Hey guys!!! Today's blog is all about my outdoor patio. I am very happy with the way it turned out and it was not very hard to do. I chose to do a pea gravel patio vs. a traditional concrete patio and I love it.
Our space is 45ft wide and 24ft long (1080 sq ft.) We achieved all of this for less than $400.
We used 6 cubic feet of peal gravel that covers about 2 inches deep.
**Tip get your pea gravel from a landscaping store or local nursery.
Here's what you need to get started:
*Yard Cart (it makes transporting the pea gravel a breeze)
The first thing we did was kill our grass. We used spray from our local hardware store.
We had to stop mid project and order more pea gravel. We were originally going to do a smaller space but we figured go big or GO Home. We really wanted our outdoor space to be a second extension of our home and we wanted to use a lot of outdoor furniture.
This is all the pea gravel down. It really gives us that beauty vibe and we love that.
This is the after!!! Very happy with it.
We painted our sectional black and also changed out the cushions. This sectional has survived two Chicago winters without being covered. This year we plan to use furniture covers because our stain started to peel last year.
I also chose to use an outdoor rug. I think it warms this space up.
I plan to get rid of this table and build an 8 foot table out here.
Thanks so much for checking this project out. I have one more outdoor blog coming soon!
Let me know if this is something that you would do to your yard??
Thrifted File Cabinet Makeover
Hi guys!!! Welcome back! I thrifted this file cabinet for $55 from Habitat for Humanity Restore.
I was looking for a nice for cabinet for months. I did not want to purchase the standard steel file cabinet because they are so ugly.
I was so happy when I saw this at Restore!
I used this Rust-oleum Chalk paint that I purchased from my local home depot. It is also available on amazon for about the same price.
I brought this because I hate sanding and priming and this product eliminates that for me!
Here is the link to it on amazon:
I painted two even coats and I love it. I also spray painted the handles gold. I didn't see a need to replace the handles.
It looks great in my office and I am very happy with is.
I also purchased these chairs from Habitat for Humanity and they were $110 for the pair. I think I got a great deal. It looks really nice in my new home office. Comment below if you want to see a home office tour.
See ya next time!
Hi I'm Shani! I'm a newlywed that loves Jesus!! I am passionate about living a frugal life style, but still having a beautiful home on a budget, I will show you how to tackle different projects for those starting out with Diy.