We ran electricity out to the patio and installed our old dining room chandelier. Low wattage flicker bulbs add to the ambience, as do our new Craigslist bargain table and chairs (only $100 for the set – woo hoo!)
I used a conduit bender (for the wiring) for the first time, and thought it was a lot of fun. Earlier in the year my company remodeled the office, and I was able to salvage tons of old electrical conduit and boxes. That came in handy for all the practice he needed to get it right.