June 11, 2014

Our Covered Patio

One of the things on our to do list for this year was painting our concrete patio that is just outside our family room.  However, we ended up just power washing the concrete and not adding the paint, yet.  We ended up having the big job of adding french drains around our pool so we never got around to painting the patio.  This is what the patio area looked like before power washing the floor and furniture.  The seating are was pushed to one side of the patio.

white wicker patio and porch
I decided to spread the seating area out and swapped out a smaller dining table from our deck.  We always eat up on the deck since it is the same level as the kitchen so it made sense to have the larger table up there.  I definitely like having more space under the covered patio to spread out and relax.  Our pool area is in the hot sun so it is nice to be able to escape that and cool off under here.
white wicker patio and porch
Last year, we added the vinyl breadboard to the ceiling and that made a huge difference in brightening up the space.
Covered patio with vinyl beadboard soffit and white wicker porch furniture and

I picked up two of these green lanterns on clearance from TJ Maxx.  They were $11 each.  We hung them from some brackets we got from Christmas Tree Shop.
Hanging lanteren in outdoor covered

Covered patio with vinyl beadboard soffit and white wicker porch furniture and
I pick up the galvanized watering can from a garage sale for a couple of bucks.  The preserved boxwood will stay green all summer without needing water.  I spritz it with water every couple of weeks and keep it out of direct sunlight so it doesn't yellow.
Galvanized watering can and preserved boxwood in outdoor covered patio-
We added a hummingbird feeder this year but so far, no hummingbirds:(  We have been using a homemade sugar water combo to feed them, the same one we use in the Upstate NY house that attracts tons of hummingbirds, but so far not a single hummingbird has stopped by.  Does anyone have any tips about attracting hummingbirds?  Please let me know if you have any suggestions.
White wicker porch swing in covered patio -

Purple iris in the garden -


  1. What a gorgeous space! I need a covered patio like that. Our deck gets full sun all day and just gets too hot! Love that beadboard ceiling too!

    1. Thanks, Shelley. I started the summer feeling like this space needed a complete overhaul, but I am happy how it has turned out for this year. Our deck gets full sun also, which is great for Spring and Fall, but not for the heat of Summer.

  2. So pretty! I wish I had a covered outdoor space. With all of our Seattle rain, maybe I'd get to be outside more!


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