Thursday, July 21, 2011

Gussy Sews Inpiration Challenge: Your Inspiration (My Backyard Oasis)

Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!

Latest craze: my backyard. 

This weeks Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop prompt is: Your Inspiration. It could be about pretty much anything.

Since we bought our home last summer the backyard has not gotten much attention due to other priorities. This year I've taken it on as my summer project though. It still has a long way to go, but I'm happy about how it is shaping up so far with just a few touches. The funny part is my family always jokes that I hide away inside most of the time. I think that is changing though. I can't get enough of it. Even when it is raining I stare at the yard through the back door.

A little before trip down memory lane (when we bought the house): 


.... and onto today!

Someone gave us the patio table with chairs and two lounge chairs. They were light gray and I spray painted them black. Boy was that more work than I imagined! Target had the striped outdoor throw pillows that I loved (and were on sale) so that became my inspiration for the tan cushions and umbrella. I'm thinking of going preppy and adding some bright accents.

Its not a remarkable change, but I'm enjoying working on it. I have visions of a new fence, a patio instead of the rickety deck and a cool fire pit. A cook outs of with family and friends!


  1. Don't you luv when people bless you with your patio furniture_ how awesome. I think it's coming along nicely...:)

  2. Heather... yes! I felt so lucky. Thanks for your comment!


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