Our Backyard : The Reveal

Backyard Design

So the grass has grown in, and I can finally share the finished backyard with you guys! 

Our Outdoor dining area where we have eaten dinner almost every night since we got the table. Although it is a bit hot during the day, so I think we may need to invest in some sun shades at some point.

Our Outdoor dining area where we have eaten dinner almost every night since we got the table. Although it is a bit hot during the day, so I think we may need to invest in some sun shades at some point.

Planter
If you remember from the before pics, those white circles are the septic tank covers. We wanted to disguise them, so I spray painted them white, and we used them as a platform for some planters.

If you remember from the before pics, those white circles are the septic tank covers. We wanted to disguise them, so I spray painted them white, and we used them as a platform for some planters.

backyard design
We have had this set of outdoor patio furniture for about 6 years now. Last summer, I reupholstered the cushions, and now the set looks like new again.

We have had this set of outdoor patio furniture for about 6 years now. Last summer, I reupholstered the cushions, and now the set looks like new again.

In the end, we didn't get the wood deck that we wanted, but we were able to design and construct the backyard for a fraction of the cost that the landscaper was quoting us, and we are very happy with how it turned out.

In the end, we didn't get the wood deck that we wanted, but we were able to design and construct the backyard for a fraction of the cost that the landscaper was quoting us, and we are very happy with how it turned out.

Poppy loves to skip along the cement pavers.

Poppy loves to skip along the cement pavers.

I feel very thankful for this view everyday!!

I feel very thankful for this view everyday!!

It's been so exciting to have the backyard finished. I find myself outside everyday, playing with the girls, watering plants, taking in the nature, and of corse soaking in the hot tub. We spend so much more time outside now, instead of inside, in front of screens, and I feel very lucky for that. However, this yard was sooo much work that it actually feels a little weird to be done. 

And in case you want a reminder of what the yard looked like before this, you can check out my before post here, and again here where I showed you our progress last time. Hope you enjoy, and please let me know if you have any questions!