House Tour: The Backyard

I already mentioned that the fenced yard at our new house was a huge selling point, but it wasn’t the only one. We also love the deck.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Back of the house

Our house was an estate sale, and the seller (the owner’s brother) chose to leave a good chunk of possessions behind. Everything you see on the deck and in the backyard is still there.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Back and deck

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Deck

The table and chairs were in really rough shape, with chipping grayish paint. Eventually, we’ll want to replace them with a rectangular wood table, but until then, we’ll be using these. They just needed some TLC – you’ll see that in another post!

Doesn’t mean I’m not daydreaming about this set, though.

Pottery Barn - Chatham Rectangular Dining Set
Chatham Rectangular Extending Dining Table & Chair Set – Pottery Barn

I’m also dying to add two wooden chaise lounges with cushions, so I can lie out there with a glass of wine after work. Something like this, but preferably, uh, cheaper than $750 each.

Pottery Barn - Hampstead Single Chaise Lounge Chair
Hampstead Single Chaise – Pottery Barn

Anywho, the backyard also has some beautiful gardens and landscaping.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Backyard

The woman who owned it obviously loved gardening. Look at this potting shelf thingy!

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Potting shelf

Unfortunately, I don’t share her affinity. I have kind of a black thumb. (Plus, I kind of just hate gardening. And by kind of, I mean totally.) Brad’s pretty good with this stuff, though, so hopefully we can keep everything alive.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Backyard

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Pond

I do love all the thoughtful touches – especially this grassy path on the side of the house.

Glitter and Goat Cheese - Side of the house

It doesn’t look quite that nice anymore. We had some structural repairs done, and while the path survived, some of the bushes didn’t. Maybe we’ll replace them with some hostas. I know how to take care of those, I think. Maybe.

So that’s our backyard! Got any gardening tips? Outdoor living tips? Things you’d add or change? Lay it on me!

     

  • http://www.allieseverydayadventures.blogspot.com/ Allie

    Oh this makes me so jealous! We live in a townhouse, and while we have a nice front yard, we basically have a tiny back porch and a path to the carport. I can’t wait to have a yard and furniture so I can read outside!

    • http://www.glitterandgoatcheese.com Steph F.

      I’ve been developing a lot of our seating plans around reading. :) 

  • http://twitter.com/loverenovations Amanda

    Wow! That’s an awesome deck and I am SO JEALOUS of that greenhouse window! I want one of those so badly!

    • http://www.glitterandgoatcheese.com Steph F.

      IS THAT WHAT THEY’RE CALLED?! I was so excited about that thing, but had no clue what it was! That’ll help us look up how to fix the broken part … Thank you!

  • Julie

    I think a nice cedar arbor would be a good addition to the backyard.  I think I know where I can get one!

    • http://www.glitterandgoatcheese.com Steph F.

      Now THAT is a good idea. Time to start planning a road trip with a trailer!

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