We’ve been slowly fixing up our home in Florida at any time when 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 acquainted with the climate patterns there: winters are sunny and delicate, spring is perfection, summers are scorching and humid, and it rains a ton within the fall. I didn’t need to deal with this undertaking in excessive warmth and humidity so I deliberate this out of doors replace throughout the perfect time of yr for it, and gave this nook of our terrace a makeover whereas temperatures had 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 widespread within the space, additionally they complement the type of our older residence so I refreshed our sitting space landscaping in an analogous type.
Right here’s what the patio appeared like once I began, you may see there wasn’t a lot that was thrilling occurring 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 vary that too.
This makeover required I dig out and haul away the previous rock earlier than I changed the brand new. It was numerous guide labor for me however with the assistance of a shovel and wheelbarrow I used to be in a position to take away the dingy previous rocks and blackened edging blocks and begin contemporary.
After 95% of the previous rock was gone we introduced in some sand to help new 24″ pavers I purchased for a trio of potted crops to fill the area with greenery. I used further sand to cowl a lot of the current panorama sheeting, hoping that may 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 resolution 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 pleased with the contemporary new patio area. 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 searching for an out of doors couch set to finish the area.
I’m additionally eager about portray a sample on the patio as an alternative of utilizing out of doors rugs because it’s plain to me, it wants one thing extra. Extra progress on this area to come back this summer time!
Anybody else wanting ahead to extra time open air in hotter climate? Spring is coming quickly, time to start out planning!