Thanks so much to At Home for sponsoring this post and helping to create our outdoor living space.
When we purcashed our home three years ago, the back yard was…well…in dire need of some TLC. It was honestly the worst yard in the neighborhood, so we spent quite a bit of time and effort cleaning it up and making it livable. Finally, we have created our very own Outdoor Living Space. (Be sure to make it to the end of this post for a chance to win a gift card to use at your At Home store!)
After clearing the backyard with a Bobcat with a backhoe attachment, moving a bunch of dirt around, laying 14 pallets of sod, and over 100 bales of pinestraw, we had a yard rather than a jungle.
See? That was our backyard when we moved in. Crazy, right? You can get all the updates HERE.
Last summer was “the summer of the deck”. My hubby Mark spent the better part of June building our deck, and it’s so fabulous! After we stained the deck, Mark decided to keep his carpentry going and built our deck sectional. My mom made the cushions.
Our outdoor living space wouldn’t be complete without this seating area. We purchased a piece of outdoor carpeting to create a rug, and added the fire pit last fall.
This is the perfect spot to sit back and relax, or to entertain when we have friends over.
The hot days here in Georgia do create a bit of a problem sometimes, so we headed to our local At Home store and picked out this massive umbrella, and for night time entertaining, we also added some solar powered twinkle lights and mason jar lanterns.
Isn’t it dreamy? It’s awesome not to have to worry about plugs or wires, since all of the lights are solar powered.
This is my new favorite hang-out spot. I can kick back on the outdoor sofa, put my feet up, and enjoy flipping through my magazines with a glass of sweet tea. I can see my bird feeders from here, too!
Even Daisy Mae approves of our outdoor living space! (Doesn’t she look so excited?)
GIVEAWAY: At Home would like to give one Sweet Tea reader a $50 gift card to use at their local At Home store! US residents only, just leave a comment on this post letting me know what you would use the gift card for, and I’ll randomly select a winner on Monday, 25th!
To see more of our backyard projects, check out these posts: