Well, I'm so excited to finally share one of those transformations with you guys. Our new patio! YAY! I've looked and looked for a before picture that is a true representation on what we started with, but apparently we didn't deem it worthy of a photograph. And I can honestly say I know exactly why ~ it was UGLY! It basically consisted of a concrete slab with a good size dog kennel. Not very useful AT ALL. The first thing to go was the dog kennel,... and to think that we were so excited to have gain that extra space.
Anyway, after a few long years of a very blah and way underutilized patio, last year we decided to revitalize it by expanding it's size and re-doing it with brick pavers. We went, picked out our pavers and chose the first week in June to get busy. Little did we know that the first week in June would be the hottest of the year, but we were determined to get it done. We hired Juan, a VERY hardworking man we found through my mom's old church, to work with Scott on prepping the area for the pavers.
So Scott and I talked about exactly what it was that we envisioned when we re-did the patio last year and immediately started doing some research.
And this, my dear friends, is what we ended up with:
And just in case you were wondering, this is what it looks like at night:
Isn't it purty?
OK, so just so that I may have my very own before and after photos, here we go...
ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, here's our patio:
Did I already mention we're in love?