The patio is finished! Matt worked super hard to get this project finished so we could enjoy our new space this summer. The kids and I usually eat lunch every day at the newly painted picnic table and we are really loving the new umbrella! I picked up the candle centerpiece at Kohls for $2.66 (it was on sale and I used some Kohl's Cash). We already had a little accident and broke four of the candle holders. Luckily, Hobby Lobby sells similar replacements for .99. Yes, I spent more on replacements than the whole thing! These are totally staged pictures! I threw the pink lawn mower, hula hoops, and purple princess bouncy ball out in the yard and the two other stacking chairs that we own. Speaking of chairs, I love these chairs from Target We picked up the first two three years ago and they have withstood the Indiana weather unprotected, so when they went on sale I grabbed two more. I like them because they are easy to stack, take up little space, and do not need replacement cushions that cost a fortune! I do not have a total cost on the patio yet, but we did save money by buying all the laying materials in bulk, and we borrowed a neighbor's truck. That was a back saver! Matt was able to drive the truck into the back yard to unload the multiple loads of base and sand. We made a slight adjustment to the original layout to avoid cutting. This resulted in a jut out for the fire bowl off centered as opposed to the original centered plan. This works to our advantage for the picnic table, which is a beast at six feet by five feet. Overall, we are loving the new space and additional square footage!
And, Matt's new grill! Happy Father's Day!
And just a reminder with what we started with three years ago: