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Picture taken by my friend Cyndi Leos....thank you Cyndi.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Success! Here are the patio pictures....

I was finally able to get the pictures to upload, so here are the finished pictures of the patio paver project...

This is before they broke up the existing cement around where the spa was, plus the area in the foreground.  You can see in the upper left corner where they dug to cement the lamp post template...


Below is after they removed all the cement, added more dirt and then laid down sand, which was raked smooth looking like a zen garden...(minus the footsteps of course....)


This is how the finished paver conversation area looks at dusk...you can see the finished lamp post in the upper left corner....


Below is the circle pack design...this is where we will place our portable fire pit, once my husband builds it...
The paver color is Toscana made by Cambridge

Below is the view from our back slider looking toward the conversation paver area....we had them put a trim of the pavers around the cement area of the original patio to tie it all in....The table and four chairs are new and match nicely with the cushions I bought last Spring...  I was able to find four more cushions of the same style to add to the two new outdoor wicker chairs we purchased for the paver area....


Below is one of the new outdoor wicker chairs with the same cushions from last year...


Better view of the table and chairs outside the window of our great room...

Below, our Yellow Bank Roses are in bloom and giving us lots of privacy on the back shared fence with our behind neighbor ...

Below, is one of our five new LED landscaping lights which only use 1 watt of electricity and the bulbs are guaranteed for eight years...


Below are the White Bank Roses I planted last April...they are beginning to bloom and are filling in the street side space where we needed more privacy.  I think (hope) this Spring, the roses will take off and really fill in the fence...(with a little help of some fertilizer and vitamin B-1...)


Below is a close up of the blossoms and buds


We are so enjoying the peace and quiet of our new outdoor space... I plug in my iPod doc and we can listen to music....So far, we are using the patio way more this way than we ever did with the spa...

You may notice if you enlarge the pictures, Izzy enjoys it too....she has two of her little "nesting beds" on each of the love seats...

9 comments:

Mari said...

Wow Donna - it turned out just great!

DJan said...

It's beautiful, Donna! Simply beautiful, and useful, too. I think you will enjoy it so much! And of course Izzy already has made it her own. Glad to know you were finally able to download pictures. I think it just needed to "heal up." :-)

Jeanie said...

It all looks really pretty and very nicely done. I know you are glad the project is done. Sit outside and have a drink for me.

Thisisme. said...

Hi Donna. Wow! It all looks so wonderful, and I can imagine just how pleased you must be with it all. How lovely to have that special outside area, which you are getting such good use of. Great photos.

Eva Ason said...

Great photos, it looks lovely. A nice place to sit and relax. Have a lovely weekend!

Eva

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

It all looks so inviting, wish I was able to pop round and help celebrate the new patio.

Kass said...

Looking really nice!

Wanda..... said...

Very lovely, Donna...it looks so easy to care for too!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

it looks lovely! i'm a bit behind on reading (and even farther on commenting and writing!) but i wanted to definitely say how beautiful your new space looks!