What I’m Loving: Summer Yard Goals

Its the time of winter in Minnesota where I start to stop believing that it will ever be summer again. After this long winter, I can’t wait to start spring planting and planning my patio decor. Last year I styled my patio with some amazing Tommy Bahama outdoor fabric and I want to build upon the tropical theme with my patio this year. Here’s the inspiration that I’m loving right now:

The mustard yellow velvet along with the green plants is amazing. I love the retro vibes!

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DIY Patio Chair Cushions

A few years ago, I created new cushions for my patio bistro chairs. I made a pattern for the chair seats, cut out a board and foam to create the cushion, and then make a fabric shell with an elastic edge to go over it. I used elastic vs. upholstering to the cushion so that the shell would be removable to wash, dry, or replace.

This summer, it was time for a refresh! I found this amazing Tommy Bahama outdoor fabric that has inspired my patio theme for this year (can I grow pineapples in Minnesota??).

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DIY Patio Chair Covers

Spring is in the air and I wanted to share a project that I did last year to fix up an old patio table that I received from a neighbor.

I started with adding a fresh coat of teal paint. The metal chairs did not have any type of cushion so I created my own!

Here’s how I did it:

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