Thursday, May 13, 2010

New Patio,:)

Preparing the ground for the patio.

Laying out the site for a concrete border.

Jim working on the steps going to and from the side yard.

Jim made the border around the plants first. Then he laid out the other border for the patio.He used redi mix concrete. Three dollars a bag and mixed them bag at a time in a wheel barrel.Then filled the border with the mix.When it was almost set up..he then cut the marks to make it look like bricks and brushed the top with a brush to finish the look he was after. He plans to make concrete stones for a design on the flooring.Something like slate. He will do a few at a time because he has to lay them out with the wood first and then fill them with the concrete ..etc.The round stepping stones in the pic won't be there when he is done.:) It looks like a mess right now..but it will look wonderful and be so nice for when we let Freedom out.She won't be bringing as much red clay into the house and turning our grayish blue carpet!! :) When he is done we will pressure wash the house too cause it is really needing it.Can you tell?hehe
Well..this is as far as we have gotten..well I should say..Jim has .hehe More to come as it goes.:)

Thanks for looking.:)



smiekeltje said...

It's going to look wonderful, your patio! My God, your Jim is a handy fellow! Such a pity we live so far away from eachother, I could do with a bit of his help LOL!!!
Hope Jim isn't working too hard, he has to take care of himself too!
Looking forward to the pictures of the finished patio!
Have a wonderful day

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

Morning Val!!!!!!!!!
Wow the patio is going to be AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
Finally got ALL my flowerbeds cleaned of leaves!!!!!!!!! LOL
I started to reweed now & hope to plant next week cant beleive that I've gotten this all done this early this year!!!!!!!! LOL
I've taken some pics so now I'll have some before & after ones!!!!!!!!
Nothing else going on right now Derrick stopped by with Kayla Monday with my Mothers Day card but didnt stay long as Kayla was really fussy as her back teeth are coming in plus she has a cold!!!!!!!!

GSCreations said...

ooooh Valinda, WOW WOW WOW, your patio is going to be absolutely stunning, love the design of it with the plants and steppers, a lot of hard work there but going to be so worth it!! Congrats on your new "outdoor space" its a place where one can dream, relax and enjoy anytime!! Cant wait to see it finished, hope you have a wonderful week, hugs to you