Tuesday, June 15, 2010

backyard reveal-before and after

i've missed blogging...like actually writing words to go with my pics! so i figure i'll blog a little bit. maybe not with every post, but at least some...
our big backyard renovation!!
we have had a plain, sad backyard the entire 2 years we've lived here, so we decided to make it pretty. especially since this is the only scenery we'll be seeing for awhile. no beach trips for us this year ;)
we poured more concrete for our outdoor room sad before pic

our one lonely crepe myrtle

the after on the grill-we put granite to finish the counters and added and stainless backsplash

our after landscaping!! lots of pretty bushes and plants

the outdoor room with fireplace and space for a tv (that is if we can ever afford a tv after this project!)

smith & hawken furniture we got at target...love it!

we are loving our backyard now!! we go out there so many nights after putting sadie to sleep and just have a glass of wine and relax!


  1. Wow! That looks gorgeous! I've missed your blogs!

  2. Still out here reading and noticing that S just gets cuter if that's even possible! And W-O-W! Your backyard oasis is BEAUTIFUL!

  3. it turned out AMAZING!!! i can't wait to enjoy it this weekend!

  4. WOW! That looks AMAZING! Great job....love everything ;)

  5. Beautiful! Looks like a tv backyard make over!

  6. The added greenery gave light and vitality to the then dull looking yard. It’s worth giving up the money for those beach trips if this is the outdoor scenery you’ll be seeing for a while. This is truly an impressive makeover!

    Mitchell Knapp @ Scenic Landscaping