Tuesday, May 4, 2010



I’ve been thinking about the outdoor projects that I need to get done and dreaming about those that I’d like to work on “someday”. 

On my list of “got to do’s” is fix up the front porch & fix our broken concrete walkway & steps that run from the sidewalk to the house (here’s a pic of the sad looking front porch and the walkway.  And look…a neighbor has come over for a visit):


And a couple of other things that I need to get done are:  get a new mailbox & post, add some type of lighting to the driveway side of the house, & add an outdoor spigot.


On my list of “want to do’s” is to build a patio/courtyard off of my dining room with walkways leading to the front of the house and to the back of the house.  Here are some pics of my absolute FAVORITE:

(You can go to Patio Tour from Remodeling Center.com: for more information on this patio.)


I LOVE THIS!!!  This was designed by Landscape architect James Furr.   A 7-foot-high fence lines the neighbor's driveway, which I DEFINITELY NEED!  At the rear of the courtyard, latticework and a gate open to the backyard.  LOVELY!!

Here’s a close up pic of this patio.  Love the raised flower beds and the addition of the water feature:


look at all the pretty flowers:


LOVE LOVE LOVE the mortared flagstone path:

mortared flagstone 

These pics are definitely going into my “home improvement ideas” binder.  I know that our side yard could never look like as beautiful as this….but it doesn’t hurt to dream.

OK…back to the things that NEED to get done.  Catch ya later!


One Cheap B*tch said...

So beautiful! I wish my backyard looked that exquisite!


Mary said...

You and me both! If mine turns out "half" as gorgeous as my inspiration pics above, I'd still be tickled pink! Thanks for stopping by!

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