At last, after an incredible amount of hard physical work (Marc’s not mine) our lower patio area is complete! Would you like to see the finished project?
Patio Before and After
These are the best type of pictures dont you think? I love looking at before and after images of other peoples homes.
We still need to get more plants growing, ready for next year, then it will look as pretty as the before image.
In part one of this Garden Makeover I explained about the challenges we faced just to clear the area of debris. We also had to take down a tree that had outgrown its space, our neighbour was happy but I was sad to see it go!
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Our Patio Tiles The Details:
It is so hard to make the big decisions isn’t it? The tiles, what colour or size? How many and what other materials will you need? The list is endless…
This is the stage we were at when I last wrote about our garden project:
Tile Mountain, The portico Collection
We had lots of help from our tile supplier Tile Mountain their site is easy to use and very helpful for calculating what amount you need to fit your space.
We chose our tiles from The Portico Collection. These beautiful mid grey tiles are made from porcelain! You can use them inside and out too. They are called ‘Surface Outdoor Mid Grey Slab’
Size: 600mm x 600mm
Why we chose them.
Our lower patio area is long and narrow, if we used the smaller tiles they would make it look even smaller. We didn’t want light coloured tiles, as we have them on our larger patio and when the sun shines on them they give off a hard glaring light. By choosing the grey its softer, calmer and blends the edges which makes the area appear larger.
Being made of porcelain, they feel soft and warm underfoot no matter the weather! The dogs love them…
We made some tealight holders from logs, and everything else we already owned. The cushions from H & M Home, are new. H & M Home (online) is superb place to buy cheap cushion covers. The printed ones are from H&M the other green ones are from Ikea, we bought them ages ago.
The garden shelf
I am sure you will not be suprised to hear that the shelf was handmade by marc, at my request!
I think it adds some kitschy fun. The plants are all artificial and were sourced from The Range
One More Before and After?
Oh, ok then.. if you insist!
It’s hard to imagine not having this lovely new space, we meet there after the day is done and sip our drinks and chat about life. Surely everyone needs a space like that?
I will leave you with one more image of those beautifully laid tiles… Do leave a comment and let me know what you think of all Marc’s hard work….he reads this blog you know!
A DIY: How to Make Rustic Log tealight holders
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Clic the title or the image if you would like to see how we made them?
Posts In June you may have missed?
- Mon, 25th: Wearing Van Gogh To See Frida Kahlo
- Tue, 19th: Helping to Clear the Oceans of Plastic Pollution with Brita
- Mon, 18th: Spare Room Progress Report Vintage Bed & Nora Mattress
- Sat, 16th: 6 Exceedingly Stylish Style Bloggers
- Tue, 12th: Casual Sunday Supper Boho Style
- Sun, 10th: Garden Makeover Part 1 A New Patio Area
- Wed, 6th: A Date Night Down By The Sea With White Stuff
- Mon, 4th: Lately 5 things I got up to in May 2018