Saturday, April 20, 2013

Project: budget patio

Whew....another week in the books. Although I'm really happy to see the beautiful blooms on trees and bulbs coming up, I wish the weather would straighten out a bit. The last few weeks have been NICE during the week and cold/chilly during the weekend. Ugh.

Another project is on the horizon. We have had it with our patio. It could be the most pathetic outdoor area ever.

There it is, sad little patio.

There are a lot of issues. First, the patio area is not very big.  Second, we have no shade. The back of our house faces west and so the summer sun is a killer. We have to do something about that! Third, no ambience whatsoever. It's a bit embarrassing to have people over to our sad little patio.

The last problem? No budget! little a budget as possible. : )

Stay tuned!


Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

I'll be watching...I have some of the same problems with my patio...and a few more.

The Bold Abode said...

Oh, I see some good bones there, girl! Work it!

Fred Reeder Jr. said...

When people come over and approach our sad little patio, I usually stand in the back yard with a bull horn and yell, "Please disperse! There's nothing for you to see here." That way, I have the sad little patio all to meself. Bwha ha ha ...

(Besides, there's only room for one anyway.)