Our Patio…before and after pics (since you asked ;)




From this….




to this….



…in just a couple weeks!



Many of you have requested before and after pics of our patio, after reading about the lovely argument…eh…disagreement…eh…discussion Bill and I had over the furniture (to get caught up, click here)

So now, for the update and the pics:

In the end, we got both the conversation set and the table and chairs. We started with the conversation set (which Bill now says is one of his better ideas..haha) but then I was at Kohl’s one night and saw a discounted patio table. We ended up getting the patio table, umbrella and six chairs for around $300. Not too shabby!

But guess what we use most? Yeah, the conversation set. It rocks. I love having friends over and sitting there with a cup of tea or a glass of wine. Or going out early in the morning before my crew is awake, bringing my Bible and journal and getting some good quiet time in. It feels like my house just got significantly bigger!

I’m very thankful. This project was 9 years in the making. When we first moved in, I looked at the ugly dog fence and thought, “That has to go.” Almost a decade later…but it’s gone! So, here are some before and after pics as well as a few of the process in between. (For anyone that wants to know, Pete Roetzer did the concrete work and he’s wonderful):

Before...the dog fence with no dog

Before…the dog fence with no dog

After...Patio!! Yay! So nice to have this space :)

After…Patio!! Yay! So nice to have this space 🙂

We didn’t end up getting rid of the one end, as the concrete was in good shape. But it still looks better than it did:





And here’s a different angle (the pics from above…just bigger):



After...so much better!!

After…so much better!!

What I used to see when I looked out my window:

What I used to see when I looked out my window

And what I see now:



I’ll take it 🙂

Below are some pics of the process. Thanks for stopping in to see the transformation. If you’re going to be in the neighborhood…give me a call…we can have some tea on the patio.

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  1. Wow! What a transformation! I love it.

  2. Michelle Angelo

    I love to see that Lexi’s old home has been converted into a fabulous and cozy place to engage with friends, family and DEFINITELY your self.
    I Love It !!!

  3. Ohhhh! Thinking that looks like a great place for our next writing group (: And don’t I recall something about a good salsa or queso dip too?!!!!! Forgive me…this nursing mama ALWAYS has food on the brain! And quiet places to relax for that matter. LOL!

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