Giving My Patio a Makeover

Spring is in the air and I am so excited! I don't know about you, but when the first signs of Spring hit, I feel more energized and find myself looking for things to do around the house. Spring and Fall are by far my favorite seasons; however, they don't last very long here in the south.

This post has been in the making for a few weeks now, but I finally put the finishing touches on everything. (Ok, maybe not the finishing touches, but enough for me to make my post!)

So first thing's first! We made a visit to Home Depot to gather some soil for my carrot tops. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw where I was keeping the carrot tops to replant. I have heard mixed stories, with some people saying you can only regrow the greens, and others saying you can grow full carrots from just the tops. I decided it was worth trying for myself to see what I came up with. So far, the roots are growing really long and the greens are growing fast! I am in the process of starting a planter box to put them in, but right now they are in recycled cans from canned veggies :) It's all about reusing, guys!

My husband and I are big on eating organic when we can so I wanted to go ahead and grab some organic soil and plant food. The main reason I will be using a planter for my veggies is because I'm not sure what is mixed in our soil. The couple who lived in our house before us were big gardeners and we aren't sure what type of soil they used, so as a safety precaution, we decided not to plant anything that we will be eating into the ground. I just picked up regular potting mix for the flowers since we won't be eating those :)

Below is the stand that we started with. I told my husband that I didn't want him to throw this out. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it! It was a little too long for where I wanted to put it, so he cut it down to the size I needed and added the second shelf.

Next was sanding it down. There were a lot of rough edges so it took a little bit of time but it looked a lot better when I was through. Lastly, it was time to paint! I went back and forth with paint ideas, but I decided to stick with white. You can't go wrong with white, in my opinion. Plus, it makes it fun to add pops of color with your flowers, planters, etc. For the shelves, I went with a light gray. 

I also painted my two terracotta pots white. It just took two coatings of spray paint.

Onto the finished product!

I have a few faux flowers and succulents so I added color by putting the flowers in one of the pots and putting succulents around some of the open spaces.

I plan on painting the rest of the pots that I have. I tried sanding them and immediately saw that it was going to take longer than I expected so I decided to save them for another day. I also haven't decided on the colors yet, but I'm leaning more towards a bright teal since it will bring a perfect pop of color!


Have you guys started any fun Spring projects? I would love to hear from you, if so. I feel I need more inspiration so I can get out there and be motivated. I have an entire Pinterest board of things I want to do, but I think my brain is overloaded by all of it that I don't even know where to start! I think everyone does that, though. Am I right? Let's just say I am so I feel better about myself :)


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