Lowe’s has my favorite outdoor products, so I was thrilled to collaborate with them on this Budget Backyard Makeover. If you haven’t checked out the outdoor items at Lowe’s yet this year, you need to! They have beautiful things!
We are just about to wrap up the One Room Challenge here and I can’t wait to share the reveal with you later this week, but today I am going to share a space that has never been seen here on the blog! Our backyard! I am the first to admit that I am not the best landscaper. I love to renovate and decorate inside our home, but I really don’t have the eye for things outside. Not only do I have the eye for it, but I lack the desire too. If you know me personally, you know that I don’t like to go outside. Unless of course that outside involves the beach or a big outdoor shopping complex 🙂
We have lived in our home for 3 1/2 years and we have done some work on our front yard, including replacing the front porch and putting in a retaining wall, but our backyard, nothing. Ryan cuts the grass and that’s the extent of our outdoor work! So when Lowe’s asked if I wanted to complete a backyard project on a budget, that sounded right up our alley! I love budget projects and definitely needed a kick in the pants to get motivated to spruce up our backyard.
Well…you know how sometimes one project spirals into the next and next thing you know you have created a monster? Well, I am definitely guilty of that here. So I went to Lowe’s in search of a fire pit and some comfy chairs for around it and I started falling in love with things left and right. I knew I couldn’t leave with just a fire pit…so I filled up my trunk with lots of goodies and made my way home! After looking over all of Lowe’s seating and tables, I knew we needed an outdoor table. My daughter loves being outside (she didn’t get it from me) and I know that she would love having dinner al fresco. Problem is, our back patio area is minuscule and really only fits our grill. So first project spiral number one…we need a back patio.
Well, if we are going to be digging up our yard for a patio, well then we might as well put in that french drain that we desperately need to keep water out of our renovated basement family room. Project spiral number two…put in a french drain. So you see, our fire pit from Lowe’s has now turned into an entire backyard renovation! With the amount of rain we have had, our patio and drain aren’t finished yet, but I am dying to show you what I got from Lowe’s. Their patterns and pieces are so on trend and look like the high end outdoor products you can get elsewhere for so much more money! While I wish I was showing you a final reveal today, you can blame the weather for the delay, but I will share as soon as everything is finished!
I stocked up on a bunch of beautiful pillows that are going to add so much color and comfort to our new patio!
I love this rectangle planked table and chairs and the umbrella will add some much needed shade to our backyard.
I love the slatted detail on the table and also the bright cushions that I picked up for the chairs!
And of course, I had to get the fire pit! It was my original intention after all! We have had these green Adirondack chairs for years and they are a great height for the fire pit. Now I just need to stock up on marshmallows for my daughter’s favorite s’mores!
I am so excited to have a space to entertain in outside! Having an extension of our living room is perfect for the upcoming warm summer months! We don’t have a ton of space or a large budget, but Lowe’s definitely has items perfect for what we needed. Check out their patio guide for some great inspiration.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Lowe’s.
28 thoughts on “Budget Backyard Makeover”
I really want a fire pit and I am hoping this is the summer we get one. We don’t go outside much at night in the summer because of all the woodland creatures, but maybe a fire would keep them away?
We have tons of bugs in our yard so I’m hoping the fire keeps them away from us!
Lowes does have a wide selection of back yard furniture to choose from. Plus all the different plants and flowers available to plant around your yard. Love the pillows.
Yes! They have such nice plants and flowers! Taming our flower beds and planting is next on my list!
This is exactly what I was looking for. My patio is lacking to say the least. I don’t have a huge amount of money to change it up so this is a perfect post for me.
Ours was definitely lacking too but now I’m loving all the color!
I love the colorful pillows and the color scheme. Your grass is pretty too! We pretty much live outside during spring and summer and this is a great place to relax.
My daughter loves to be outside and I’m happy that I’ll have a spot to sit and watch her play now!
Ohh thanks for sharing your design. I love the vibrant colors of the pillows and the candles add some elegant style on it too.
Thank you! The candles look even better at night time when they are lit up!
Oh I love this thank you so much I want to do something with our garden this year so this is just the sort of thing I needed to read and I so want a little fire for in the garden!
I love the addition of the pillows! That bright blue color really pops and brightens up the whole outdoor space!
I can’t wait until the weather breaks here so I can work in my backyard. There is so much to do back there. These are all great makeover tips too.
We have a very similar fire pit and we love it. We use it all summer long and whenever else we feel like sitting outside.
I love your firepit and the umbrella and table set. It looks beautiful and makes me wish I had a house to decorate the outside.
I absolutely love the colors on the cushions and pillows! You got a beautiful setup in your backyard!
I love your pics. They are just so cute and cozy. I should rethink how my backyard should look.
I always love the look of pillows but am admittedly too busy to remember to bring them in. I think we need a new umbrella.
Your backyard looks stunning with that furniture and those cute little plants. I would love to do that to our patio. Relaxing there during evenings or having a cup of coffee in the morning with family there would be so nice. 🙂
I think every backyard needs a fire pit. After we redo our backyard I wan to get one. I think it’ll be great for s’mores and just sitting around and chatting.
I am loving this decor! Beautiful pops of blue and green!
Wow. That would be nice to have in the garden. If we had that in our backyard, we’d have tons of evening fun with the kids. Endless smores and story telling!
Yes! It will be so nice to spend time out here with our girls!
Oh goodness, I love everything you mentioned in this post – the chairs, the throw pillow, fire pit, the umbrella and garden set. It will be a good summer to spend in our own home if we had garden furniture that pretty!
THank you Annemarie!! I love all the pieces too and they work so well together!
This is so pretty! What a great place to relax! I am loving all of the bright colors, I like to go bold with my outdoor decorating too.
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