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Mediterranean-inspired outdoor renovation

Having an Impact
Having an Impact

Light terrazzo tiles and white paint give this outdoor area a bright, holiday feel while upcycled furniture helped keep costs down.





The project


I wanted to share the outdoor renovation project my husband and I completed recently. We mostly used products from Bunnings, of course. Our aim was to achieve a Mediterranean aesthetic and brighten the space with lots of white and texture.




The area was all right before but it lacked the brightness and relaxing holiday feel that we wanted. 


It now looks so much lighter and more airy. It actually feels more inviting. We now spend more time outdoors than ever.




We spray-painted the Jumbuck barbecue white and we reused the pendant lights and spray-painted those too.


The poly-cane outdoor lounge was a Facebook Marketplace find. We painted it in Dulux Weathershield Low Sheen Vivid White and added the timber frames to warm them up a little. The dining table, a Marketplace rescue, was left as is. 


To add a bit of warmth to an all-white palette I added blonde woods and textures and painted some of our pots terracotta. The fence screens, also from Bunnings, were spray-painted white.


The TV is usually covered with D.I.Y. sleeve I made for it to cover it from the elements and also to protect it when using the barbecue. Unfortunately that was the only spot we could put it in to work with the layout. 


It sure does feel like a holiday everyday in our backyard.


The materials


Here's what we used:


  • Tiles: Duratile 60 x 60cm Terrazzo Classic Porcelain Floor Tile
  • Primer for outdoor lounge: Dulux Precision Maximum Strength Adhesion Primer
  • Exterior paint: Dulux Weathershield Low Sheen Vivid White
  • Paint for pendant lights and screens: Rust-Oleum 2X Ultra Cover
  • Paint+Prime Gloss White Spray Paint
  • Paint for barbecue: Dulux Metalshield Epoxy Enamel Spray Paint Flat White
  • Paint for pots: Crommelin Liquidstone Terracotta.


Before and after






More outdoor project inspiration for your home


Bunnings Workshop member diybevo built a luxurious outdoor bathroom with waterfall feature.




Workshop member nathanh built a fully-plumbed poolside gazebo bar and lounge with a pizza oven.




There are also plenty of great ideas in our collection of 10 easy ways to enliven your outdoor space and our Top 10 most popular outdoor projects.




Let us know if you need a hand with your own project. Start a discussion and tell us what you need.


Making a Splash

Brilliant! really cool colour palette, well executed.

Cultivating a Following

I think you've done a brilliant job, it couldn't have been too cheap, though. I'll be looking at your Top 10  Outdoor Projects  as soon as I can. I'd like to discuss it further when I get a quote from an indoor painter at the wk/d, & have a better idea of my budget, I also need a water tank fixed up, so I have quite a few expenses left yet. Many thanks for your generous, & inspirational help. missedout - (Roslyn McBride).

Cultivating a Following

I'd like to say the creativity, inspiration, etc., shown is jaw-dropping (!) & highly motivational. My thanks to everyone who created so beautifully, & shared this with everyone. missedout, (Roslyn).

Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Hi @missedout 


Let me tag @LaCasaDIY to make them aware of your kind words. If you are after that Mediterranean look and fill, I suggest doing it slowly if your budget is not yet up to the right level. Eventually you'll be able to transform that area. from into a nice relaxing area.


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