The Patio Is Done

So are the chairs. The patio was actually “done” two months ago, but I was really unhappy with the job I did laying the flagstones. Unhappy enough that two weeks ago I pulled them all up and relaid them. I’m much happier this time. Still not professional quality, but close enough for me.

Anyhoo . . .

The before shot:

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A “during” shot (more here, and here):

And today:

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Here’s a closer shot of the patio and my newly refinished chairs (the “before” shots of which are here):

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Like I said, definitely not professional quality, but it’ll work for us.

I’m just glad to have it done. Our previous house didn’t have anywhere to sit in the back yard. This one, as you can see from the “before” shot, didn’t have anything, either. But I’ve always wanted to have somewhere nice to relax and I’ve had a picture of it in my head ever since we bought the house. So to have finally made the picture into reality makes me very happy.

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7 Comments on “The Patio Is Done”

  1. Texas Redhead Loser Says:

    Yay Wheeler! I can’t wait to sit out there and then complain about the humidity before completely wussing out and going back inside. Good times ahead!

  2. Mt Princess Says:

    I love the chairs! Wish I had some just like it!

  3. ttownfeen Says:

    Looks great! How much did it take to get all that done?

  4. wheeler Says:

    time-wise it wasn’t that much. if you just added it all up it took maybe three or four days total. but because i did an hour or so here and an hour or so there it took much longer than that.

    as for money, it was cheap. we already had the chairs and the flagstones. so all i paid for the chairs was maybe fifty bucks worth of primer and paint. the patio might have cost three hundred (timbers, sand, gravel and concrete).

    of course, we paid someone else to do the deck. that was like 2.5k and they finished it in one day. now i kind of wish i’d tried to do it myself.

  5. Greenshirt Says:

    You should’t have fessed-up. I was real impressed with the deck.

  6. ttownfeen Says:

    Still, the patio is a great DIY job. I know it wouldn’t have had the fortitude to follow through with a project like this.


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