Speaking of Colton's backyard birthday party, there will be about 20 friends of his plus their parents hanging out in our backyard to celebrate. Needless to say, this upcoming event has me looking around the backyard and patio for areas that need improvement. Despite having just redone this area a year ago or so (in anticipation of Colton's second birthday party!), I actually founds lots of problem areas. Luckily, most of them were pretty easy fixes.
Like this mobile. You can't really tell in the before picture, but the mobile was a teal/green/blue creation I had purchased from CB2 a few years back. I liked the colors, but it really didn't match the patio's decor (I had originally bought it for the living room, but then couldn't figure out where to hang it there). So I spray painted it yellow, and now it fits.
|BEFORE: you can see the doomed project in the center|
And maybe my most exciting update (at least for this post) are to the canvases that you can see on either side of the wood plan in the above picture. Last year, I hoped to wrap them in fabric, but I couldn't find a fabric that worked with my color scheme. So I painted them instead. I am definitely an amateur painter at best, and they pretty much confirmed that. This year, I happened to stumble across this fabric that totally fits the color scheme (and that I'm pretty much obsessed with now and wants to use pretty much everywhere in our house).
Improvements, right? But guess what?!? Those were only the smallish updates. I have some others up my sleeve that I'm currently working on. Hopefully, I'll be back to share them with you some time next week so stay tuned!