Happy Valentine’s Day! Today’s we are straying a bit from our traditional home renovation projects and in honor of the day of love we are sharing how we created an inexpensive date night at home.
We took a break last night and had an early Valentine’s Day date with music and dessert. We wanted it to be low key, inexpensive and on our back patio so we could take advantage of those gorgeous string lights that we installed in our backyard a few weekends ago. In my opinion nothing is more romantic than a date under string lights. Luckily, we are in Texas and even though it was a little chilly, we were able to hang outside at night in February. Everything I used for the table for two I repurposed from somewhere else around the house (or borrowed from my mom). The night was so much fun and proved to us that we don’t have to go out and spend a lot of money to have a nice date and enjoy each other’s company.
^^^ We got some new plants (Kangaroo Paws) for our front porch planters. We brought the planters around to the back to frame the table. I like the height they brought to the space and the color of the flowers made the space feel romantic. Putting down a rug is also a great way to add a little sophistication to a make shift space for little expense. We got this rug for $28 at Lowes!
^^^ I did a little napkin origami transforming red paper napkins we had around the house into two cute napkin hearts. The small white square plates are from Target and make the perfect dessert plates. We made the chocolate covered strawberries at home and let’s just be real, they did not turn out like I had hoped. We got distracted and let the chocolate get a little too thick before we managed to get it on the strawberry. From now on we’ll just stick to working in the garage/shop. But they still tasted delicious!
^^^ For the centerpiece I used this stemmed hurricane candle holder from Pier 1 and flipped it upside down. I filled the bottom with LED string lights and put a large three wick candle on the top. It gave the table some height and a place for me to incorporate more string lights!
^^^ I took these little heart photo holders (from Pier 1) that we used at our wedding and stuck little love notes in them that were created using chalk tape.
^^^ We talked, we ate and Brent even busted out the guitar and played for me all in our very own backyard.
We are back to work today on our latest project – our library shelves. We have been giving little sneak peaks here and there and this weekend we are putting the finishing touches on them so we can share them on the blog next week! I can’t wait to show you how they turned out.
What are your Valentine’s Day plans? Do you prefer to go out or stay in?