Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Patio Project: The Big Reveal

About one year ago, we found out there was a patio buried in our backyard.

About 2 months ago, we began to dig it up.

About 2 weeks ago, I began power washing it.

Just in time for our first ever Patio Party.

Why would anyone literally bury this cement patio?

I guess we'll never know.

Want to know our budget breakdown for getting our new huge patio?

Zero dollars.


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  1. Buried treasure! That is amazing! I can't believe someone would bury it! And it's in fairly decent shape...kind of like my wood floors - the carpet was protecting them for 40 years. In your case, the grass has been protecting your patio!

  2. Woohoo!! I love the picture looking up at the umbrella! Looks like an awesome place to sip lemonade and put your feet up.

  3. Awesome, awesome, AWESOME! I still can't believe it was buried, but I would be happy because you got a free patio without even knowing it! It looks great! How was the patio party?

  4. Fun! Random luck and hard work certainly pays off! I like the patio party shot of the umbrella - very cute.

  5. my conclusion: Charlie was a moron

  6. That umbrella picture is so pretty.

    I can't believe you found a patio hiding in your backyard! What is that?! All I find are firearms and dustballs in our new place. Not fair.


  7. Wow I got goose bumps at the big reveal! That came out great!!!! All of your hard work paid off (as usual). Great job!

    (Thanks about your nice comment on my daughter's painting!)


  8. Thanks guys!

    We are loving the *new* patio, and have had several gatherings there already. We like to sit and relax as we watch the sun set over the trees, listening to the birds sing. It's a wonderful way to relax after a long day.

    The Patio Party went well! Some friends came over and we broke-in the patio with some grilling, and a whole spread of food and music. We even lit a couple lanterns. It was a great time, and we can't wait until our next Patio Party!

    Thanks for dropping by,

  9. NICE, guys, it looks really good! A few potted green things and you've got a great landing space for summer. And you know I love the budget!

  10. I truly bow down to you for doing so much manual in the quest of finding a cute area to relax :)
    love mary @ apartmenttlc.com

  11. Wow! That's so awesome! What a lucky find. I can't imagine why someone would cover it up!

  12. Those previous owners are insane. Well done!

  13. Thanks so much, guys! I won't lie, it was a ton of work, and I sure went through alot of Aleve, ice, and beer ;) getting it all done (I did it ALL while Tom was busy studying! Wootwoot, go me!) but having a nice large area to gather and relax to listen to nature and watch the sun sink below the trees, is totally worth it.

    And I will never understand what was going through the previous owners' mind when he decided to bury it. Oh well, now it's like our special bit of buried treasure we found. :)

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!


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