No we haven't fallen off the grid :), although I'm thinking that sounds pretty good right about now. My real job has me working very long days and we have been equally busy on the house projects since my last post.
But enough of that, let's get to the good stuff- Our back garden is nearly complete- Let's take a look-
We both love relaxing outside and wanted to create the feel of an open air room. Our back garden is quite large so we created separate areas for gardening, grilling and relaxing with a glass of wine.
The oak trees create the most beautiful canopy so this space was perfect for "chillin" at the end of the day and on weekends. An outside music system was installed and is great when entertaining, or we hang out just listening to the seals bark down at the beach and the birds swooping through the trees. It's sooo relaxing!
The old copper vessel, crusty french doors and mantle added that touch of rustic charm that instantly transformed this space, and how I loved shopping for all this too :)!
A small garden area was fenced with grape stakes. The pillar in the center with the sun dial was left here by the prior owners. We have incorporated many little treasures like that back into the landscape here.
I haven't planted too much in here yet, just a bit of rosemary for now.
The grilling area is not finished yet. We are building a built in BBQ grill and bar area that will be next to a very large apple tree. So more photos will follow within the next several weeks on this project.
This was quite a transformation. A few before photos are below. This is what the same space looked like when we moved in. This is the area under the trees-
and by the way- our very own little superman loves this back garden too :)