When I last left you on Monday with my wicked mad list of recent junk finds, I teased you a bit with this empty blah-ness that is corner of our large back deck. I've had various outdoor furniture here over the years, but nothing ever seems to work. So I decided to clear it off and wait for the universe to present me with a great solution.
The answer came in a fun and unexpected way. On my way to an auction recently, I saw a sign for a garage sale right off the main road. I cruised on in and saw some patio furniture off to the side of the driveway. I was sure it was already sold because it wasn't displayed well.
A vintage iron loveseat, pair of chairs, footstool, and coffee table with all cushions in tact.
The joy at finding quality vintage pieces that don't need major repair or cushion replacement: Priceless!
I started by creating a foundation with a Target outdoor rug found at Goodwill last summer. Perfect fall colors, don't you think?
I added the patio furniture and decided to see how Heywood, Jr. and Wakefield, Jr. (recent auction finds) played in the mix with their harvest gold coloring.
Add in a few pillows (above) and a then a few accessories (below). I think it makes for a happy and comfortable outdoor space.
The upholstery on the cushions is a creamy white vinyl on most sides and a floral patterns with touches of blue, pink and green on one panel.
One last before and after...
Why is it I start my outside decorating in the fall? I did the same thing last year with these September posts...
- Tree-stenciled metal screen makeover.
- 4 ideas for fall outdoor entertaining!
- 6 more ideas for fall outdoor entertaining!
I don't recall actually doing any entertaining, but at least I was ready. With the new patio set, I have actually spent some time outside reading and/or enjoying the peace and quiet. As the weather changes and the leaves don their fall colors, I'll be able to cuddle up with a blanket and enjoy the autumn breezes that whisper through the woods here at WhisperWood Cottage. Bring on the autumn!