phase 1 complete

It's a big day! I'm finally declaring our yard to be finished (for now). I had a list of projects that I wanted done for this year and we have finished everything on the list. In this post, I detailed our plans for this summer. Here's the plan:

  • New wooden table with modern chairs 
  •  Flowers, trees, plants
  •   Grass  
  •   Outdoor  lounge seating area  
  •    Swinging egg chair 
Thanks to my birthday and lots of yard-related gifts, we got everything on this list.  My father-in-law Bob built us a beautiful rustic wood table. I bought white metal chairs from Ikea to complete the look. 

Originally, Nick and I wanted to build a sectional for the other side of the patio. However, with Nick's crazy work schedule the next few months + a new baby, we're a little short on time and decided to shelve this project for a later date. In the meantime, we decided to buy these $14 Adirondack chairs from Lowe's. They are comfortable, not too bad looking, and are cheap enough that we don't feel bad about using them for a filler while we wait to build what we really want. 
Last weekend, Chris and Jason came over and helped select flowers and plants to fill in our flower bed behind the grass. I couldn't really tell you the names of the plants or flowers but I love the little pops of color that they add to the yard.
You can see that our crepe myrtle trees are in full bloom -I love all the bushy pink flowers!

Now my favorite item might just be the swinging egg chair that Nick bought me for my birthday! It finally arrived last night and my sweet husband set it up in the dark so that Hayden and I could enjoy it this morning.  It's such a fun, cozy chair and I can see us spending lots of time out there! 
 Here's a view from up above, looking down on the yard.
 We've come a long long way since we moved into the house back in May. I am so happy to have this beautiful yard and so thankful for all the people that helped us create this pretty outdoor space.  Here's a look at the before, just to remind you of the ugliness that we started with:
 Next spring/summer, we plan on adding an arbor over the whole patio, fixing the patio crack, and building the sectional. For now, we are going to enjoy our new yard just the way it is! 
Check out these posts to see all the progress made on our backyard:
new table. our lawn. getting started. before.

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