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.
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.
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.
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.
Hampstead Single Chaise – Pottery Barn
Anywho, the backyard also has some beautiful gardens and landscaping.
The woman who owned it obviously loved gardening. Look at this potting shelf thingy!
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.
I do love all the thoughtful touches – especially this grassy path on the 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!