Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Backyard Makeover: Part 1

DIYMy hubby has a flair for landscapes. He's just darn good at it! He's worked his magic at every house we've lived at, and this one is no different. Now that the weather has been nice , we've been itching to do some work in our backyard!

When we lived in southern California, we rented a house that had a gorgeous backyard already and our favorite thing about it was it's pergola.

We wanted one for our house here in TN. Did we know how to build one? Nope. But that didn't stop us.

Here's the patio before:

And here it is during the building of the pergola:

And finally....it's done!

Now, of course, I still have to accessorize it, but I LOVE it!

If you want to build one, there are videos and plans all over the internet.

Now on to planting shrubs, spreading mulch and staining the fence.

More backyard transformation to come!

Linking to DIY Day and Transformation Thursday.


Frugal Home Designs said...

Can you send your hubby to our house. We need one of those bad :) It looks great....tutorial coming?

Nikki@ Cheap Like a Birdie said...

Wow, I love it. What a great job. I'm so jealous of the coming dinners on the patio.

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

I have plans for one coming soon! Putting it in FRONT of my house. Yeah, different. I don't have a porch and this will 'fill in' a spot to give it a porch type feel for a lot less money!
Love yours!

Sausha said...

that looks awesome (he did a great job!) - cant wait to get out and do some stuff outside

Sausha @ {show & tell}

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

It looks awesome! Can't wait to see how you decorate it.