Monday, July 7, 2014

A new DIY patio

Good morning my friends, how are you?  Hope you all had a nice weekend.  Today is another beautiful summer day here in the south.  We've been having some lovely warm summer days recently and unusually cool evenings, cool enough to open our windows at night and feel the breezes.  Just perfect!  

I want to show you photos of the new patio we put in ourselves.  Well, actually, that Galen put in, since he did most of the work, but I supplied him with plenty of iced tea and coffee.  We now have a small new patio under the big holly tree in the back yard.  
By the way, this coleus growing in the flower garden caught my eye the other day and I had to take a photo of it.  

As you can see, the patio is between the two stone walkways that lead to the garden and the back of the property.  

Galen dug up the area first, put down paver base and stones, and then made a molded frame out of wood for the concrete pavers.

He poured each paver individually from the one wooden frame.  

All finished!  

And now we have another sitting area ~ a place that we can enjoy alone or when friends and family come to visit.    


Stacey said...

Love that new patio! Makes a perfect little destination spot in the yard.

Balisha said...

Love what you've done in your yard. A perfect spot for an afternoon treat.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a great job! It is wonderful and adds so much to your home and garden. Really super.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

I know that was a lot of hard work, but it was worth it! It turned out wonderful.

Sheila da Silva said...

I love it. The fact that Galen poured the pavers himself is great. You have a very attractive and unique area in your already beautiful garden. It will be nice to sit in a different place in your yard and enjoy a different view!

Donna said...

I Love coleus!
You guys have MORE energy!!!Hahaaaa
The new patio is Beautiful!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

That turned out beautifully, Donna...and now you have a lovely sitting area!

camp and cottage living said...

I like the way your husband has divided the cement into blocks instead of just a solid slab. It has more character!
I know you will both enjoy your new sitting area.