Tiled Backyard Patio Before & After

Our tiled backyard patio was two years in the making, and it’s finally done! So we are sharing our before and after transformation.

beachy outdoor tiled patio with couches

We think a group “hallelujah!” is in order here! Our backyard patio makeover has been ever-so-slowly in the making for over two years!

Honestly, we’ve had to piece meal renovations together as we’re able to afford them.

In some ways, it’s made deciding what works for us easier. And in others, it means doing the same project four different times. 

For instance, the shiplap patio wall is version number four, we think?

Despite the marital strain from endless DIY projects, we’re excited to share the final reveal!

Since we get a lot of detailed questions on how-to’s and renovations, we’ve decided to break this down into several blog posts. 

The first will cover over all decor and before and afters.

And then, we’ll follow up with all of the FAQ’s about our DIY Invisirail glass railings. Move to the geometric concrete Lili Tile tiles, and our upcoming DIY tank pool, and fire pit. 

overgrown backyard photo

The Original Backyard

To refresh your memory, this is how the patio space looked when we bought the house.

It wasn’t even possible to see the previous patio, let alone being a light filled space! The first thing we did was clear out the old brush and remove the iron fence. 

We lived here the first year before finally picking out a new cement patio tile to refinish the old patio. 

photo of an old patio under decking

photo of an old backyard picture with fencing


resin outdoor cabinets in front of shiplap wall

The After

We also painted the entire exterior Behr Polar Bear White and created this PVC board wall as a clean privacy wall. 

two white geometric concrete tables in front of an outdoor sofa

For decor, we originally shared our Article outdoor dining set up last summer in this how to make a battery-operated accent light post.

mirrors and rattan weavings on shiplap wall

breakfast table view of an outdoor tiled patio

We’ve absolutely loved our outdoor table and wanted to create an extension of it with Arca outdoor sofas  and Tana side tables from Article as well. 

Let me just tell you that having free delivery on furniture (looking at you, Article!) is worth its weight in gold!

These pieces are SOLID wood and built to last. So personal home delivery was amazing.


resin outdoor cabinets in front of shiplap wall

horizontal photo of outdoor sofas and cabinets in styled setting

I really wanted the outdoor space to feel collected, so we foraged new and old items to create a woven hat and rattan decor wall. 

The outdoor concrete coffee tables are a white geometric shape to mimic the Lili concrete tiles.

vertical photo of outdoor article sofas on tiled outdoor patio

outdoor dining table on tiled patio

We also replaced the previous sliding glass doors with fiberglass french doors to have an indoor/outdoor feel to the kitchen.

Since we live on a lake, the outdoor Hunter Fan ceiling fans were a must for keeping bugs and humid weather at bay too. 

outdoor sofa cushions in front of shiplap outdoor walls

rattan wicker mirror on a shiplap wall

We absolutely in love with the view from our breakfast room to the lake now!

Having the ability to entertain and bring the outdoors is exactly what this lake house needed! 

breakfast table view of an outdoor tiled patio

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  1. Wow! What a view and the completed patio looks amazing! What material did you use for the white ship lap wall?

    1. Hi Amanzz! It’s a DIY wood slate wall. We tested different sizes and spacing before we settled for our current wall!