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Patio Inspiration

I’m not going to lie, after March’s Paintathon, both Dearest Carl and I are quite painted out. So we’ve been looking to our yard for projects and have been making some improvements! We’ve got our front porch and front yard looking spiffy and have added a bit of landscaping to the backyard, mainly under my beloved lilac bushes. Next on the to do list, put in the patio!

If you’ve ever been to our house, you know that there is nothing out the back door but a little sidewalk that runs to our parking spots. No deck, no concrete slab, no nothin’. While I’m so thankful to have a backyard in the first place, it would be nice to have a space for bonfires and cookouts and entertaining outside. So of course I’ve been patio daydreaming.

Just to give you an idea, we’re thinking a flagstone patio with a pergola over part of it and an uncovered area for our fire pit. Dearest Carl has even thought about hanging a swing from the pergola! It’s going to be so pretty. And I obviously went straight to IKEA to look at patio furniture. 😉

Do you have any experience with installing patios yourself? We can use any tips we can get!

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