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Settling into a new home takes time…serious time. Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like I’m constantly in a state of trying to decorate the house. I want to paint all of the walls, add décor to every single inch of the house, and move the furniture around from one spot to another until I find the perfect place for each and every thing.
Over the past 6 months that we’ve been in our new home, I’ve been going room-by-room, slowly making my décor rounds throughout our house. Currently my focus is on the patio. It’s quite warm here in South Florida, and I want our outdoor living space to be ready for non-stop play and seasonal parties.
Shopping for home décor is super fun for me, much to my husband’s dissatisfaction. Recently, I’ve been shopping at Big Lots and I’ve been thrilled to find that they have an awesome selection of outdoor patio décor products.
On my latest trip to Big Lots, I picked up some really great products to spruce up my patio just in time for spring and summer! The store has aisles and aisles of everything you need to make your backyard an outdoor oasis.
You’ll find everything from planters to pillows, and furniture, lighting, outdoor rugs, décor and more! I wanted to buy so much more than I did, but I think my shopping cart was at it’s maximum capacity!
I snagged some trendy, well-priced items including: outdoor pillows, beverage tray, two planters, a solar light post, a glass table, and more!
When I left Big Lots, I headed home to put my patio in perfect order with all of the beautiful new outdoor décor I purchased.
I assembled the two outdoor products from Big Lots that required assembly: 6.8ft Solar Light Post with Planter, and Glass Top Plant Table. (Remember, styles and assortment vary by store. You can always check the Big Lots website to find out if a specific product is in stock at your local store!)
The Solar Light Post with Planter is really awesome. It has a big square planter at the base, and it looks so lovely with fringy green liriope plants peeking out of it.
The stylish solar powered lights really do work at night, too! They charge up all day, and you can switch them on at night for some extra ambience on your patio!
I also put together a cute and unique hanging planter, made from an
old up-cycled chandelier, and it’s actually now a flower pot chandelier! This was a fun DIY project that really gave my patio an extra boost of character!
My Dad offered a chandelier (previously in my parents kitchen) to us when we moved into our new home a few months ago, but I didn’t have a need for it. I’m glad that he didn’t throw it away, though, because it was perfect for this project!
DIY Flower Pot Chandelier
I adore how this turned out! You can make a hanging flower pot or plant chandelier for your backyard, too. Here’s how to make it:
– upcycled chandelier that you’re no longer using
-Terra Cotta Pots and dishes (sized appropriately to fit on the chandelier)
-STRONG glue that can be used outdoors
-Double sided mounting tape
-Spray Paint in your favorite color (preferably rust resistant)
– plants (I used String of Bananas succulents and another succulent variety)
1. First, using your wire cutter, remove all electrical elements from the chandelier. This will include all lightbulbs and wires. Also remove the decorative glass elements from the chandelier.
2. Once you have prepared the chandelier, you’ll begin gluing on the terra cotta dishes to the places on the chandelier where the lightbulbs previously were.
3. Once you’ve allowed the glue to dry (please follow the instructions on the glue bottle for drying times), you’ll begin attaching the terra cotta pots. Before I glued the pots on, I put pieces of double sided tape to the bottom of each pot to allow a bit of space for water drainage. Then, I glued the pots onto the dishes.
4. Once the pots have dried completely, it’s time to give the old chandelier a new look with spray paint! To be able to spray all sides at once, I hung my chandelier from a broom stick and suspended it from my ladder. (I should mention that I did get some strange looks from the neighbors!)
Then, I completely sprayed the chandelier in a gorgeous shade of turquoise, and let it hang to dry for a few hours.
5. After the paint had dried, I began potting my plants into the flower pots.
I hung the finished flower pot chandelier from the hooks on the Solar Light Post from Big Lots, and it looks so pretty!
The String of Bananas succulents cascade down the chandelier, and the other succulent I used will grown laterally. The whole chandelier will eventually have greenery growing from it, which makes me very happy!
Carrying on the succulent theme with the rest of my new patio decor, I planted a big, beautiful succulent into a gorgeous blue ceramic planter from Big Lots. I placed it onto the Glass Top Plant Table that I assembled, and it looks so cute next to my patio couch that is accented with coordinating pretty pillows from Big Lots!
Overall, I am thrilled with how our patio makeover came out! It truly feels like a backyard oasis, and we have been spending a lot of time enjoying the weather in our tropical backyard patio.