Sorry everyone. I didn't mean to be away from this space for so long.
The patio project officially began two weeks ago and has been a huge exercise in delayed gratification. It was supposed to be finished by Mother's Day. But you know how construction projects go. First the stone was delivered late, then the sand was late. And then it rained for 4 days.
There were many nights S and I were up until midnight laying these huge stones (really more of him than me) with flashlights. The boys helped fill in the cracks with sand and helped me plant the stepables that will eventually fill in and look something like this. I can't tell you how much I am loving these stepables.
Our stepables include:
- two types of ajuga
- three varieties of thyme (my fave is wooly thyme with its pretty little flowers)
- golden creeping jenny
- irish moss and scottish moss (which really are not mosses at all since they flower)
- and sedum goldmoss stonecrop
We've also ordered some irish moss seeds to see how they will do. They should be arriving via mail this week.
I know you all are wondering if the chairs got a coat of paint or not. Well of course they did! I had a hard time coming up with a color...or colors. But I have loved this little succulent that sits in the middle of our patio table and thought it might be good inspiration for the chair colors. Each chair is spray painted a different shade of blue/green.
*** I have to say it again...I love spray paint. ***
Zane was doing his homework at the patio table yesterday while I was putting a second coat of paint on the chairs. He commented that I must really like spray paint since I had spent so much time with a can in my hand. And after I explained all of the wonderful things you can do with spray paint and how much I loved it...in true 2nd grader style, he told me that if I loved it so much, I should marry it. I told him to call the preacher then, cuz' Im getting married again. He thought that was pretty funny.
The old metal glider got a fresh coat of black paint. And new cushions found on sale for $10 each. And the wisteria was repotted in pretty lime green.
Im really loving how it all turned out. It was SO worth the late nights and juggling who was putting who to bed while the other parent worked outside. We still have plans for a pergola or something to provide a little shade during the hot summers.
So if you need to find me, this is where I'll be...until...about...November.
Happy Thursday everyone...I just noticed the legs on the patio need a new coat of paint. *wink*