Thursday, July 14, 2011

Patio Reveal: They Call Me Mellow Yellow....

Master Bedroom
 Splash of yellow. Mellow Yellow. Lemon Drop Yellow. Yellow Submarine ...what?!  Well, you get the idea.  I am taking yellow people.  Last month, I revealed my new master bedroom with it's wonderful whites and pale yellow walls.  Well....I wanted to spruce up the patio keeping in a similar color theme, only popping it up with yellow accents. 

If you read my blog on Monday, you will recall that I wanted to complete the patio project in one day. I ran into some snags and it has taken me a few days to get to the point of a reveal.  For example, one snag I have had is a GFI is blown making the completion the water garden impossible. Regardless, with patience and endurance, I have made a lot of progress and want to show you how awesome it looks!

First the before images.....
The view on the patio from the master.  Nothing special. 
Junk laying around that needed to be cleared.
Unloved patio.  Good furniture to start with, just plain.
Cute little cafe table, only the wrong color.
So....my daughter and I headed out to shop for some fresh stuff and think of ideas.  We returned home with mostly ideas, not a lot of fresh stuff.  While we were out, I remembered that I had some pretty cool vintage sheets in my collection in yellow prints and I knew they would be perfect for pillow covers.  I did find some neat bright solid colored square pillows at Target and a few place mats too. 

I had been looking around the Internet for inspiration and saw a lot of outdoor drapery that I thought was divine. I picked up simple white sheer panels on sale at Bed Bath and Beyond.  In so many of those inspiration images, I also saw interesting chandeliers.  I remembered that I had in storage a super cool vintage chandy with flowers that were.....you guessed it, yellow! Yeah!  I did a drive-by of Lowes for some yellow spray paint for the cafe table and headed home.    

After sewing the pillows covers, spray painting the cafe table set and hanging the chandelier, I collected whatnots from around the house that I thought would go well.  I then headed back to Lowes and picked up a few fresh plants to place around. 

These following images were taken at dusk and have a little noise in them, but I wanted to capture the space with the glow of the chandelier.  Hope you enjoy!
 
View from the bedroom.


No more red cafe set....Mellow Yellow.

Notice the neat vintage
pillow case neck roll.

Whooose that?!!  Could that be Woodsy?!!

Detail.  Love the yellow Hibiscus.

The chandy has finally found a home!
 I still have a few more details to work on that aren't pictured here.  The water garden corner must wait for the electrician to arrive to repair the GFI. (Another hidden mishap due to the flood.)  When I complete that, I will show you.  Hanging the white sheers was quite the undertaking.  I used two huge pieces of bamboo that I had and used some jute to tie them into position.  Perhaps I will show those details in another post soon.  I hope you enjoyed seeing my awesome happy yellow patio!  It took me a little longer.....but hey, sometimes that just happens.

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26 comments:

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

What a difference! I love the curtain addition!

Katie said...

Love. love. love it!! It looks like such a relaxing place - especially getting to look out on the water! The little owl is adorable, and I love the curtains and yellow chairs!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Wow this looks phenomenal!

Ranger 911 said...

How pretty! What a beautiful place to relax on the waterfront.

Twice Nice said...

Ahhh, Serenity Now! Lovely space to relax in. Deb

Sue said...

Beautiful. I want to come live in your house!

scrapmebaby said...

It looks really, really pretty. Very inviting! I love yellow:) and I adore the chandy in an outdoor space.

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

So beautiful!

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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

lesley the whole place looks fantastic and so bright and happy!!! the little bistro set is like a little crowning touch! love it!

Stacey said...

I love the yellow! What a beautiful transfomation!
Stacey of Embracing Change

A Few Pennies said...

Perfection in yellow! I love your outdoor curtains too; all your pretty accessories blend in so well. Great job!

telisa@sugartotdesigns said...

this is amazing! love the curtains, chandelier and the yellow! wish i had a patio.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Great redo! I love the curtains! I just finished redoing our patio with yellow too:)

very merry vintage style said...

Absolutely stunning! The curtains are so elegant. Love every one of your bits of styling!
Mary

Jacqueline said...

What a gorgeous patio! Love yellow!

Just Jaime said...

Beautiful! Love how you've accessorized!

Jen T said...

That is stunning! You did a wonderful job..love the colors, furniture, plants, chandelier...ALL OF IT! Come do mine!!!! Jen

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...
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Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Absolutely lovely!!I I love the yellow- it's wonderful!! :)

Shabby Soul said...

Your patio is great!! I love it & the chandy is FAB!

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Every detail charming and elegant!I'm quite interested in how you hung the drapes. I'm your newest follower; found you via Debbie.

Sue said...

What a great job!! You really changed the space so well! The yellow really brightens it all up. You inspire me to use more yellow in my decorating! I'm your newest follower and came here from Debbie's. Do stop by my blog for a visit.
Blessings.....Sue

laxsupermom said...

Wow! What an incredible difference! Love the chandy! What a fun shape! The cafe set looks awesome yellow! Don't you love what a can of spray paint can do? Beautiful room and a beautiful view. Thanks for sharing.

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Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Whoa! what a difference some furniture place, due diligence, and splashes of yellow make.
I love the yellow color-- have it in my home. Makes it all cheerful, doesn't it?

Pat

Carolyn said...

Lovely, I love the splash of yellow throughout.

Lisa Montsion said...

You have a beautiful view outside.

lisa