It’s finished! I can take exactly 0.47% of the credit for this next project, so this post is to [shamelessly] brag on the hard work of Mr. V!
My, that’s purty. ;)
Ever since we built the deck, it had always been our intent to add a patio off the stairs to the side for a more “finished” space, we just didn’t know when.
Right before Mr. V started finishing the basement (I know, right? Lucky gal, right here) we discovered we had a couple cracks that were leading to some water in the basement.
Crack is whack, yo.
We were thankful to discover the issue *before* we started on the basement, so that weirdly ended up being an [expensive] blessing.
The repair for the cracks meant the workers had to tear up a large chunk of the grass just off the deck – incidentally, *exactly* where we were planning to add a patio. We thought, “perfect!”
So, rather than pay to re-sod or deal with the headaches that come with reseeding entirely, we threw down this oh-so-chic tarp to keep the dirt/mud at bay and worked on finishing the basement. Once that was complete, we had planned to do the patio the following spring.
Then I got pregnant.
And, in a hormone-induced flurry of planning and budgets and ohmywordwhatarewegoingtodoWITHTWOKIDS???? freakout, we calmly decided to put off the patio until after the baby arrived.
And then a year went by. Whoops.
For 2+ years we lived with the tarp
(which achieved cult status in the neighborhood, mind you. It was Tarp-tastic!)
We were totally those neighbors. ;)
Mr. V decided this was the summer he was ready to tackle the project, and before I knew it, he was off to the races.
We collaborated on the design, he tossed a paver catalog at me and I picked out what I wanted, and then, *POOF!* 4 weeks of hard labor later, we have a patio that we can’t stay off of.
The pavers are from Belgard and the style is "Dublin Cobble."
So pretty. :)
Come on over! We’re making s’mores! ;)