Monday, August 3, 2009

Backyard Makeover~

We decided to do a little backyard makeover.  Half of our yard is a sport court and the other half had a small amount of grass.  After having a dog the grass was looking...well let's just say, "not so fresh".  So, we decided to take it all out and make a paver patio.  This was the first time my husband had attempted anything like this, so he was learning with each step!

~Before~

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We LOVE s'mores, so a fire pit was a must!

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Do we really need that many pavers???

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~After~

We are so pleased with the results.  I really love the "old world" feel the pavers give.  The fire pit has been so great and we have even roasted Hot Dogs in it too!

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I have 2 Teak Steamer Chairs on order for this empty spot...hopefully they will get here soon, so I can enjoy the rest of summer lounging!

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Recently on a trip to Edmonds, I stumbled upon this cool etegere. It was exactly what I wanted for this space...

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In the end, we love this space! We love not having grass to mow in the backyard, and it just feels like a "mini resort".

13 comments:

  1. Dawn...it looks amazing back there!! Love the urn with the fern! Wish I could come share some s'mores with you and Plum Blossom!! Hope you're enjoying summer...Pam (from TP)

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  2. Wow Dawn -- that turned out fabulous!! It looks so nice! Do you think your hub can send some pointers to my hub? :) Have a great day! Thanks for sharing your other blog -- love it!

    Janet

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  3. This turned out great!! Your hubby did a wonderful job. We put a fire pit in last year and love it, too. Enjoy the rest of your summer in your backyard resort!

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  4. OMG...Dawn, it's fabulous!!! It is indeed a resort setting, just beautiful and so relaxed looking. I'll be right over! I love the piece of driftwood/rainwood on the shelf, so TP!!!!!

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  5. Wow! That turned out amazing! I'm impressed! would love to spend time out there! stunning!

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  6. I love your backyard makeover! You will no doubt spend lots of time there! Enjoy every second of your new resort area!

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  7. This turned out great. Thanks for sharing your other blog!

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  8. I'm SOOO glad you found my blog!! It led me to yours! LOVE your backyard!! I do still watch the Tracy Porter videos but was looking forward to new tidbits of inspiration!!

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  9. Beautiful Dawn! I love patio makeovers, I am sure you are all enjoying your new space. I have missed you!

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  10. Hi Dawn! Your patio is spectacular!! We did ours a few years ago and it is a lot of hard work...I'm impressed you did it yourselves, we hired a neighbor to do ours:)

    T

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  11. Virginia (from TP)August 17, 2009 at 7:44 AM

    Killer, Dawn! I'd much prefer this over grass. Enjoy it!

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  12. Hello Dawn! The patio is really great!!! And you say you aren't professionals???! Your results say otherwise:) I wish you an extended summer to enjoy it on your steamer chairs! Good going!Love, Mary Ann

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