Aug 22 2008

The long-awaited patio pics!

See, I come through! And eventually I’ll get the Pancake Puffs post written. No, really, I will. Someday. 😉

I couldn’t find any pictures of our crapalicious patio, and I went back two years in PSE. My eyes are bleeding by the sheer numbers of photos I have…and my brain hurts by the thought of getting all those printed. So just believe me when I say that it was messy, ugly, and not fun to be outside.

Introducing our all new and beeeyoutiful patio:

This is looking straight at the patio. We covered the existing cement slab (ugly gray slab with cracks, thankyousomuch builder!).

This is looking a bit to the right. You can see how the path, the lovely lovely path, continues past the house to the front. The small shed there is new; we had a slab installed so we could be one there. It holds the lawn mower, the boys’ bikes, and the boys’ scooters.

This is looking from the back door (you know, the one the boys never close and now the screen is just a suggestion to bugs? Yeah, that one). You can see the uber-cool detail in the pressed cement.

This is looking back up to the back porch. Like the color? Me too. And the surface is so soft and smooth. My favorite part? See that step? Yeah we never had a step there before, just a huge 18 inch leap or heave-ho. A step. Mmm…hey, if you went five years without a step there, you’d be pretty happy right now too! : )

So there ya go. Our new and improved, make mama happy patio. How many times have see sat out there to eat dinner. None. Yeah, we’re a work in progress.


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  1. Angie @ Keep Believing

    ewwww… My favorite part is that acid wash/dye finishing on the front of the porch part before it hits the yard. NICE!!! I love it. We added a sidewalk from our back to our front and as much as my husband fought me on it, it is HIS FAVORITE PART of the whole patio. Thanks hubby, sometimes I do know what I am talking about.


  2. RC

    Very, very nice! And I love the pattern!

  3. Lisa

    Gorgeous!! Congrats!

  4. Cathy

    That’s great! I love how it connects to a path in your side yard. We need something like that.

  5. Jamie

    It looks great. I’m a little jealous and I’m showing these pics to the hubby as soon as he gets home.

  6. karen (Pediascribe)

    Love it. I especially love how it’s not just a rectangular patio. It has curves to it. 🙂 And the detail of the pressed cement. Gorgeous!

  7. Christina Shaver

    Wow. That looks SO COOL. I didn’t know they could do that with cement!

  8. JC Mims

    Nice! I like the look of the stone floor. Can’t really tell there you covered up an ugly slab. Congrats on the step!

  9. mrsvierkant

    Wow! I love your new patio. I have dreams of something like that in my backyard someday. Enjoy it lots in these quickly disappearing days of summer.

  10. denise @ EatPlayLove

    Pics are fab, although I did see it in person.. Now go make some breakfast and park yourself, school is closed, enjoy it!

  11. Kim/hormone-colored days

    Very nice! Enjoy! BTW, I got my copy of the White Trash Mom’s book by Michelle Lamar. I will finish within two weeks and send it off to you (now that I have a deadline, that may get me going!)

  12. Robin

    Oooh, swanky! I love it. Now go sit out there before winter sets in!

  13. Hula Doula

    Wow that looks fabulous!

  14. Heather

    I would like to sit there and have a drink.

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