It’s full on into the Summer season now and one of my favorite ways to enjoy it, is to sit on my patio. When I come home from being at C&F, there’s nothing like lounging on my deck with an ice cold beverage, watching the people pass by and having a little BBQ too.
It took over a year for me to finally get my patio the way I wanted it to look, plants wouldn’t grow, chairs were too big, but now it’s just right.
I recently got my place featured on a website called Apartment Therapy.
Check out my tiny little oasis on Apartment Therapy
Since then, i’ve managed to build a large cedar bench (with the help of my boyfriend) to replace my previous seating.
The bench ended up costing half of what i’d pay for one in a store and the benefit is that I could customize the length to fit my patio perfectly. Most quality wood benches in the store are anywhere from $100 – $300 and my bench was about $50. All the wood was untreated cedar which was all pre-cut at the hardware store to the sizes that we pre-measured before hand. We also purchased some extra long screws, some boat varnish to finish the wood, sandpaper, and the decorative cushion for the top.
You can find this cute cushion at Canadian Tire for around $35
To top it all off, I found a retro style Coca Cola crate to store all my BBQ accessories in and next to that, the little BBQ fits right in just so.