One of the best things we have done to our home since moving in over a year and a half ago was to turn the ginormous gravel bed underneath our deck into a patio. I never got a good before picture because I started the blog after we did this project, so I wasn’t really snapping pics all the time like I am now. Here’s an idea of what we started with back here.
We pushed all the gravel over to underneath the deck stairs (where we’d never be able to get grass to grow). Then my dad (he’s a retired landscape contractor) helped me lay pavers. I wish I had “working” pics because my dad and I make a pretty good team. I also wish he lived closer. He lives in California, so he was working on his vacay. That’s what you do when you’re a parent right?! The hub helped with the transporting of pavers from Lowes to our home. Then he stood back and let me and my dad do the heavy lifting. 😉
I had planned to extend the patio to go all the way around the firepit this summer, but the new floors and mini-kitchen reno have eaten my house project budget. So, maybe I’ll tackle that next summer. Ok, so get ready for a ridiculous number of pics. It’s Fall on the patio y’all!
Using my pumpkinaries in the backyard this year!
We used concrete stain to make the walkway blend in better with the pavers.
See that patch of mud there in the corner that’s one of the reasons I want to extend the patio.
I painted the tops of these 12 x12 concrete pavers with chalkboard paint a few months ago. They make the gravel bed really fun!
The reading nook turned doggy daybed is a hit!
We really want to add a 6 ft. privacy fence around the entire backyard, but for now the holly trees that were planted last Fall are helping to create some natural privacy.
Happy Fall Y’all!
I told you there was going to be a lot of pics! How are you getting your outdoor Fall fun on? Oh, in case you were wondering, the furniture and pillows came from Target. I bought the floor sample at the end of Summer last year; which means I got a great deal and I didn’t have to assemble anything. The chairs over by the firepit we bought at Lowes this Summer. We bought 6 of them and keep the others stacked up in the garage unless we have a s’more party! Then we bust them all out on get our fire roasting marshmallow fun on! Awwww to the yeah!