>A Patio with Coastal Charm

>Bringing a bit of coziness to your outdoor areas is easier than you may think.  Being outside is part of living the coastal lifestyle and we are lucky enough to have a covered patio area; which is attached to the side of our detached garage. The area  has basically just been used to walk in and out of the garage and store garden tools….sooooo….I put the garden tools into the garden shed (imagine that!) and dug out some polyester white curtains and curtain clips which I’d been saving for a rainy day.

Brass cup hooks worked for hanging the curtain clips from and a quick spray of waterproofing spray protects the fabric from splashes of water if its windy. Waterproofing spray can usually be found in the camping section of department stores or near the adhesives in hardware stores.  Rope found on the beach was used for curtain tie backs.

The previous owner of our home had left a Victorian-style  framed mirror as well as some ceramic owls in the garage.  A spray of white paint brought them back to life and worked great for decorating the patio walls.  We found some starfish on the beach last year; but once dried they didn’t turn out as nice as I had hoped so they, too, got a coating of white paint.

A galvanized pail full of floats, bobbles and seashells found on the beach add some coastal charm. Pansies add some addition sunshine to the area.

Our outdoor room has become a favorite place to enjoy morning coffee while watching the birds…or just
sitting and listening to the surf hit the shore.



Metamorphosis Monday


About marierhoades

Beach bum, wife, mother, lover of dogs & cats. Editor of Sally Lee by the Sea, http://nauticalcottageblog.com, a beach cottage design & lifestyle website.
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9 Responses to >A Patio with Coastal Charm

  1. >Looks like a nice nook to have lunch or coffee. Enjoy!

  2. bermudabluez says:

    >It turned out beautiful! How I wish I could sit and listen to the surf!! The closest I'm getting these days is to listen on YouTube…ha!

  3. Jen says:

    >Looks like a cozy space!So pretty!Stopping by from Met Mon!

  4. michelle says:

    >What a beautiful space you've created! Looks like a great place to spend a lazy afternoon with a friend!

  5. Julie Musil says:

    >I love this look! Makes me feel like I'm listening to waves crashing on the shore1

  6. Mikey says:

    >Very Pretty! I love the very beachy blue color and the understated elegance of the iron (?) candle holder with the rustic looking candles!

  7. Suzie says:

    >looks like pure peace!

  8. >Nice!!I am so ready for spring!!

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