Working full time and running my blog can take up a lot of my time so when Canadian Tire reached out for me to invite 5 of my girlfriends and myself to the CANVAS house, I was immediately on board! Not only was it the perfect excuse to get together on a weekday but it gave us the chance to catch up over delicious cocktails and snacks all while creating our own DIY Succulent creation.
The Candian Tire CANVAS House is a faux house that Canadian Tire set up downtown Toronto. It’s set up to look like a house with each room showcasing items from the 2017 CANVAS line. When you first walk in, there is the Garden Oasis, Tropical Chic Lounge and the Dockside Cool. When you keep walking you discover the Sunken Dining Room, Cityscape Rooftop, the Canada 150 Dinner Party and then finally the Outdoor Movie Party.
My girlfriends and I were given the Cityscape Rooftop area for the night and we loved it. I swear this patio set up puts mine to shame – just look at it. I’m a big fan of higher patio tables, especially when on a patio (or a faux rooftop) as it allows you to get a much better view of the city. If you live in an apartment or use to, you’ll know that a lower patio set is almost useless. You end up staring at the glass and what’s the point of that? We all know patio sitting is for enjoying a cocktail while people watching. I’m trying to decide what I like more the CANVAS Playa Patio High Dining Table (Currently ON SALE!) or the Coleman Revolution 2-Burner Propane BBQ (always ON SALE).
For the first hour, we looked around the CANVAS house, eyeing all the items that we wanted for the summer. We also nibbled on some snacks and sipped some cocktails in the Cityscape Rooftop vinette. Next, was the DIY succulent station and you know I’m a sucker for a good DIY. We each got to pick out CANVAS planter and create our design using various sizes of succulents and decor items such as shells and rocks.
3 Quick Backyard Tip Ideas
- Skip the fancy electrical work and hang lights on your fence or railings
- Ugly floors outside? Add a cute outdoor rug
- Add colour by adding in fun pillows instead of buying a bright patio set. Pillows are cheaper and easier to change out!
Special thanks to Canadian Tire for hosting my friends and I. All opinions are my own.