>> Monday, September 20, 2010
When we moved in a year ago this was our back yard and porch
And then the first weekend we started this project in August- we had NO IDEA what we were getting into
and perhaps you remember my post about the black cherry tree which halted our progress?
Then finally, the excavation was finished, the cherry mess was cleared away and the brick laying began
The patio project also included the task of taking down the small red stairs that led on and off the porch and removing the railings to make a wrap around staircase so the porch was open to the patio, instead of blocked off and disconnected looking
So yesterday morning, best friends in hand, we finally finished with our project- just in time for fall, lol!
The finished project! I know it's not any award winning backyard makeover like you see on TV, but we did it ourselves- with the help of good friends and it is exactly what we wanted for our lifestyle. Our backyard is now a useable space for our family!