As you know I have recently had my patio screened in. The idea is to be able to use it 360 days out the 365 days of the year. I am figuring on about 5 days of too cold here during the winter, or maybe too hot during the day but comfortable enough at night to enjoy.
The most expense was the actually enclosing of the patio but someone locally, a neighbor, has done so many here, he did mine. So after that, putting it all together will be the next expense and can't break the budget.
Right now, I have been using resin furniture because it's been exposed to the elements, but I want to go more comfortable... and more living, den feeling, without losing the tropics.
The first expense, of decorating, was the curtains. They are shear and light enough to blow in the breeze BUT enough to give some privacy inside and out. It makes a big difference not feeling like I am sitting in the middle of the (main) road! Two shipments under $75.00!!
I will start with 2 free sample quarts, I got from ACE Hardware during a promotion, on the shed. It will give me an idea of how the two colors will match. After seeing the colors together, I will decide if they are the colors I want the "room" to be as well as the whole trailer.
Two beachy aquas and white trim... I'm liking how it looks! I couldn't stand anymore because I had started cleaning out the shed. It will be easy enough to start with paint and get it done.
|UPDATE: Shed front finished painting with two coats! DONE!!|
I have an area rug (indoor/outdoor) there for my seating area but I want to do wall-to-wall indoor/outdoor carpet as a base. I wind up with 230 sq. ft. and looking at 3 different types of indoor/outdoor carpet I come up with $180, $203, and $250 to cover the floor. My biggest decision is color! How crazy is that.
Found these at the dumpster and they are in great shape. I think I decided on a sand color carpet! FREE is great but the color and traditional style will last and work out well.
Next I will be checking out thrift stores again. I want a futon or twin day bed (that I may be able to put together myself) and comfy chairs for lounging out there and something to use as a buffet for those things that I wouldn't have to go in and out for.
I'm going to make a railing looking like pilings with rope around it. In my head, it seems easy enough. And will take done my aluminum screen door and eventually replace with a wood screen door.
Of course, the list goes on, but this is where I start a new month. I may not accomplish it all but that's my start.
Wishing you the best for a new month to do what makes you feel good and gets you closer to where you want to be.