I am really excited for this random small fence in the backyard. This was the first thing to go when we moved in. This photo gives you a good idea of what this part of our backyard looked like before.
This photo is just after the patio was finished. We decided to have a ribbon cutting ceremony!
And just for fun, here is another shot of the patio!
We actually dug this baby out ourselves, by hand, over the course of a week. We took the dirt and hauled it around the house to level out the grading, as well as created a raised garden. However, due to how late it was into June, the garden didn't do very well. Darn. I was hoping for tomatoes!
The picnic table was actually left behind by the original owners. Its a well made table, but the brown paint is peeling pretty bad.
I decided that we needed something that popped! I am obsessed with the graphic prints trend. I loooove Greek key....
What do you think?! I am in love with this color!! The Greek key pattern took me about 2 hours to tape off. It was tedious, but worth the end result. The sad part is, I painted the white first, taped off the design and went over with the blue. I used some old white paint we had in the garage, and unfortunately the quality of the paint reared its ugly head when I pulled the tape off. So, we have a "distressed" Greek key pattern! That's alright, I love it flaws and all!
Did any of you do any fun backyard projects this summer?