My New Backyard: A Source List

Last week I showed you a time lapse video of our patio redecorating project: To My New Backyard (A Love Letter). Now here’s some photos by amazing shelter, wedding, and family photographer Raya of Raya Photography. My goal was to spiff up the deck using only American Express Membership Rewards points and my own two hands. Luckily I could use my points for gift cards to places like West Elm, Crate & Barrel, and Home Depot (amongst others). I also used some points to get cash back awards, so I could go off-site for a few special pieces (aren’t I crafty). Let me run you through a slide show and tell you where to snag some good deals…

  • Chargers 1 of 36
    I snagged some ikat chargers at World Market.
  • Meet the Patio 2 of 36
    Meet the Patio
    It's pretty cozy, inexpensive, and primarily DIY. You can see more pictures and find tutorials on Prudent Baby. Now let me tell you where I bought everything...
  • Trays & Bottles 3 of 36
    Trays & Bottles
    The rope table needed a flat surface to hold drinks and such, so I picked up these beautiful bentwood trays at Crate & Barrel.
  • Pallet Daybed 4 of 36
    Pallet Daybed
    I made the bed using two pallets and some plumbing fixtures. I purchased a twin size memory foam mattress, then covered it in a waterproof bed bug protecting cover to protect it.
  • Bedding & Bolsters 5 of 36
    Bedding & Bolsters
    I purchased a white linen daybed cover and a set of white linen bolsters from West Elm, which I ombre-dyed a dusky peach.
  • Fabric Tassel Garlands 6 of 36
    Fabric Tassel Garlands
    I was inspired by Confetti's System's tissue paper garlands to sew these, using Kona solids from Fabricworm.
  • Settee 7 of 36
    This settee was a steal from Anthropologie at only $150, but it appears to be sold out!
  • Napkins & Plates 8 of 36
    Napkins & Plates
    I made the napkins with a serger and picked up a stack of serving dishes at Crate and Barrel
  • Vintage Serving Cart 9 of 36
    Vintage Serving Cart
    I picked this up at fave local treasure-hunting spot Wertz Brothers.
  • More Goodies 10 of 36
    More Goodies
    I like lots of stuff piled around. The ship's wheel I found at Melrose Trading Post flea market, and the vases are thrift store finds.
  • Head Vase 11 of 36
    Head Vase
    This vase is a thrift store find, reminiscent of Jonathan Adler'sDora Maar Vase.
  • Stoneware Sun 12 of 36
    Stoneware Sun
    This lovely Utopia Sun is from Jonathan Adler.
  • Pretty Pottery 13 of 36
    Pretty Pottery
    This little treat was a gift from Succulent Love Designs.
  • Cake Stand 14 of 36
    Cake Stand
    I love cake stands and use them all over my home to pile anything and everything on. This one is from Sweets Large Pedestal from Crate and Barrel.
  • Ikat Woven Baskets 15 of 36
    Ikat Woven Baskets
    These baskets hold flip flops and toys, from West Elm.
  • Banda Armchair 16 of 36
    Banda Armchair
    The Banda Armchair from anthropologie is my favorite thing on the deck.
  • Rope Coffee Table & Bowl 17 of 36
    Rope Coffee Table & Bowl
    I picked up this table on clearance at Anthropologie. I do think it's lovely, but a table made out of rope can't hold much. So i added some trays, problem solved. My favorite thing on the coffee table is the David Stark Rope Bowl.
  • Planters 18 of 36
    These hanging planters from Ikea sit on the steps. They're not always in stock so if you see them, snap em up.
  • Bedding 19 of 36
    Because we usually leave the french doors open, I spruced up the bed with a new Parachute Duvet from West Elm, and a few ruffled pillows from Urban Outfitters. And also a glass of champagne from my refrigerator.
  • Hanging Vases 20 of 36
    Hanging Vases
    I picked up some airplants at a local nursery and hung them in these bubbles vases from West Elm.
  • Dining Table 21 of 36
    Dining Table
    Instead of purchasing a new one, I sewed a tablecloth for the trusty Docksta table from Ikea.
  • Vintage Salt & Pepper Shakers 22 of 36
    Vintage Salt & Pepper Shakers
    I have a collection I gathered on ebay.
  • Dishes and Glassware 23 of 36
    Dishes and Glassware
    I whipped out my Thomas Paul melamine plates and vintage wine glasses, and picked up woven grass placemats from Ikea.
  • Flowers 24 of 36
    Of course I had to hit up Trader Joes for some flowers.
  • Chair Cushions 25 of 36
    Chair Cushions
    I sewed these chair cushions using an embroidery pattern from Urban Threads to create the woman in the headress.
  • Dining Chairs 26 of 36
    Dining Chairs
    These chairs were a steal at four for $135 at Overstock, I've seen similar ones for over $300 each.
  • Embroidered Pillows 27 of 36
    Embroidered Pillows
    I made these pillows using machine embroidery patterns from Urban Threads.
  • Jugs & Candles 28 of 36
    Jugs & Candles
    The jug and candles were from west elm, along with the slate candle trays. The flowers are in a mason jar.
  • Woven Seagrass Pendant 29 of 36
    Woven Seagrass Pendant
    Having an intimate light over the table in the evenings is one of my favorite touches. This pendant is from West Elm.
  • Gold Pillow 30 of 36
    Gold Pillow
    The glazed pillow cover and insert are from West Elm.
  • Chevron Pillows 31 of 36
    Chevron Pillows
    I made all of the large pillowcases and used West Elm daybed pillow inserts. The lovely Chevron pillows are from West Elm. The other two black tribal pillows are from Ikea.
  • Fabric Tassel Garlands 32 of 36
    Fabric Tassel Garlands
    These are so simple to make. I show you how right here. No sewing required!
  • Beach House Tub 33 of 36
    Beach House Tub
    This tub from Company Store is great for drinks during parties, but I use it for extra placemats and table linens tucked under the bench. I also snagged one of their outdoor adirondack pet beds though it didn't make it into the pics, my dog loves it.
  • Long Bench and Cushion 34 of 36
    Long Bench and Cushion
    The Wood Slat Bench from West Elm and bench cushion are made for outdoors, and I spiced it up a bit by block printing some fabric and sewing it into a removable cushion cover.
  • Luxe Towels 35 of 36
    Luxe Towels
    We have a DIY pool, so I use one of the ikat baskets to store some fluffy new towels from the Turkish Towel company.
  • Hardware 36 of 36
    To make my pallet daybed I needed a new orbital sander, polyurethane, and a bunch of misc supplies which I purchased with my membership rewards points via a gift card to my favorite store, Home Depot.

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