After we mingled under this covered patio for our Memorial Day party, I realized that it had a lot of potential. I wanted to make it into a Summer Space where the children could read, eat, craft and lounge around in the warm weather. If it was my home I'd probably build an outdoor kitchen on the right complete with sink and stove, repaint everything and enjoy the space to the fullest. For now though I just swept the deck and started to make it our outdoor home.
I first added a hand-me-down folding cot so that the children could rest and read outside. The duvet is from the garage. The table Cerys made with her Kindergarten class and we won it in the school auction. The pillows were bartered from a friend.
A small attempt to make it more magical by hanging some fabric. I'm going to hopefully thrift some more to complete the covering on the underside of the roof. The paint job of the fence is a bit too much to take in but we try to ignore that part of it.
Lots of space to fill with more supplies as I thrift throughout the summer.
This next summer space is not mine. But it was the inspiration that led me to make our own summer space. This is my friend Rebecca's summer tent that she creates every summer up in Washington.
Isn't this the most magical tent that you've ever seen? One day I hope to replicate my space with a little more imagination. I love the colors, the flowers and just the beauty of it all. You can find more photos of this incredible summer space on Rebecca's blog.
Do you have a special summer space? Maybe somewhere outside? Maybe in a cool basement? By the pool?