Since we had a tumbled paver patio installed this past fall, we'd like to add some outdoor furniture and planters to beautify our new outdoor space. Originally, we had dreams of buying an outdoor sectional to create a great conversation area for hanging out with family and friends. However, after finding the prices on most outdoor sectionals to be crazy high and striking out in shopping for a cheaper sectional at IKEA, we decided to take a more budget-friendly approach and buy a small outdoor sofa that we can use with the four lounge chairs that we already have. I'm determined to find a good deal on an outdoor sofa at the Ballard Outlet so this part of our "beautify the new patio" plan is on hold while I continually stalk the outlet. In the meantime, I've been checking out planter options and have fallen in love with the idea of using galvanized metal tubs, buckets, and pails as planters:
|Better Homes and Gardens|
|Primitive Pond Homestead|
|Jeanne d'Arc Living via French Larkspur|
|Glimpse of Style|
hardware stores (including Lowe's and Home Depot), and farm supply stores. Do you have visions of how galvanized planters could beautify your outdoor space?