to get really popular with the neighbors...and that's okay with me! I can't wait to enjoy the space for pool parties and cookouts, and quiet evenings under the stars.

Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor Patio

Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor Patio

Hi Sugarplum | Cheery Outdoor Patio

Thanks to Home Depot, I feel like we're finally using our backyard to it's full potential! Hop over to their blog, The Apron, for tons more pictures of our new space, and see all the fabulous outdoor rooms the other bloggers created for this Patio Style Challenge. It's creative overload! So who's coming over this weekend?!

48 comments:

  1. I love it! It's so you :)

    (Are you reading Gone Girl?)

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    1. Thanks E! Haven't started it yet...keep 'meaning to'...but you know how that goes. Have you read it?

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    2. Gone Girl is cuh-raaaazy! Dark, but good. I couldn't put it down!

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  2. im so ready for summer ~ your backyard looks amazing!

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  3. It look so fantastic! The flamingo pillow is priceless.

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  4. I love the pops of colors against the beige! It screams summer fun! I will be over this weekend! :)

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  5. It turned out great! Welcome back to the real world, sigh. Sounds like you had a great trip!

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  6. OK so when am I visiting?? That looks amazing, and I'm glad you're back from vaca safely- can't wait to see all of those pics! Enjoyed the guest posts immensely while you were gone. Welcome back and job well done on the patio!

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  7. The perfect mix of colors! I love the flamingo pillow...great touch!

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  8. It's so colorful and inviting! It's obvious you put so much hard work into all of the DIY elements. Great job, as usual!!! I'm loving that flamingo pillow! I may need it for Baby Girl's room.

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  9. Now you've done it. I'm moving in, your newly transformed patio can be my room, & I'll bathe in the pool (I couldn't even type that w/ a straight face.....we know I don't bathe.)

    I love it all, esp. your DIY touches!! Must have that patio set, note to self.

    Meanwhile, go on in, I'll just be out here sipping my drink whilst pretending I'm a lady of leisure.

    xoxo

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  10. Awesome job again Cassie!!! Love the pinks and orange, very Lilly Pulitzer-y!

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  11. I'm coming over this summer to swim! Prepare yourself...I'm bring two toddlers and probably a bundt cake. :)

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    1. A bundt cake is your ticket over anytime!!

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  12. Stop it right now with this! Gorgeous! Where is the Flamingo Pillow from?

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    1. Thank you!! All the pillows are from Ikea!!

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  13. OMG I love all of it! So happy! Pink and yellow are my fave...just gorgeous, great job!
    -Morgan of Style Oyster

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  14. Yes, yes, yes. I'm coming over wine and gelato in hand (for your italy withdrawals). Such a perfect little space, I shotgun the chair with that adorable flamingo pillow. Amazing job!

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  15. Welcome back - can't way to see the pictures from your trip. I know it's tough to get back in the groove but at least you have this awesome patio to hang out on!!!!!! The colors are so fun and festive - love what you did!

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  16. Soooooo fun! I wanna come over! Ill bring Italian cream cake and wine!!

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  17. This space is so beautiful. I LOVE that flamingo pillow. This space could not be more inviting.

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  18. Oh, Cassie it looks wonderful!! We've been trying to decide on how we want to set up our backyard in our new house. We'll have a pool this summer too, and when is it ever going to get hot?! haha It's the first time in all my life I've been so anxious for our Texas heat, but I'm just so excited to start lounging by the pool....but I need to set up something like you. You've inspired me!

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  19. The pink and the orange are PERFECT! Love it all. But I'm with you. The table is my favorite by far!

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  20. Love it Cassie! It came out awesome!!! Looks like you are ready to enjoy the outdoors now more than ever! XO

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  21. That is too fun! Just in time for summer parties too:)

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  22. Welcome back! I missed you!!! The outdoor space looks awesome. I love the pink and orange combination!!!

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  23. Love the bright punches of color. I still need to pull all our patio furniture out of storage (if it would stop snowing here!).

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  24. Oh my goodness! It looks adorable out there! Love the flamingo pillows and little potted plants!! You did an amazing job!!

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  25. It looks fantastic! So bright and full of personality. I would like to come over this weekend, please!

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  26. Oh it's so gorgeous! I love how bright and cheery it is! It really does look like an extension of your house! I'd love to eventually do something like this on our back patio. It's not very inviting right now haha.

    And welcome back! :)

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  27. This looks amazing, Cassie! Great job! Now if Texas could get hot and warm the pool, that would be a plus!

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  28. It looks amazing! Love the colors and all your diy projects in this space!

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  29. Oh my gosh the colors are so fun!! I want to sit out there and drink orange soda!!!!!! Enjoy that awesome space.

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  30. Ahh! Love it SO much! I love all the bright and bold colors--perfect for summer! And that outdoor furniture looks so cozy! I wish I lived in a warmer climate so I could have a permanent outdoor space like this! Yours looks so great, maybe I'll try anyway! ;) Hope you're adjusting to life back in the US! I'm sure your trip was amazing!

    ~Abby =)

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  31. Lovely! Oh my goodness, I did not even notice that the base pillows are beige until I read that part of your blog. From the pictures, I was thinking, "I absolutely love the pink & orange and what a bold move to commit to those fun colors!!" I adore the look of it all, but also love that you can change your mind on your colors without starting all over. Like you could go with rusty red for fall since it's still warm in the fall in TX:)

    I do have a question about those to-die-for-Ikea-accent-pillows---are they made for the outside, or do you need to pull those inside before it rains?

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  32. Me! Me! Me! I want to come over! What a totally awesome space, Cassie. It is so happy and inviting. I wouldn't be surprised if you walk out and find uninvited neighbors just hanging out, ha! And, that flamingo pillow just might be my favorite thing :)

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  33. I just love your patio makeover!!! I am really diggin' the pinks and tangerines for outdoor rooms this year :) Beautiful job! xo Kristin

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  34. It looks awesome Cassie! Loving the the bright colors and diys.

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  35. SO spiffy!! Love the lively playful vibe, you better stock up on party essentials!

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  36. very nice, i want to be your neighbor cassie! my kids would love that pool and your patio turned out to very welcoming and refreshing! love all the bright colors!

    huggies♥
    rea

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  37. It looks sooo good!! I love the bright colors and patterns you chose. I wish I was your neighbor!

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  38. Awesome! I love your bold colors and patterns!

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  39. h man! that's absolutely amazing....... i love your post.....

    Evening Clutch Purses

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  40. I love how your happy personality shines through in your new space! All of the bright colors are so fun, and I love how it feels like a "room" outside. Keep the beverages cold, I am on my way to chilax on the new couch and hop in the pool. I have to dodge the snow that is coming our way this week :(

    xo,
    Jen

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  41. This is the best patio ever!! Love the PINK!

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