This is where we started. Hubby dug out the grass and it sat all through the summer and fall and winter.
We finally got to finishing the flagstone patio and walkway.
Here is the view from the old patio. Our yard is super small. We had to find some way to add some interest where there was nothing before. We added the arched trellis and pathway along the back of the house.
We did this a year ago. It was just a slab to begin with.This is in progress, not quite finished yet.
Added the curtain panels made from drop cloth to block out the late afternoon sun.
We made a little water feature out of my old red pump that I've been saving for about 25 years. The water trickles into a galvanized bucket. Love the sound.
The pergola makes the old plain slab feel more like an outdoor room. It was a very fun project. I'm really lucky-I do the design and make all the lists and Hubby and I do the construction. Well-he does most of it with my assistance.
We bought this little trellis kit off of Craigs list last year and it sat unbuilt in the garage for a year, Finally put it together this spring and stained it.
View of the pergola top.
This is what I was spry painting last week. A thrift store find. Comfy chairs.
A little seating area-remember the patio is pretty small.
Here's looking towards the trellis.
I planted a clematis at the base and I hope it climbs up and around.
Here's looking back.
We did this project in 2 phases-pergola last spring, flagstone this spring.
I'm so happy it's mostly finished. I need to plant a few pots of flowers, but we have been eating outside and enjoying our new space. It's really pretty at night with the little bulbs all lit up and hanging. What have you been up to in your garden? Or are you still having cold weather? I hope you can get out there and enjoy some spring weather.