Some days, I’m just doing the afternoon dishes and I look up and oh my word, there are grapevines growing in my backyard. Y’all know I love wine, I drink my fair share of it, and even dream of starting a wine blog someday. Life is good, you’ll get no complaints from me. I’m still pinching myself that we were given the opportunity to redeem American Express Rewards points to spruce up our sad patio. Thanks so much to all of you who shared your input two weeks ago.
We thought about the purpose of this space, and it’s mostly for lounging and sharing a beverage with friends. The BBQ is up on this patio, so my mister and I envision a place where the family and friends can seek shade and visit with the BBQ Master (aka Mr. CG) while he cooks up his latest concoctions on the grill.
I decided on a simple and breezy ‘fits the style of my yard’ design, one that wouldn’t compete with the view of the vines. This patio plan is filled with natural wood tones and woven textures, to be decorated in neutral shades of taupe and cream, with pops of green and yellow. I’m so excited to pull this all together!
There is no place for shade in our yard, so a seasonal covering was essential to the design plan. We chose a 12’ x 12’ cabana that is on its way, also some outdoor cushions and pillows, as well as some accessories for sharing a beverage while meals are prepped. I love the idea of enchanting lighting, so I’ll definitely be hanging mini lanterns! Some new plantings around the corners will be nice, perhaps some olive or citrus trees in pots. I’ll link to all the items in the big reveal.
Wine barrels are readily available for cheap in these parts, so I foresee one or two DIY projects in my near future for this patio. I’m inspired by these uses for wine barrels, and I’m sure I can pull off a less expensive version!
That’s the plan, I’m hoping to have something to show y’all in the next two weeks! All of this courtesy of the American Express Rewards Program, who are also sponsoring today’s giveaway, a $100 gift card to Home Depot!
Want a chance to win it?
Eligibility to win the $100 gift card to Home Depot:
1) Answer this question: What would you do with a $100 gift card to Home Depot? Some paint or a new faucet? Perhaps an outdoor project of your own? Simply share your home improvement need for a chance to win.
2) For additional chances to win, link to this giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter, then leave additional comment(s) stating where you linked (FB or Twitter).
One winner only, chosen at random. Giveaway ends Monday June 6th at 10 p.m. PST.
I’m off to the salvage yard, my head filled with ideas!
Good luck in the giveaway, and happy weekend !!
Disclosure: I have been provided with 150,000 complimentary American Express Membership Rewards points to spruce up this outdoor space.