New chairs, new paint, new Blackstone griddle, and more!! Patio and porch updates!
Hello friends! I mentioned on Tuesday’s post that I’d be back today to share a few updates on our outdoor areas. I added some new pillow covers, chairs and did some painting and more. So I thought I’d show y’all.
I probably should’ve named this post “Meet Piper Part 2” though. Haha! You’ll see! ;) If you missed who Piper is, check out this post here.
Patio and Porch Updates
I had been wanting more comfortable chairs…like these… around the fire pit for a long while. But dang these things are expensive!
I found these on Wayfair … here … and so much cheaper than most other places.
And the quality is great!
Not only that, but they have drink holders that hide away.
Now you see it.
Now you don’t.
Love that feature.
They are really great quality and even fold up flat easily if that is something you’d need them to do.
This rocker set on the right is new as of last year. I found it on FB Marketplace. It was brand new but the person who bought it said it did not fit on the deck of their condo as planned. So I added these new pillow covers for the throws this year. The link I had for these no longer works. Boo.
However, these are similar and the same as the ones I bought for the porch (just a different color). You can find them here.
One of my many hydrangea bushes behind this chair. This particular bush looked like it was on steroids this year with the amount of blooms!
This bench has been around for a very long time now! I spray-painted it to give it a fresh look.
It’s one I built years back. You can read all about it here. (and how we used recycled wood for it)
Considering I’ve used it to spray paint all kinds of projects out back for several years! Ha!
It’s looking good again now though. This is the spray paint I used, loved it!
I love having the extra seating at the back of the firepit.
We built our firepit some years back. More recently we decided to put a smokeless Solo stove inside. That was a great improvement and we really enjoy it.
This is the one we got, here.
And this was another FB Marketplace find. It started out bronze colored but after getting these other two new things (Adirondack chairs and rocker chair/table set) that were black, I decided to repaint it in black also.
This is how it looked before.
And now looks like this.
I don’t love that the glass is brown but watch ya gonna do? ;) I’m not replacing it!
I do have tan seat cushions and a tan umbrella so I’m calling it good!
And I do love the finish on this spray paint though. It’s a soft black that is matte in finish. Not a harsh, dark, shiny typical black spray paint.
Love it so much better black! (here is the link again, it’s the same one I used on the bench above)
It looks so good that I think it looks like this set came this way from the get go.
The other view.
As comfy as these are, they are even comfier with pillows so I may add some to these chairs.
And this one watching me shoot photos. lol (and Ryder to the side there, you can see his floofy tail)
She’s going to look so different once those ears are fully standing up.
We also got a Blackstone Griddle! Woohoo!! I’ve been wanting one for forever and found it at Costco for $100 off from what Lowe’s was selling the exact model for. It went out of stock before we got back to get it so had to wait for it to come back into stock. Which is did a few weeks later, thank goodness!
It did not come with a cover so got this cover here.
By the way, that’s one of the cornhole pits back there my husband built a few years ago. They are great!
We have yet to use the Blackstone griddle because I think we have to do some prep first. (seasoning, etc.) But soon!
Isn’t she pretty? I can’t wait to cook all the things on it!
I’ve had this iron “smasher” for a while but have never used it. I can’t wait to make smash burgers with it! lol
I also got this set of accessories to go with it. You can find it here.
You can NOT beat it for the price. SO much came with it!
I gave this little stand a little bit of aqua color. And set the pretty flowers I got from my cousin on top.
Aren’t they gorgeous?
Okay, let’s see what I changed here.
The old chairs were not holding up as well as I’d hoped. The caning was old already so they were just very tired looking.
AND I was tired of looking at them! haha I was just ready for a little change.
So I got these pretty aqua ones for several reasons. Adding a splash of color out here, liked the style better and better for weather conditions.
And new pillow covers on the couch.
You can find them here.
I love the splash of color they provide. Everything was neutral and blue/aqua.
Which I love but also loving the splash of color too!
And then there are these shenanigans going on as I’m snapping photos with them two up here on the porch!! haha!!
Piper trying to eat the rug. lol
And the fringe on this throw rug, haha!
Caught ya. ;) Look at those pretty baby blues. She looks so innocent, doesn’t she?
Nothing to see here. Haha
Love this one!!!
Gosh, she sure is a pretty girl. How cute is she going to be with those big ears standing straight up?!
Then there is this one! Love it even more!!
How absolutely precious is this?? Love, love, love.
Can’t believe I caught that one on camera!
Oh, we also added lights all the way around the patio since the last time I shared. We absolutely LOVE them. They add so much beauty (and light) at night.
Highly recommend doing it!
Hope you enjoyed seeing some of our changes outside! And our Piper girl and Ryder boy.
They are slowly learning about each other. If you want to see a quick little video of them, hop over to Facebook.
Any guesses where Piper was as I was writing this post today?? Or how about Ryder??
Piper in my lap sleeping…Ryder at my feet sleeping. lol
Have a wonderful weekend my beautiful friends! If any of you own a Blackstone griddle, I’d love all the tips!