i should be mopping the floor: Colorful Patio Makeover

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Colorful Patio Makeover

This Colorful Patio Makeover post is sponsored by Enbrighten Seasons Color Changing Café Lights by Jasco. All opinions and ideas are my own. #ColorCafeLights

Our Colorful Patio Makeover is pretty much complete.
Grab a glass of sweet tea and pull up an adirondack for this little tour of our space, y'all. 
Colorful Patio Makeover | Lots of fun, whimsical, homemade touches, and colorful lights make this patio a great spot to hang out!
We've been sitting out here every evening we possibly can...just basking in the glow of these LIGHTS and enjoying our work on this space. Check out all of the nitty gritty details below, including our awesomesauce Enbrighten Seasons Color Changing Café Lights (you guys...they change colors via remote!).

Colorful Patio Makeover | Lots of fun, whimsical, homemade touches, and colorful lights make this patio a great spot to hang out!
Earlier this week, I shared how we constructed our new patio table (click here for that post). Today, I'm so excited to share this entire space...it's definitely added an entirely new living area to our home. 


Colorful Patio Makeover | Lots of fun, whimsical, homemade touches, and colorful lights make this patio a great spot to hang out!
Before I show you all of the FUN, I have to tell you about these lights. Ummm...they're everything. I get to do some fun posts with cool home products here and there, but even my husband agrees with me when I say these lights are life-changing. We've installed party lights on our previous patio areas, but these are by far the nicest ones we have ever used. I love them so much, I'm going to get some for my office, too...I'd love to add that fun element of overhead party lights in there (since there is literally no overhead lighting at all in there right now). The color changing aspect takes these to a level I never even envisioned (there is a setting just with AQUA, y'all, it's like they had ME in mind!). We go from dimming to strobe to rainbow to solid...to whatever! They're truly amazing.


Colorful Patio Makeover | Lots of fun, whimsical, homemade touches, and colorful lights make this patio a great spot to hang out!
They work their magic with the flip of a switch...on a remote (I know, right?). 
Since we can see our patio from all aspects of our home (our house is a bit of a horseshoe around our patio), I can turn them on from inside and see their pretty glow from several spots within the home. 


Colorful Patio Makeover | Lots of fun, whimsical, homemade touches, and colorful lights make this patio a great spot to hang out!
When it's raining, we'll hang out on the couch in the sunroom and watch their glow. It's definitely almost summer in central Texas...the rainstorms have been pretty intense lately. We left the lights on during an entire storm last week and they were just fine...I grabbed the above photo to show how pretty the reflection of the lights is on the wet patio. Jasco’s Enbrighten Color Changing Lights are so stinkin' durable and heavy duty. They haven't been phased by any of our crazytown storms that have rolled in.


Colorful Patio Makeover | Lots of fun, whimsical, homemade touches, and colorful lights make this patio a great spot to hang out!
And look how gorgeous the bulbs are. While we were hanging them, my accidentally dropped and stepped on them (niiiiice), and they were completely unscathed. I love the bubbles that are in the thick glass of each vintage-looking bulb. 


Colorful Patio Makeover | Lots of fun, whimsical, homemade touches, and colorful lights make this patio a great spot to hang out!
Just to give you an idea of how the color-changing mode completely changes the feel on the patio, the below two photos were taken in the same position as the above photo, just with the lights in different modes. (The above mode is the two-color option...we chose orange and aqua).


Colorful Patio Makeover | Lots of fun, whimsical, homemade touches, and colorful lights make this patio a great spot to hang out!
The strobing rainbow option is pictured above.


Colorful Patio Makeover | Lots of fun, whimsical, homemade touches, and colorful lights make this patio a great spot to hang out!
Another rainbow pattern, above. Rainbow and aqua...it was like they saw me coming.


Colorful Patio Makeover | Lots of fun, whimsical, homemade touches, and colorful lights make this patio a great spot to hang out!
It feels like a party out here all the time now!


Colorful Patio Makeover | Lots of fun, whimsical, homemade touches, and colorful lights make this patio a great spot to hang out!
It's been such a great space to enjoy now.


Colorful Patio Makeover | Lots of fun, whimsical, homemade touches, and colorful lights make this patio a great spot to hang out!
Besides the table that we built, we have a couple of small conversational areas, too.


Colorful Patio Makeover | Lots of fun, whimsical, homemade touches, and colorful lights make this patio a great spot to hang out!
I also created this sign to fill this empty corner.
I'll have the tutorial up next week for it.


Colorful Patio Makeover | Lots of fun, whimsical, homemade touches, and colorful lights make this patio a great spot to hang out!
That's my chair on the left. I'm slightly territorial.


Colorful Patio Makeover | Lots of fun, whimsical, homemade touches, and colorful lights make this patio a great spot to hang out!
I can't wait to have people over to enjoy this space even more.
I see lots of holidays and meals happening out here...
and dare I say dance parties in the big open space?!?


Colorful Patio Makeover | Lots of fun, whimsical, homemade touches, and colorful lights make this patio a great spot to hang out!
Our 1972 rancher is kind of taking on a life of her own.
It's such a fun house to work on. We've definitely haven't rushed...
but I think this outdoor space was well worth the wait. 


Colorful Patio Makeover | Lots of fun, whimsical, homemade touches, and colorful lights make this patio a great spot to hang out!
The Enbrighten Color Changing Café Lights by Jasco have been the star of the show out here, for sure. We have lived with just a flood light and a small porch light for over a year in this space...these new party lights have been such a huge improvement. They have a built-in timer and are linkable up to 750 feet (we have four strands linked here).


Colorful Patio Makeover | Lots of fun, whimsical, homemade touches, and colorful lights make this patio a great spot to hang out!
Click here for more inspiring uses for the Enbrighten Color Changing Café Lights.






2 comments:

  1. Omg I love those lights! Esp the rainbow! And amazing job on your patio!

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  2. Awesome! These lights makes an adorable space even more adorable. I am so lovin it!

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