Friday, March 29, 2013

Outdoor Home Makeover- Sacred Space Part 2



















I'm so excited to finally give you all an update on this project. Even though I'm not even close to done I felt I should show you what I've done so far. The before pictures are on part 1 if you'd like to take a look. The design changed a few times. I had put in some pavers in the middle and mulch all around them and I just didn't like the way it looked. I took them all out and I'll be using them on a different project in the backyard. I love these planters in the picture. I bought them from the 99cent store and filled them with plants I already had. I think they look great and I love that I can enjoy them in the front yard as well as the back.




















The mulch looks so much better than the pavers and I'm happy how it turned out. I originally wanted to make a ring around the trees with big rocks, fill them with soil and grow some plants but instead I just made a ring with rocks that we found all over our backyard and I really like how that turned out. Now we're working on collecting more rocks for the other tree. Hopefully someday soon we can cut that tree trunk down and turn it into a side table.








I originally wanted a small table with two chairs but when I saw that one of my neighbors had this bench out front of their house for free, well I couldn't resist and I scooped it up. I think it looks great in this spot. It's funny that it happened to be there right when I needed something for this spot and the fact that it was free was a big plus. I kind of want to paint it but everyone here is telling me that it looks great the way it is. What do you think? Should I paint it? What color? Or should I just add some colors in small accents like wind chimes or other decorations? Tell me what you think so far. Well there will definitely be a part 3 coming, since I still need to finish and add more things. I'll keep you posted! Have an amazing day today!
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30 comments:

  1. It looks so organized . This ring of stones is a great add . Would uou add more flowers around?
    Noor @ Noor's Place

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    1. Thanks Noor, I also thinks it needs more flowers. Thanks for the idea!

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  2. I agree with Noor. It looks to clean and tidy. More flowers and green would be more awesome.

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    1. Thanks KC! I agree and can't wait to make some more additions.

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  3. The bench looks great. And it's so great that you got it for free! It looks like the perfect place to sit and read a book.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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    1. Thanks Heidi! Can't wait to sit down and read something!

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  4. I'm ready to get outside myself and plant flowers. This cold weather one day, hot the next, cold the next is getting rather old here in the south. Mother Nature needs to get back on her happy pills and stay around for a while with nice weather.

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    1. I hope you get your warm weather soon. It gets a little weird out here sometimes but not to extreme.

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  5. Love how you found a place for YOU. It's shaping up nicely and the feeling of peace and accomplishment will be priceless. Can't wait to see the final pics. BB2U

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    1. Thank You Bohemian Babushka! Even though it's not completely done, i'm very proud and can't wait to add more!

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  6. The bench is perfect! I'd love to have you link this to What to do Weekends Party also. Following you on several platforms. Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/03/what-to-do-weekends-12.html

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    1. Thanks for the invite Linda! I will make sure to add and follow back!

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  7. I like the idea of a sacred space! I have several spots in my garden and your post might just inspire me enough to do something special :-) Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party ! Can not wait to see what you will share tomorrow :-)

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    1. Thanks Linda, I need to head over and see your garden posts. I have so much work to do in the yard.

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  8. Wow - such a lovely natural space. Glad you got rid of the pavers - I can imagine they didn't quite fit.

    The bench is a great find and looks great as is. Maybe a lovely turquoise colour would suit you though?!

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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    1. Hi Sarah! Yea the pavers ended up looking horrible. I think all that moving them around was what hurt my back but I just couldn't leave them there. I honestly would love to paint the bench blue but I promised my husband that the outside of the house and our bedroom would not include any blues. He does not like my color choices so we agreed to set some limits, lol. But i'm itching to paint it!

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  9. I could sit there and read forever. I love the sculptural aspect of the tree trunk.

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    1. Hi Donna! It's funny i'm so conflicted with the tree, sometimes I love it just the way it is and other times I want to cut it down to a table. It was like that when we moved in and the kids love it that way, they like to climb on it, so I guess it stays.

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  10. I love the bench. I could sit there next to your cutely ringed tree and read for hours and watch the kiddos play. Great work :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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    1. Thanks Krista! I need to finish the other ring but since we are using rocks that we are collecting from the back yard it's taking a while.

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  11. What an inviting place to read or sip on some lemonade. :)

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    1. Love, Love, Love your blog! Can't wait to follow along! I see you also love turquoise!

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  12. Looks so nice! What a wonderful little "getaway" place for you.

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    1. Thanks Sinea! I really need to finish it, I have yet to actually sit there, lol! My kids are actually using it.

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  13. It looks great. If you paint the bench it will need to be redone regularly. Paint peels and fades and causes the wood underneath to rot. If you leave it unpainted it is better for it and will look good longer. To treat the wood to preserve it you could use Tung Oil. It would enrich the look of the wood as well as be good for the bench. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Mutti for the tip. I will add color with flowers and some maybe some windchimes.

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  14. What a lovely spot to sit for a spell. It will look beautiful when you get your flowers planted. I love that old cut tree! I have always wanted one on our property, it would look amazing with bird houses on top of each branch. Just nail them on so they stay. Add a bird bath underneath, and maybe a feeder or two hanging from the side branches. A bird sanctuary to watch while you read on your own perch...perfect spot to do this!
    Saw you sharing at Give Me The Goods.
    Debbie :)

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  15. Love the pots on the wall. Looks like a great place to sit with a glass of something cold and read a book :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Wonder! Hope you're having a lovely day!

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  16. Love the wall with the pots - great job!

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  17. Amazing transformation! I love the pots and the bench! Thanks for linking up to our Summer Spruce Up party!
    Restoration Beauty

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