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Outdoor lounge area patio reveal 1

This is our finished patio space.

Let's see some of the before and progress pictures.

2009 - just before moving in:

2013 - January

The windows were added in 2010, the patio painted in 2013. Still missing the new hand rail on the deck railing here.

2013 - April

Patio Progress first weekend of spring outside 1

New dining chairs bought, hand rail installed. Sprinklers moved. Rock bed completed.

2013 - August

Outdoor lounge area patio reveal 1

Every last pillow sewn... 20, but who's counting... It's going to be a while before I sew even one more pillow, I can tell you that much... ;)

Look how much the boxwood grew. 

Here are some detail shots.

Outdoor lounge area patio reveal 1

Find out how I painted the tables that barn wood color. We also built that planter box. Full tutorial here.

Outdoor lounge area patio reveal 1

See here how we hung the globe lights over the dining area. And read more about the dining area reveal here.

Outdoor lounge area patio reveal 1

Read about our solar and LED lights in the garden and all our forever plants.

Outdoor lounge area patio reveal 1

Read about how I made those seat cushion covers and sewed all the zippered pillows. I also spray-painted the chairs (video).

Outdoor lounge area patio reveal 1

Then I procrastinated for a couple of months on sewing all the pillows. Proof? They were supposed to be for June's challenge:

June word of the month pattern

You can see I even used the fabric to spell the word. The best laid plans, right ... ;)

Outdoor lounge area patio reveal 1

Outdoor lounge area patio reveal 1

Most of the fabric is from The rest is from Joann's.

Here is the source list:

Patio fabrics

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 - The blue and green chevron fabric used on the back cushions in the wicker chairs was from JoAnn's, but is not on their website.

I wrote about finding the rugs here.

Outdoor lounge area patio reveal 1

Here is all that we did with the patio and deck.
1. Power wash the deck and patiodone
2. Plane and cut new Cedar wood hand rail for the top of the guard rail on the deck.done here
3. Stain the new Cedar wood hand rail and install it. done in above orange link.
4. Paint guard rail and columns.Here and in above orange link.
5. Move the sprinklers away from the columns and extend the concrete patio pathway - done
6. Make a flower bed with rocks and box wood and drip lines - done in above orange link.
7. Replace the trim around the feet of columns.done!
9. Painting the deck floor upstairs - done
10. Hang lights on ceiling of patio - done
11. Decorate:Paint tables barn wood color - done, add solar and LED light - done, Sew pillows and cushions - done and done, add some forever plants - done.

Outdoor lounge area patio reveal 1

I had to replenish the rocks in the rock beds because I keep using them for projects, so the other day I bought three more bags of rocks and added them.

B loves to jump from paver to paver in the rock bed so they do slide around a bit which gives you that "lived in" feeling ;)

Do you ever procrastinate on projects like I did with my pillow covers?

The Better Homes and Garden's photo shoot and our upcoming annual garden brunch is what finally gave me the kick in the you-know-where to get it done.

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Next, the following spring: Memorial day sale for a patio spruce up.
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