Monday, June 17, 2013

Before & After Outdoor Living Space ... over the years!

 Thanks for stopping by my before & after of the outdooor living space.. As you know it is a work of art to find just the right elements for an entertaining space!  CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW FAR WE HAVE CAME ON OUR GARDENS!


I thought we were done after we did this addition - however there was still alot of brush on our fence row from a divided fence line with our neighbor and as you can see here grass would not grown on the West shady side of the cottage.  


So we brought in the rock - see all the brush to the left - see the trellis to the left behind the white rocker.. They needed to go as well.. I had a plan !! 

Cleaned out the brush - trimmed the trees back and did away with all the vines growing on 3 trellis 

Beginning to open the space... (no flowers in those pots on the fence yet!) 

Sharing the before... 

 AND THE AFTER!!!! 
Added the cedar/guage wire fence to the left to plant vines and climbing roses.... 

SO happy with it... the dividing fence, we wanted privacy but did not want to shut out our fabulous neighbors! 

Added another pergola... its beautiful cedar so it will have to dry out a few weeks before we paint ... to match the other pergola. 

Perfect for entertaining...  

Better glimpse of the pergola.... The slats on top are exactly 2 inches apart which provides great shade.. Outdoor fans are coming - very vintage and will be hung on the cedar/painted posts...  

He does great work... used the same guy that remodeled our garage, did the side fence now this!  Local to Mckinney call me for their number. 

Looking up .... 

Looking down the side yard towards the street...

More to come when we have fans hung and paintng & planting done!

Thanks for stopping by!

Valarie 
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4 comments:

Mecky said...

It looks great! Your hard work paid off!!

Stacey said...

Wow the space is perfect for entertaining. The pergola and the new fence really change things up. Can't wait to see vines growing on your fence. It looks like you could have a great party out there!

Kathy Moreland said...

Just beautiful! Love what you have done alot!!

NanaDiana said...

It looks so nice, Valarie. You did a great job there-

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