Sunday, August 2, 2009

Backyard Makeover part II


It's Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch with our host Susan.


Last week I showed you the back end of our yard that we sculpted out and put in trees and other plants. Today I thought I would show you the part of the yard adjoining the house. It had a very small slab of cement that the builders laid down. (hardly big enough for a table set) We decided to extend the patio the length of the house and widen it. We have enjoyed it so much. We have a longer season here in the south to use it.


What a mess with all that red clay dirt. They dug up the grass and graded the area. New cement, freshly poured.



Some of the tiles already being laid.



The corner right outside the back door.



The table set sits right outside the back door, which is at one end of the patio.




Table set for company.




Right behind the the table is a little side bar for extra seating.



On the other end of the patio we have a gazebo with wicker furniture.





Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Be sure to visit other blogs over at Susan's.
BTW Melissa at Melissa's Heart and Home is having a wonderful giveaway. Be sure to go enter.

37 comments:

Heather said...

gorgeous! your patio is so inviting and beautiful. great makeover!

Karen said...

So beautiful!!! I love the bar, can I have a margarita please???

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Rose,
what a beautiful job you all have done, I would love to sit and chat with you on that lovely patio furniture. I know you are really going to have lots of fun filled evenings out there, thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Sue

Deanna said...

You have a lovely home and the patio is so nice.
It won't be this year, but hope to create a patio in our back yard.
Your's has given me some great ideas.
Thx for sharing and God Bless,
D

Sarah said...

I love it! I'm so envious over all these lovely patios I'm seeing. It really inspires me. :)

bj said...

WOW..a fabulous makeover..what a lovely place to relax with family and friends..

Frugal Fine Living said...

Wow! Your patio is fabulous!

Jane

Glenda/MidSouth said...

A very pretty outdoor room!

Mrs. C said...

I love the curve of your patio, and I'm so excited to have seen this because it gives me future ideas for ours. Thank you..thank you...thank you!

All of it is beautiful!

The Country Nest said...

Nice job!

Gwen said...

So much space to entertain! I like that:)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a nice big outside area! I didn't see all that when we were there!

Katherine

susan said...

This is a whole new living space! I know you must enjoy it. I really love the gazebo area!

downhomeliving said...

Just so nice thanks for sharing.

Blessings,

Linda

Lisa Shatzer said...

I love stamped concrete. What a great patio. I'm sure you'll enjoy it all summer!

Terry said...

And I thought part 1 was great. Congratulations.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

You have a lovely patio you must be so pleased. Your table was lovely too. I'm so glad I stopped by.~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Melissa Miller said...

This is beyond amazing it's all so beautiful! You and Kristen's yards are both so stunning and lush they look like a garden design magazine. Love your new concrete area and and the etigierre is beautiful. ~GORGEOUS!

Thanks so much for the B-day wishes and mentioning my giveaway. I really appreciate it!
I enjoyed reading about what you used the gift card for. They are always a good gift. :)

ImagineCozy said...

What a wonderful outdoor space you have created. It makes a huge difference having an inviting backyard! I love it.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Hi Ro, your pation transformation is fabulous! So pretty and inviting!

Great transformation! Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Kammy said...

When is the party ??
Love it !
Kammy

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your patio metamorphasis looks great~ well done.

Have a blessed day!

Songbirdtiff said...

Wow! Beautiful transformation!

Kristens Creations said...

You did a wonderful job on the patio! I love it!!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Beautiful! Love how inviting everything looks! Hope you had a great weekend!

Tamara Jansen said...

There is nothing better than a well built backyard patio! Looks fantastic :)

Brenda said...

You are so going to enjoy this extended outdoor living space! And you've done a great job decorating it as well.
Brenda

Michelle said...

Love your new patio and the shape is so unique. Also like the gazebo at one end. A nice patio is like another room on your house!

Shelia said...

Oh, I just adore your backyard job! The patio is beautiful and you've got it dressed up so pretty!
Thanks for popping in to see me!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shannon said...

Very pretty! We did some backyard landscaping this past weekend. I need to get those pictures up. :)

Denise said...

Hi there, I'm a first time visitor, just love your blog and your garden photos :) thanks for sharing, have a beautiful day.
Hugs
Denise

The Country Nest said...

Love the patio! You can tell it isn't New England! You must have longer warm season. Great job~
Donna

Dawn said...

Everything is just beautiful. We are planning to get a new patio poured in a couple of weeks - ours is 30+ years old and in very bad shape. I dread the process, but am anxious for the result.

xinex said...

You have a lovely patio!...Christine

Rita said...

Thanks for sharing. What a wonderful outdoor space. I'm sure it is your 'new favorite place' in your home.

Charlotte said...

Gorgeous. I just love it.
Charlotte

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