It’s officially “get out of the house” season in the Midwest.
Can I get an “amen?”
This means that we are working and playing outside as much as we can. Which brings us to a little project …
There’s truly nothing better than our view from the barn. I just soak this in, folks.
And while we love using our deck this spring and summer, we also know that it will get so hot and sunny that it won’t always be the most comfortable place to chill.
Enter the “bottom patio.” That’s the official name.
The space under the deck is beautifully shaded and I want to use that area for hanging out. So that’s a last-minute project we’re working on before we start building our house (IN EARLY MAY, OMG!). This is no catalog project. I have around $0 – give or take – to make this area work for us.
So, here’s our little mini-makeover plan:
Rake out and level the dirt.
- Add mulch everywhere..
- Paint the door and make it a focal point. (I have a plan for this one.)
- Paint the braces? Maybe? Maybe not?
- Add chairs, pillows and a fire pit (already have).
- Add some flowers and pots (already have).
- Get me a glass of wine and leave me alone.
This isn’t a major makeover, but I’m really excited for this little lounge area. And it should also be a great spot all summer long.