Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Our New Outdoor Space

Yesterday I shared with you my inspiration for creating a dreamy outdoor space,
and our rather blah patio before...
Now for the current pictures of our newly designed patio!
We have spent more time outside in the past week than in the past 2 years...
The addition of our Outdoor Space was like adding a room addition to our home!

Our view peeking out the back door.

Our new outdoor seating area under the canopy...
It's much more enjoyable to spend time outside when I'm sitting in the shade!

Hubby designed this brick patio area along with the fire pit & bench,
complete with limestone accents.

Halfway through taking pics we decided it would look great to hang my ferns
from the canopy. Love them in their new spot.

some of my favorite details...

Outdoor pillow from Home Goods!

We found the ferns at Lowe's for only $7.50
and the planters from the Smith & Hawken line at Target!

This is little man's special chair - he loves relaxing there!
ps: his eye looks like it's bruised but it was just still a tad swollen from the mosquito bite :(

We hung these white lanterns for a party, but decided we wanted to keep the 
party feel going - so they're staying!

All of those details tie the space together!

Added a Sunbrella Umbrella for additional shade in the dining area
& repainted the dining set with Rustoleum spray paint...it looks brand new!

landscaping and designing flowerbeds, adding a pirate play place,
and that cute little boy climbing the ladder makes the backyard a much 
more enjoyable venue!

just for a reminder...this is what it looked like before...

We are in the middle of a record breaking drought around here...usually all of my bushes are in 
full bloom right about now...hopefully we'll get a drenching rain soon & make all of them burst with flowers!

I created a rock garden where part of the original patio used to reside...
and the previous owner had all of those rocks scattered around the tree...
a mowing/ weeding nightmare for Hubby.
I'm sure they're much happier here!

We love the view of the plants from our kitchen table.
see that darling bird feeder?
that was my Mother's Day gift from my sweet mom!
I've had my eye on hers for quite a while, so she tracked one down for me!

The view of the entire patio that Hubby built - The combination of brick and limestone is perfect.
I love being married to a smart & determined do-it-yourself man!

In case you forgot...this was the original patio...

I'd say our Outdoor Space has come a long way in the past 2 years! 
Thanks, Hubby, for all the hard work you put into designing the perfect outdoor space for our family!

I'm sharing our space with:  DecorChick


  1. It looks so beautiful and inviting!!! Great job!!!

  2. hey there, visiting from decorchick. you have done an amazing job!!! we are in the process of redoing our screened in porch and this stuff will really wear you out...

    come see what we have been working on.

  3. I love it! It turned out really great and looks so relaxing.

  4. looks really good what a wonderful place to chill & relax

  5. What an oasis! Love that fire-pit and to be comfortable outside is such a treat in the summer. Little man is just darling!

  6. you are so talented- you did an incredible job!

  7. thank you all so, so much for taking the time to leave me sweet little notes about our patio!

  8. Your yard is amazing - it should be on TV!!

    Happy WOW Us Wednesday from your newest follower :O)

  9. Wow, what an amazing outdoor space!!! Thanks so much for visiting and for your sweet comments!

  10. You've worked so hard and it will really pay off. It looks fabulous too. Congratulations on marrying the right guy for the job and on your new get-away out back!

  11. I love your outdoor space. It is absolutely perfect. It is both luxurious and comfortable.

  12. Your outdoor space is gorgeous! I love your furniture and your gazebo! How beautiful! The firepit area is fantastic as well. I just did an outdoor space makeover with a french cottage twist if you want to check it out. Would love for you to share this at Feathered Nest Friday too! :)


thank you for your sweet comments! i hope you enjoyed your time at a peace of home today.

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