Wednesday, 11 December 2013


It has been nearly 2 years since we moved in to our home, in that time we have completely renovated the inside of the house. Most of it was done very soon after we moved in and the rest, well there has been a list of things to finish off! I have been successful in getting those done since Dad moved here, I'm so lucky to have a builder for a Dad. Now that inside is all done we recently got back to the outside to do a few projects for summer entertaining. 
We had initially tidied up the yard when we moved in, it was a complete mess and had been let go, we ripped everything out to start again. I planted out the garden bed with lavender and some other shrubs and creepers on the fence. The pergola was a light green colour so we painted it charcoal and added a shade sail over the area off that that would become the entertaining area. There was a big dirt patch under that for some time and initially I planted some hedges along the bottom of the deck but I transferred those before we poured a new concrete slab a few weeks ago. We painted the slab with grey concrete paint and some of the old concrete paths as well to make it all the same. We had the exterior of the fence painted last week which looks so much better, like new! The latest addition has been the new bench seat that is built in to the side of the pergola, we now have a beautiful new outdoor area. The plants are getting bigger and should look great in a couple of years, and the creeper is covering the fence quickly. Here are the before and after photos... They are in order of progress, so I won't label them, you'll get the idea! 

Well what do you think? It is such an improvement, and there's still alot to do in other parts of the yard. I wish I had photos from the first day but silly me forgot to take those until we had spent days and days and were well into it. I'm just going to sit back and enjoy this for a while though!
Have a nice end to your week
Carla x


  1. Love it! I want Santa to bring me a beautiful long outdoor bench like that :-)


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