I’ve been dying to share this with you for weeks now, but I promised my husband I would wait until he was done. We’ve lived in our house for two years now, but our backyard has been sorely neglected as we’ve focused on finishing the inside.
This year, we knew we wanted to be able to use our backyard before fall, which is by far our favorite season. However, we wanted to do it without breaking the bank, and so we came up with a plan.
Our pea gravel patio cost less than $100 in materials (although it was admittedly a hefty investment of time considering it took over 40 wheelbarrows full of dirt to level the area). The furniture, which my amazing husband designed and built himself, cost us under $200. Not bad for solid wood furniture heavy enough to withstand the high winds we get across our backyard!
Really, I am in awe of his talent, and I love the way it turned out. It was exactly what I wanted, and it’s very special to use knowing how much time and effort he’s put into it for us.
I’ve shared other projects of his before, but I think this by far beats them all!
Do you have a piece in your home that embodies simplicity and beauty? If you’d like to share it with us in an upcoming showcase, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!