DIY Firepit, Patio, and Backyard

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I am SO excited to finally get to show you guys the close to final product on our HUGE DIY backyard project. If you have been following me for the last 14 weeks you will know that this is how long this project has lasted for us. I can honestly say it was a TON of work and the hardest project we have ever done by ourselves (well with the help of our awesome family!!!) but so worth it in the long run. We went from having no backyard (unless you count 12 foot bushes and a forest behind that) to a gorgeous, sodded space with a fire pit and patio! 

Here are some photos of our most recent progress:

In this photo we have the wall, fire pit, and patio completed and sod laid 

Here is another pre-mulch and pre-finished wall shot of the backyard.
Check out all our newly acquired space again pre-mulch!
You might remember we had no side yard either...check it out now!
Here is another view...
Here is a picture out the back door before we made our grill pad and moved our grill..
And our other side yard...
And the picture that makes me the happiest of all (my chair cushions are still inside, sorry!)...

As you can see we still have work to do with landscaping...we need plants and pine straw pretty badly but really that is the fun part compared to all the hard work we have done to make this yard. We are absolutely in love with our new space and can't wait to get it decorated so we can start hosting those backyard summer parties! 

If you want to know why I'm so proud check out the before pictures. 

My encouragement? We did this project totally by ourselves and you can, too! Yes, it will be a lot of hard work (you better be ready to sweat), and yes it will take a while, but you can do it! 

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17 comments

  1. I love your backyard! The fire pit area looks great! If you get a chance, please link up to my link party:
    http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/06/sunday-linky-14.html

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    1. Thank you so much for the invite and for the compliment on my backyard! I just joined your party and am your newest follower. :)

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  2. Wow! Your yard looks great! I keep asking Mr. OTN for a fire but he says I have to finish all the other projects first. Must NOT tell him how much work it will be. Thanks for sharing and blessings to you, Patti

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    1. Thank you, Patti! It was a lot of worth but SO worth it!

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  3. Wow! This is exactly the kind of project my husband would love to accomplish. Looks great!

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    1. Thanks, Tamara! You guys should do it! We love the result!

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  4. That fire pit will be so much fun! Your whole yard looks wonderful!

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  5. Looks amazing! So impressed by how great this turned out!

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  6. Chelsea...new follower from "2 Blessed 2 Be Stressed" blog hop. Love the yard makeover and look forward to connecting!

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    1. Thanks so much! Look forward to connecting with you as well!

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  7. This is totally wonderful and unbelievable. What a lot of work!! I'm featuring this firepit and the wonderful wall you guys made. Awesome! Linda

    All features are also PINNED!

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    1. Thank you SO much Linda for featuring me! It was a lot of hard work but totally worth it! :)

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  8. Love this!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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    1. Thanks for the invite, Cathy! I will go join in on the party now. :)

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  9. Wow, fantastic job, Chelsea! Thank you so much for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday!
    Jamie @ Better With Age

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