***UPDATE: See the finished patio here***
Our original plan (seen here if you are just joining us) was to maybe cut the wall in half, make a decent banister and a semi-enclosed patio. Nope. We just through it all out the window and decided to make a pergola-like structure, which completely by accident, now looks as if we have a front door! Please folks, if anything, let this post inspire you to tackle these seemingly intimidating projects around your home. This was WAY easier than we thought, and I wonder why we didn't do it first!
OK, let me show you the progress pictures of this rewarding endeavor - lighting was hit or miss that day, so please forgive my photos!
So here's the original horrifying photo:
So here's the progress so far:
- Paint the Pergola
- Cut, paint, and add 2x2's along the top
- Paint that door RED! (of course)
- Replace the gold standard tiny light fixture with a cute hanging one.
- Get some plants!
Do something different today.
Up Next: The reveal of the finishing touches to this lil patio...