Shannon's parents have been visiting this past week, and while they were here, we were able to finish a bunch of house projects. Mom spent two days sewing some awesome cabana curtains for the back patio, and dad spent his time hanging ceiling fans and tinkering with random electrical projects around the house. The cabana curtains have been a long time in the making. We bought the fabric on a trip to Minneapolis in April for about 1/5 the cost of buying the curtains pre-made. This may not seem all that impressive to many of you, but when you are trying to have a relaxing BBQ on a west-facing patio in Texas on a 90-degree evening, you will understand how much these curtains come in handy.
Here are some before and after shots:
Inspiration for the patio - Crate & Barrel and some fabulous resort in Hawaii:
I also had a chance to paint some old faded Adirondack chairs that came with our house:
Inspiration for the chairs - L.L. Bean Vintage Adirondack: