The next photo is far from pretty, apart from my cat chilling on the bench, and yes, this is what our courtyard used to look like not too long ago…
And below is the current state… so much better don’t you agree? It’s amazing what a lick of paint and some TLC can do!
In an ideal world and if money grew on trees, we would put in a beautiful wooden deck and replace the vibracrete wall and table & bench set with something way more stylish. For now though, we are happy with a facelift as opposed to a full blown revamp. Our first stop was Builders Warehouse to get some much needed paints, spray paint and paint accessories as well as plants, potting soil and pots. For the vibracrete wall we chose a charcoal roof paint which is extremely practical and hard wearing. Next up was to paint the table and bench set and we went with a grey tinted varnish which will hopefully last longer.
Builders Warehouse has an amazing selection of spray paints especially the Rust-Oleum brand. Everything from brights and pastels, to metallics and textured finishes. I choose a rust finish to spray paint two hanging pots. In hindsight I wouldn’t advise spray painting larger pieces as one uses so much spray paint and seems quite non environmental.
To finish off, we needed some colour and the gorgeous yellow Bali umbrella from Pilgrimage Spaces set the tone. From there I decided to go with a mustard and grey colour palette and I found some beautiful pieces from H&M.
For this reveal I loaned the Seagrass rug from Haus as well as the Ikat Butterfly chairs and round Indian Chakki side table from Pilgrimage Spaces. I’d love to own these pieces but since they’re not outdoor items and storage is an issue for us, there’s sadly no place for them. They did transform my courtyard though and it just shows what you can do with a little effort. The Bali umbrella is a keeper though!
I’m looking forward to hosting our next garden party or gathering!
SHOP THE LOOK:
Segment Seagrass rug 180cm – Haus by Hertex
Ikat Butterfly chairs – Pilgrimage Spaces
India Chakki side table – Pilgrimage Spaces
Bali umbrella & stand – Pilgrimage Spaces
Grey dinner plates – H&M
Mustard throw – H&M
Duram Charcoal Roofkote/Weather Roof paint – Builders Warehouse
Fired Earth Velvetwood Varnish (grey moon) – Builders Warehouse
Rust-Oleum spray paint – Builders Warehouse
Potplants and plants – Builders Warehouse
Brass hammered candles – Builders Warehouse
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All photography: Lana Kenney ©