We had high hopes for the courtyard area from the beginning. It has gone through several rehab attempts. First, we cleared out the scraps left behind. That included sanding, staining, and painting the picnic table that was there. We also spray painted the fence and poles. The wavy rim was taken off of the top as well.
The Beginning – A courtyard filled with scraps from the previous owners
Cleared Out Version (First Rehab)
We painted the poles, refinished and stained the picnic table, hung bulb lights, bought some plants, and added a few Pottery Barn candle holders.
The Start of the Shiplap Wall – Chris had the vision for a feature wall. It took awhile to find the wood but we stumbled across a guy selling reclaimed wood at Taylors Mill.
Christmas Time – We had to get it together in time for our housewarming soiree during the holidays. Michaels had great faux greenery and flowers on sale. Amazon had an inexpensive sequined runner. It was still a little plain for my tastes but worked at the time. We even bought an outside heater for our guests but it was too cold for it.
Summer 2018 – We have bought a ton of plants and slowly kept adding to the outdoor space. (Drumroll….) The Big Reveal! (We are never really done but it has come a long way! I’ll post more details about the DIY chandelier and plant wall.