How To Easily Spruce Up Your Cement Patio

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When I say I’ve been wanting to redecorate my patio for a while, I mean like 7 years sort of while. It’s been on my to do list but since I never use it I’ve just been putting it off.  Sure I haven’t really used it because there’s really been nothing to sit on or enjoy out there. I knew I needed a bistro set for the small space and lots of great accents. Due to my small space, I decided to move my bar cart out on the patio to house some plants and herbs. Always great to be able to repurpose furniture in new ways. Adding a little woven tapestry to the black metal wall helped to warm up the space and make it feel more like home. Plus, the outdoor rug (yes this is a thing and I think every patio needs one) is quickly becoming Pork’s favorite place to hang out. 

To celebrate my newly decorated outdoor space I thought it was only fitting to finally cook. I NEVER cook, which is why you only see cocktail recipes and some dessert ones here on the blog. Even though I consider myself a decent cook, I actually HATE doing it. I hate the big mess it makes, cooking for one is always a pain in the butt, and I’m really just totally fine with having cereal for dinner. But I decided to finally whip something up that’s perfect to celebrate an outdoor space. This Mexican inspired menu includes some of my favorite things like jalapeño, steak and grilled corn. Check back next week for the recipes and more photos of the feast!

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18 Comments

  1. That looks absolutely amazing! I love cement the herb planters!

    Posted 7.10.15 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Thank you! They’re perfect right?

      Posted 7.10.15 Reply
  2. It looks awesome!! I would be out here allllll the time. Excited for the recipes!!

    Posted 7.10.15 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Thank you! I’ll be sharing them next week!

      Posted 7.10.15 Reply
  3. A total difference from what it used to look like out there! YAY for you cooking, too!

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
    https://poorlittleitgirl.com

    Posted 7.10.15 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Such a big difference!

      Posted 7.10.15 Reply
  4. Your patio is so cute!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

    Posted 7.10.15 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Thank you!

      -Jessica

      Posted 7.10.15 Reply
  5. Amber wrote:

    Beautiful decorating!

    I am pinning some of these images!!

    *HAPPY FRIDAY*


    Amber
    All the Cute
    Recent Post: Rosegal Printed Romper

    Posted 7.10.15 Reply
  6. Amber wrote:

    p.s… your pup is too cute! :o)


    Amber
    All the Cute

    Posted 7.10.15 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Thank you!

      Posted 7.10.15 Reply
  7. Your patio is too cute – making me feel like I definitely need to step up my game!

    P.S. You should totes bring Pork to the next SBScon, I’ll baby sit, and by baby sit I mean take photos together.

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent
    https://thekentuckygent.com

    Posted 7.10.15 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Last years sbscon I lived in the hotel it was hosted at for a month bc of a bathroom leak and pork was there too. I’ll never forget my sister walked her and Shelby screamed OMG is that pork?? And my sister was like unmmmm yeah who are you?? So funny.

      Posted 7.10.15 Reply
  8. Ashlee wrote:

    Great job! It looks awesome! Love the re-purposing of the bar cart. And I want that steak and corn right now! Looking forward to the recipes!

    Posted 7.10.15 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Love repurposing favorites like that, thanks for stopping by!

      Posted 7.10.15 Reply
  9. Tamara wrote:

    Perfect!

    Posted 7.10.15 Reply
  10. Sue wrote:

    It looks awesome.. So cozy?
    Where did you find the woven tapestry?
    It definitely brings everything together.

    Posted 8.14.15 Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      It’s from World Market!

      Posted 8.15.15 Reply

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