Our back patio has been depressing me ever since the summer started. I hadn’t gotten around to cleaning it up or to buying a new kiddie pool for the ever-important mid-afternoon foot-dunking, before the weather turned brutally hot and humid. I didn’t want to be outside without the relief of the little pool, but I didn’t want to go to the effort to clean up the old one because it was too dang hot, and humidity makes me crabby.
Eventually (last week), Neil cleaned up the old pool, patched the holes he could find, and set it up for us to enjoy, but the rest of the patio looked kind of like a dump.
This morning, it was 70 degrees, breezy, and dry. Like a dream come true. I was inspired.
It looks better, no?
It’s not perfect. That pool is a disaster, and I am replacing it as soon as I can find a store that still has something similar in stock. If I had a budget for it, I’d replace or recover the chair cushions, too. We left them out all winter and now they are awful to look at. Of course, there is one simple thing I can do to deal with the aesthetic issues of this space…
only come outside at night. Candlelight makes everything look better 😀