Mixing Old and New Pieces to Spruce Up The Patio

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It’s been a rough Spring for us here in Central Texas – with torrential rains and flooding for nearly three weeks – but I’m happy to report that just in time for summer, the sun is back in our forecast.  So as I continue to prep for outdoor fun, I realized that after the storms and a squirrel attack, I needed to now focus on sprucing up my patio. The best part is that sprucing up spaces doesn’t always mean you have to get everything new.  It can be as simple as mixing old and new pieces together to get the most bang for your buck.

Mixing Old and New on the Patio - yoursassyself.com

Thanks to Big Lots, I knew I’d be able to find everything I was envisioning, without breaking the bank.  See earlier this year, a not so friendly neighborhood squirrel decided he needed to take apart my patio chairs to make himself a nice, comfy nest.  He took apart my patio chair cushions and began taking some of the chair weaving, which started to make the patio set not look so great.

Chair Destroyed by Squirrels - yoursassyself.com

Couple that with the storms and debris from falling branches, etc. and this is what I found myself with this week.  Totally not inviting.

Dirty Old Patio Set - yoursassyself.com

Thankfully the table was still in good shape,

Patio Table - yoursassyself.com

so I decided this would be the perfect opportunity to mix old and new together.  So out I went to Big Lots to see what they had and I feel in love with their folding sling chairs. They were in line with the the chairs I had before, were super comfortable, sturdy,

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Big Lots Brown Folding Sling Chair - yoursassyself.com

and offered the portability of being able to take them on on the go and/or store them indoors, away from squirrels and weather.

Big Lots Folded Brown Sling Chair - yoursassyself.com

Win, win for this chica.  So I put it all together and added my new folding chairs to my existing patio table,

Big Lots Folding Sling Chairs Give New Life To Patio Table - yoursassyself.com

mixed in some of my summer decor, placemats and dinner ware and just like that, my patio was again summer ready.

Patio Redo - Mixing New and Old - yoursassyself.com

So if you’re excited about bringing a new look to your outdoor spaces, head on over to Big Lots to see what fab finds you can bring home to make everything look shiny and new.

What summer must haves will you be heading to Big Lots for?

Rocio Chavez
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  1. Those are fantastic folding chairs. When I saw the first picture I didn’t even notice; they just looked like some good solid patio chairs. I’d love the ability to pack up our chairs during storms or long periods of not using them!

  2. Those chairs look beautiful, not like regular folding chairs at all! And I agree that it’s nice to keep them dry and safe inside when not in use! Your backyard looks very inviting now!

  3. You did a really great job updating your patio. We have some really old furniture as well out there that could stand a refurb 🙂

  4. Nice job! I’ve never been to the “Big Lots” furniture store. Will have to check it out one of these days. I’m ‘all about’ saving a $!

    • Thanks Dionna and the cool thing about Big Lots is that they have a little bit of everything for great prices, not just furniture. 😉 Hope you get to check them out soon!

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