Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Patio Reveal!

I've been mentioning that we had a project coming up we hired for and today part one was completed! We had a cement patio put in and we are obsessed. Now, I know we haven't talked much about the outdoor situation of our house, and to be honest there was reason. The backyard is a great size, but it was not the most attractive site. We started looking at patio ideas end of last summer and we decided this spring that now was the time to make it happen. The company that we decided on was great (E&J Concrete), gave good advice and was quick!

Left this morning with cracked cement and weird rock beds...

...came home tonight to this!

We finally have stairs coming off of the sunroom! So excited to host parties where people can hangout in the sunroom and then go outside.

Whose ready for a patio party!? We should probably find some good patio furniture stat, so we can get to enjoying before the summer gets too hot.

This weekend Dustin is also power washing the siding and this summer we are going to work on redoing the fence and expanding the deck (because the french doors seriously go out into a railing). Then this fall, Dustin is planning on replanting the grass because he said it was mainly weeds and basically we let the workers drive through it today. I have to say it was nice hiring someone to do the concrete because viola! it was completed...a little different from some of our other projects :)

Lots of Love,

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Finish Fireplace...Check!

The past couple weeks Dustin and our friend, Ryan, have been working on tiling the fireplace. I've been posting about it throughout the past couple months, here is a recap of the stages:

Bye bye ugly brown tile, we are getting classy and traditional in this casa! Check out our gorgeous new marble tiled fireplace hearth:

Details on the tile and where we found it, check out the "before" post.

We love it and it's a fun new statement in our living room. It also helps lighten up the space. The guys used leveling board to smooth out the surface below, which seemed to work great. We also decided to elevate it a little and add the white trim to give it a clean finish. Now we just need to get busy on the trim work, so we can paint the mantel and I need to find a new fire screen...for some reason they are a pain to find and really expensive! I'll have to start scouring Pinterest again. For now, my cute pearl garland will have to do the distracting.

Hope you all love the tile as much as we do! I can't wait to put it in the powder room. Unfortunately we hit some bumps there because we have to replace a couple pipes (nothing's easy). I'll keep you posted as always! Also, we have that other fun project coming up that I mentioned we hired someone for...all goes well I'll be sharing that soon!

Shout out to Ryan for helping us with this project and teaching my husband how to tile!

Lots of Love,