When we bought our home, the lower area of our bank barn was junky and scary.
Before – previous owner’s things. It’s dark, scary, spidery and a little dangerous with broken glass. Old picture…sorry about the tiny size.
I shared some photos in our summer home tour but I wanted to share some true before along side the after pictures.
After – paneled wall, a LOT of paint and a concrete patio.
The transformation in pictures:
The harvest table looked liked this before and was actually nailed to the back wall…we gave it a makeover too.
On the far wall, two old barrels topped with a door serves as a buffet table near the electrical outlet…great for serving and keeping crockpots and slow cookers warm.
Doesn’t the harvest table look 100% better with a paint job? The bench was ‘rescued’ too.
A framed chalkboard gets a new message with each party. Birthdays, graduations, etc. The tire planter is on the wall when we entertain but gets moved to the sun/rain otherwise. My giant painted puzzle playmat serves as wall art.
Wicker furniture is all from estate and yard sales – just a fresh coat of spray paint.
I still need to get two outdoor pendants/lighting. I’d love to stain/paint the concrete. I also have plans for moving things around and building a ‘bar’ type area. But for now, it’s perfect for parties and sometimes I come down here for some quiet time too.
It’s a fun area for hosting cookouts since it opens up into our huge back yard with plenty of room for volley ball, badminton, corn hole and a fire pit.
Everything about this porch/party area is so gorgeous now.
I want to ask you if you cut the harvest table down a bit? Like is the little game table part of the original harvest table?
Thanks, Sheryll! No, we only added new legs and painted the harvest table. The bench and game table were also “rescued” from the barn, cleaned up and painted. Gotta love “free”!
I LOVE it! It is SO very bright and cheery. I absolutely adore that tire planter- what a CUTE idea! That was a lot of work but so worth it in the end. xo Diana
Your covered patio is GORGEOUS, Roeshel! I love every single detail! I can see why you use it for quiet time as well as for parties! 🙂
Thanks, Laura! It’s like having another room! 🙂
Wow this space is amazing!
Wow what a difference! I love the colors, so bright and fun – and that tire planter is genius!
Thanks, Kelly! I know – it was quite frightening before. Love that it’s a useful space now. 🙂
Wow, what a transformation! The white paint everywhere sure makes a huge difference (and I LOVE the accents of red & turquoise)!
Wow what a difference, the first time I saw your patio I thought it was beautiful now it’s phenomenal with what you had to work with!! You always continue to inspire me!
You have impeccible taste! I strive to be successful like you one day!
WOW! What a transformation! This is what my dream patio would look like! The red and aqua are also my current favorite colors! Beautiful job!
Love it all great idea with the tire!
What an amazing transformation! I love the tire planter and framed chalk board.
How do you do it, Roeshel?! You manage to take something I would run screaming from and turn it into a space that I would have a hard time leaving. Loooove it!
seriously fabulous makeover Roeshel!!!
I am in love! that is amazing–the only thing that could possibly make me want it more would be if it was screened in (because my middle name is “bug bait”! Once again you have outdone yourself Roeshel!
Love it! Karen
Your covered patio is gorgeous! I love everything about it! It’s so comfortable and welcoming! Have a great week.
Wow and Zow!!! Now that is a transformation! The best kind in my opinion. You did an amazing job.
Wow – what a change! I looks awesome! I love it all but favorite thing is the tire with flowers.
It’s beautiful now and looks like the perfect place to spend time during the summer with a good book or friends.
What an amazing transformation and the perfect summer place to hang out. There are so many fun ideas!
Left-Right-Center as a giant yard game — OMG! My family would LOVE this!
Beautiful DIY job. You can add a vinyl covering to make it enjoyable all year round.