The Patio

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It only took me 6 years to get the back yard to where I love it. HA. It took many mistrials and making my once black thumb green. The kitchen garden is just starting to fill in so I will share that later along with my wall of limelight hydrangeas. They are much prettier once in bloom. The pergola my papa built really made our yard come to life. It gave our basic box some character. He built it back in August and with the spring season I knew I wanted to put it to good use. After pricing out larger outdoor sofa's I soon came to realize we could not afford one so my papa came to the rescue and made me one! It's perfect for napping. Most everything else I had or repurposed in some way. The hammock swings on the play set are quite a hit still and I find myself using them too. Currently the wooden swings are simply wrapped around the top of the set, but the Mr had to help me with that and did not do so till after I took the pics. The roses are iceburg climbing roses that I have had for 3 or so years now. I think by this time next year they will start to cover the pergola and add some more shade. The petals do rain down, but I rather like the fairytale of it all.

outdoor sofa DIY: $55.00 for untreated pine wood sealed with outdoor stain | cushions | navy pillow | pink pillow {old pottery barn}

wicker chairs {old Lowes} similar | pillows {old pottery barn}

coffee table DIY: old plant stand base plus old table top painted with outdoor rustoleum paint

pouf: {West Elm last end of season sale} similar

hammock swings: similar if not the same

metal chairs {old Target} similar  | new navy cushions | pillows {old pottery barn}

wire side table DIY: base {target wire basket } | marble top from old said plant stand