Oh how I love string lights. They are so romantic. These classic lights can turn a blah backyard into bistro-like atmosphere in no time. I had my heart set on adding some string lights to the Brooklyn House backyard, but we had a few problems. First, there are no exterior outlets. Second, there are no structures to hang lights from. Womp-womp. My sleuth of a husband dug up this awesome post on how to rig up just the thing to create the perfect string light patio. I already miss summer dinners out there!
We ended up using two sets of string lights and spray painted all of the hardware and the extension cord black to match the retaining wall. Brian followed the above mentioned blog post almost word for word and it was a super easy weekend project. The whole thing cost less than $50 and I guarantee you will LOVE having these in your backyard!