Also, we don't own this house, yet.
So, for the 2 years we have lived here as renters there has been no place to sit outside- And I just can't live like that, so, I made this patio after dinner one night. I did it 90% by myself. Seriously, it took no time at all.
|The area in question- Who needs a FANTASTIC patio when you have a vintage Malm fireplace, anyways?|
|So I started after dinner when the kid was at Grandma's|
It had been raining SO MUCH and the soil was SO WET that it was sort of a disaster, mud wise.
|mud platform clogs|
|Next step: newspaper|
|Thick layers, hit with the hose|
The furniture was a $45 Ebay win, the Malm was free. The table came out of a dumpster. Now, I'm making cushions for that furniture that cost more than they whole thing together because the foam is so, so pricey.
Whatever. It's recycled material and supposed to not mold. More on the cushions at a later date.
|One last wheelbarrow full of gravel to go- At this point, I gave up and asked Dan for help. I was HURTING|
Who knows? I may be all talk. It's taken me 2 years to get this far...