Thursday, May 21, 2009

Extreme Makeover: Patio Edition

This is our sad, sad patio. Isn't it pitiful?

Let's try a different angle....

Nope, no help at all.

We have talked about doing something back here for the last few years. Wooden deck, pavers, stone work....I just didn't have a vision and it wasn't really in the budget, so we did nothing.

Until this year.

Our first choice was stonework, but it was a little over our budget, so we decided to do concrete instead.

Here it is in the 'during' stage.

And after we added plants and fabric shade panels to the arbor.

Oh yeah, I can definitely relax out here now!

To see how others are beautifying their surroundings, go check out the blog party at The Inspired Room.


Funky Junk Interiors said...

Ohhhh!! Incredibly gorgeous! I'd be running for that area! Thanks for the kick in the.. er, inspiration!


Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Now, your patio is wonderful to relax during the sunny days.

I love being outside and just sit and dream. Ain't YOU?

Job well lady.


Stars Fault said...

Found your link via the Inspired Room ~ This is a lovely makeover and definately a place to linger and enjoy the summer weather!

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

Sweet Caroline said...

Hi--just blogging hoping..

Years ago I watched the show, "Sell this House," when I was selling my own home and I learned that doing this to your patio is adding "square footage" to the potential buyer.

So, I did what you did. And, when the real estate market was going crazy years ago--and every house was up for sell--the buyer of my home said all he could think about was entertaining on my patio.

My house sold in 10 days.

Not that you want to sell your house-but, I just think you are so smart to do this to your patio! And, it is so beautiful! Great job!

Stacia Howard said...

Just beautiful! Totally relaxing!

Vivienne said...

Pretty! Just in time for summer!

**** April **** said...

That's fantastic girl! You're hired to do mine!

kanishk said...

your patio is wonderful to relax during the sunny days.
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Pamela said...

Your porch turned out gorgeous!! I just love it!