Creating the Perfect Outdoor Space with Wayfair

It’s finally Spring! The weather is getting warmer, flowers are blooming, and being outdoors is basically a requirement. I love getting outdoors when it’s warmer and soaking up the sun’s rays but currently, I have no furniture outside. Since I have no patio furniture I thought I’d throw together a wish-list of some great pieces I think would throw the space together. Wayfair has so many great and affordable products for the outdoors. They have products for home decor and pets too which makes decorating any space a breeze.

Here are some products I’d love to have on my patio:

Porto 4 Piece Lounge Seating Group with Cushion in color “Spruce Blue” (<-Link Here)

Lounge seating is perfect for spending time with friends outdoors. It’s basically like bringing your living room outside. 🙂 I love the Coastal look of these.

Beechwood Indoor/Outdoor Throw Pillow in color “Light Gray” (<-Link Here)

Pillows add an accent or a pop of color to furniture. I love pillows with patterns, especially.

Tub 3 Piece Metal Pot Planter Set (<-Link Here)

Pot planters are great because you can place them wherever you’d like and put so many things in them. You can put flowers, succulents, or even fresh herbs in them! They add life to your space.

Metal Lantern (<-Link Here)

Lanterns make your patio space cozy during the night. You can place them on your table, on the ground or even hang them in nearby trees.

Tailgater 20 Wood Fired Grill (<-Link Here)

My husband and I love to do cook outs, so cooking steaks, burgers, hot dogs, and kabobs are definitely on the menu. There’s something so delicious about the wood-smoked flavor these grills have.

Classic 5 Piece Dining Set (<-Link Here)

 

If you’re going to have a grill, you may as well have an eating area, right? I love tables you can put an umbrella on to keep the hot sun off yourself while it’s scorching outside, or you can have the umbrella off when you’re soaking up rays.

If you’d like to create your own perfect patio space, check out this Patio Furniture Makeover Starter Kit on Wayfair’s website. There are endless possibilities for colors, materials, style and functionality. They truly have it all!

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Ciao!

Weekend Project: Mirrored Canvas

WEEKEND

This week’s weekend project is inspired by Pinksofoxy (now Christine Kobzeff), a vlogger from Youtube. 🙂 She made a really cool mirrored canvas and I wanted to try to make one as well. Definitely check out her videos. She has some really great ideas for projects and organization.

Here is what you’ll need for this project:

A mirror to break up

(As Christine said, I got the long mirror in the back in Lowes for 5 dollars.) The really cute mirrors were on clearance from $25 to $9! Those are actually for another project, but I thought I’d throw those in there. Gotta love a great deal.

Standard Grout Sponge

Ground Steel Ceramic Floor Trowel

Caulking Gun

Mirror Adhesive

Gloves

Bucket

2ftx2ft Plywood Paneling 1/8 thick or more

1inx2in Boards

Sanded Grout (any color you like)

supplies-for-project

border1I had my husband help me with this. We framed the back of the plywood paneling so that it would be sturdy and not flop around. This is where your screws and 1inx2in boards will come into play.

screwsYou can see here where we put the screws. We couldn’t find any the size we wanted. Since they ended up being long, we had the wood sit on its longer side.

mirror

After framing, you’ll want to break apart your mirror. We did this on a trash bag in the kitchen but I would recommend doing this outside. We live in an apartment so we could only do what we could.

assemblingmirrorStart assembling your mirror pieces how you want them. I loved the look of Christine’s starburst design so I wanted to go with a similar theme. Pretty much, you want to get an idea of where you’re going to glue them down without actually doing so.

jjjjjjNext, take your adhesive and start pressing your pieces into place. I let mine dry for 30 mins. to an hour just to be on the cautious side.

groutYou’ll want to now start mixing grout.  Follow the directions on the bag. 🙂

slather-it-onStart slathering the grout around the canvas with your sponge or you can use a grout spatula like we used. You want to cover everything.

smoothingI wore some gloves and smoothed everything down.

sponge-grout

Once you’ve got everything looking totally messy and covered, take your sponge, dip it in a bowl of water, wring it out, and  begin to (layer by layer) work the grout off the mirrored pieces. Do this in a smooth motion so everything looks even.

Let this dry for a day or so, wipe off the mirror pieces so there’s no cloudiness  on them, and you’re done!! :))

finished-mirror

 The finished project.

I hope you’ll try this out. It does take a bit of work but it’s really fun. 🙂

Have a wonderful weekend!

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