Saturday, March 9, 2013
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Saturday, March 2, 2013
You may have seen the little paver patio off the new solarium in this post. So I just wanted to share some detail photos of the little patio.
This is the area of the yard before both the solarium and the patio. Over there, where the bike, windows, doors and wood are making a mess, that is were the solarium and the tiny patio now live.
As you can see there was a very bad paver patio there before. All the pavers for this project were recycled from the old patio. We got the sand for under the pavers from the beach and the wood was part of the stash that we salvaged from the construction site. So this projects price tag was, free. WooHoo!
A wood border gives the little patio definition and ties it into the solarium, because it's the same wood that the solarium is made of.
The patio slopes down toward the concrete wall and at the end I added a little rock gutter for the water to run off into. We don't get much rain so this system seems to work great, for us.
The price tag may have been free but this a killer project, physically. The buckets of sand were heavy and the pavers seemed light at the beginning of the day, but by the end of the day I was sure they were 200lbs a piece. But it was a one day project so the pain was quick and the little patio turned out really great. So very worth its price in sweat.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
We are redoing our apartment and we are committed to using mostly recycled materials, whenever possible, but still end up with a beautiful space. One of the first things we did was put down recycled wood floors in the kitchen.
Everyone's demos include a blow torch, right? That's not just us, right?
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Since last we saw the recycled solarium, I have finished all that puttying, from part1, all the painting, sealing and trimming of all the windows and doors/walls. The french doors/walls, from part 2, took 6 hours each to paint (three coats of paint) and scrape all the glass clean. But I’m in love with them and the teal too, so yummy.
(Looking in from the living room)
Saturday, January 26, 2013