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Last week I shared a few things that we added to our shade patio. If you missed it, you can see those here. After we added the hanging baskets to the shed, it looked a little bare. It definitely need a little something to fill in the blank space on the wall. What better than to post the partio rules!


Yes, you read that right. Instead of a patio, we have a partio! What is a partio? It’s basically a patio, but you have so much more fun on a partio. My BFF Roxanne and I decided many years ago that we no longer had mere patios. Too proper for us for sure!

paint and paint brush

I had the hubs make a sign made of real shiplap.

Which I will never do again.

WAY too heavy! Cute, but heavy.

I pulled out the never ending quart of front door paint to use for my base coat.

So far this quart of paint has painted two doors, a clock, two adirondack chairs and now a partio sign.

I still have paint!

wooden sign

It’s still wet in the picture, but see how well one coat of paint covers?

I’m in love with this stuff!

wooden signs

Once the paint dried, I drew the words onto the sign.

Then painted it with acrylic paints.

partio rules

You can tell by the partio rules that we do have a lot of fun on the partio!

I love how the sign turned out.

Since we made the sign ourselves, it’s the perfect size.

It’s also a great reminder to take life a little slower and enjoy the moment.


Even when it’s over 100 degrees, you can find The Hubs and I sitting here almost every evening.

It’s the perfect shady spot to read, take a quick nap, catch up on the day, watch for lightning bugs and drink an ice cold drink.

This is the second summer we’ve had this shade partio and we can’t believe that we didn’t put it in sooner.

Until next time….


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Tammy from Patina and Paint