Just a little {Patio Style}

Last weekend my hubby took me away to the beautiful Phoenician Resort here in AZ for my birthday! It’s one of the most beautiful resorts I have ever seen!

IMG_6389_7957IMG_6420_7984IMG_6426_7990Reggie and DestinIMG_6518_8171Phoenician WaterfallIMG_6441_8002_edited-1Phoenician Resort

It totally inspired me to put some style in my own front patio…

This is our patio space before….It’s a super cute shaded place to be. We have a nice covered patio and a small open courtyard area too:0)We have two sections…the courtyard (dirt and rocks) and the patio which is covered.



We plan to do our courtyard in stages but I often muscle through spaces until I can do something COOL to them. You can call me the stubborn decorator…Nothing is better than something ugly. lol! But since this is the first place our friends see when they come to our casa I thought I would give it some TLC. So I started working on the patio part.

I mentioned on my facebook page  a few weeks ago that I wanted to spruce up my patio for about 50.00. Well I went over that a little. I used items I had around the house and outside of the house, take a look at what I did and spent about 65.00 on the rug,plants and paint:0)

I ordered this 5X8 all over paisley rug from Ballard for the main area.  I chose chocolate because it coordinated well with the outside of the house. I also kept this fun leopard boarded welcome mat that I picked up at Target last year for the front door. I love what animal print does to a space!

ballard all over paisley outdoor rug

After that I added this table that I got from HomeGoods!

HomeGoods Outdoor Table

Then I added these two chairs I had from the backyard. They’ve seen better days. But I really didn’t want to spend a ton of money. Originally I wanted to spray paint them but then I got to lazy but I like how it tied in with the tans of the house and rug so I kept it bare:0)  I a few pillows cushion and two outdoor trellis pillows from Target that I already had with the colors navy and green:0) Love this color combo!IMG_6786_8226_edited-1

My first ideas was to plant some beautiful hydrangeas by the front door. But that was short lived as the plants died with in one day under the AZ shade. So Reggie and I decided on the palms…cant go wrong with the palms:0) I added them to those black boxes that I painted a glossy black. I picked the planters up at a garage sale last year from a woman that was selling her floral company. She let me have them for 5 bucks each:0) They tie in great with the black front door!


Moving on towards the front door….

One of the first projects I did when we moved in was I painted my brown door, black. The HOA can’t even tell:0)

For this little patio makeover I added some outdoor lanterns I had in the house .

Front Door SignFront Door Lanterns


Next I added a cute little hello summer sign I made with my Silhouette machine. I used a empty frame that I picked up last year for the boys room…but that’s taking a different direction..lol;0)









I  also added an outdoor chalkboard. I recently got the issue of Martha Stewart Living(free subscription by the way:0)  where she featured a spot on the front porch with a chalkboard. I thought how cute. A great idea for friends that stop by and missed you, the LOVLEY UPS and FEDEX men that come and give me gifts or to let your guest know that your in the backyard!

Patio Chalkboard

So there you have it my front patio all styled up and ready for summer:0)


Make sure you come back next week and I’’ll show you how to make your own outdoor chalkboard and hello summer sign!

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  1. Ummm…can I come live at your house? Pretty please? Everything you did is sooooo perfect…

  2. So fun! I love the chalk board too…You and your hubby are so adorable!

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  4. Happy Belated Birthday! What a blessing to go on a wonderful getaway for a few days.

    Your front porch do-over is perfect! Love the “Hello Summer” and “Chalkboard” signs. And the lanterns, ooooh and the rug, and …. oh forget it, I love ALL of it!

    Can’t wait to see the tutorial.

  5. Wow, this all looks great! Love the pillows and summer sign! And happy belated birthday too! Looks like a fabulous resort!

  6. LOVE IT! I don’t know what my most loved item is, the ‘Hello Summer’ sign or the outdoor chalkboard. I would love to know where you get those iron hooks you hang your signs from:) Great ideas Destiny!

  7. Destiny, you wow me again! Soooo love the way everything pulled together! I recently did a little to my front porch, but this inspires me to do more. Thanks gorgeous!

  8. Des! I love what you did! The porch looks fabulous and ready for the summer!Im hoping that I can come to visit soon so we can chit chat and really catch up on that cute front porch!;)

  9. Wow! How did you do this for $65? You are so creative!

  10. Oh my name…that is so pretty! Love what you did here :)

  11. OH MY GOSH! This is a FAB Makeover! You ROCKED IT!

  12. Great job pulling together such a beautiful space on a tight budget! BTW, that rug was worth the splurge!!

  13. That is SO cute! Great job! Love the sign with the bike.

  14. I love it! It looks fabulous! The colours are wonderful! Angie xo

  15. How cute is your patio??!! I’d love to come over and relax there :) The “hello summer” sign is my favorite.

  16. You did a fabulous job!! Absolutely brilliant, Destiny!! I don’t know how you can create off the cuff like that, I’m a copy catter, have to see something similar that I like. I need to do my front porch area, perhaps I’ll brainstorm something for the spring so it gives me time to develop something. Maybe I’ll shoot you a couple pics so you can see my blank canvas I’m working with and give me an idea or two. ;) Great job, sister, it looks awesome. Love ya!

  17. Destiny, saw you on Nate and you are so much fun, love your design sense and your home :) Just wondering where did you get make that tiered tray on the table? I’ve been searching for one similar for our baby shower and have been unable to find one.

  18. You did such an awesome job!! When you have a chance, would you mind linking some of your prices & places you found just so we know where you spent money & where you scoured the house for repurposes? That’d be a great point of reference for me & give me a better idea of what to shop for & what to scrimp on … Thanks! ~paisleymama

  19. You did such an awesome job!! When you have a chance, would you mind linking some of your prices & places you found just so we know where you spent money & where you scoured the house for repurposes? That’d be a great point of reference for me & give me a better idea of what to shop for & what to scrimp on … Thanks! ~paisleymama

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