This IS Kmart.
Now that you all know where you can find the pieces I used to make over the backyard...
I am going to share the details and inspirations for the design.
The budget was $1500 total for outdoor living products, plants, lighting, etc.
I was thrilled to find out that I was able to mix my own accessories in
as well as change the item if I needed to for fitting my design.
I perused the Kmart website, got an idea of what I would use for my makeover
and went shopping!
Some of the inspirations for my design were in catalogs and my french design books
but I found elements that were just as beautiful and much more reasonably priced at Kmart.
We spend a huge amount of time outdoors in the Spring, Summer and Fall
so I wanted to create a space where we could roast marshmallows with the kids,
have a glass of wine with friends and just enjoy being outside.
~The Beach Area~
I already had chaise lounges that I love,
but really wanted some nice, thick and comfortable cushions.
The chaise cushions were priced at $42.49 on sale
and the 9' market umbrella $46.74 on sale.
Another important element-
I love outdoor lighting &
I think you can't have enough lights outside for parties
or just to add a bit of elegance to everyday occasions.
Globe lights ($8.74) were strung along the picket fence behind the chaise lounges
(they look FANTASTIC at night!)
and I was so excited to find a favorite type of light at Kmart too.
Farmers lanterns are perfect for ambiance
and I used several of them in each area of my design.
To light the steps...
on the tabletop & even a couple among
the branches of the apple tree.
Total Beach area makeover: $154.00 + tax
~The Sitting Area~
I wanted the pea gravel patio to have a comfortable seating area.
Somewhere to kick your shoes off,
warm your toes by the fire and chat while relaxing.
When I first went into Kmart to check out the seating areas,
this one caught my eye for several reasons.
The gorgeous vintage inspired look, red floral toile cushions
and of course the wicker! I love wicker!
This is all weather~ which I have not had before- but I loved the vintage style.
This area was where most of the money was spent
on the more substantial pieces to really create a living room outside.
The pieces are part of the Country Living line at Kmart.
The chairs were $150 each and the loveseat $250.
They have a couch too- which I REALLY loved also!
The cushions on this set are extra thick, well made & reversible
if you would like to change your look.
I also sewed a couple of drop cloth pillows &
ruffled seat covers for a flirty french feel when I want it
and to help keep them clean.
I used 2 shepherd hooks at $25.00 each to hang farmers lanterns on
for the seating area lighting
and added the charming firepit- $79.99
I also used 2 big frenchy urns for some red geraniums. $39.99.
These are gorgeous urns~
and this week ,
you can buy the matching bench for $99 and get an urn for free!
Total Sitting Area makeover cost: $826.00 + tax
~The Dining Area~
Ohhh how excited I was to find french bistro style chairs at Kmart!!!
I love these folding chairs and after seeing these at another store for $70.00 each~
I am loving Kmart's price too- on sale for $30.00 each!
They are made out of a heavy metal and
I love that you can pull them out for company as you need to.
They have several colors available online- but only turquoise & red in my stores.
I purchased the turquoise-which are so cute but were a bit bright for my design.
So I used white spray paint
as well as Krylon Hosta Leaf spray paint to antique and frenchify them.
I ended up doing half white and half antiqued
by lightly spraying the green on & sanding for the shabby look
& then I used stencils and black paint for the numbers on the back.
I also placed 2 more of the frenchy urns in the dining area.
They are perfect for the table top or sideboard.
The cost for the dining area~ $320.00+tax
Plants, miscellaneous and tax brought the total right to about $1500.
I was amazed at just how far $1500 went at Kmart & I was impressed
by the quality of the pieces I chose & their prices.
I saw beautiful dishes, monogrammed flatware
(saved in my cart online! Lol!)
& even bulk burlap online
Take another look at Kmart sometime...
you might be surprised at what you find too!
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study forcollectivebiasbut all the designs and opinions are my own.