Sunday, 31 August 2014

Two for one Ta Dah! Patio and House

Well, here we go, the moment for the Patio Ta Dah! has arrived at last.  The moment for the house repairs Ta Dah! has also arrived.  So it is a two for one Ta Dah!

First of all a few before pictures.




 



Then some finished things!







 






 
 
 
It has been a long journey to get all this done, but it all looks so good now that it has been well worth it, and more importantly, it is so good to know that the house is watertight again and that the water will all be draining away in the right direction, away from the house, not towards it!!
 
All credit for the hard work must go to my husband who has worked so hard on this project, I have been mainly support and design, and making sure that the cups of tea, cake and meals kept coming!  We still have more to do and next summer I will prettify the patio a little more and paint the table and chairs and bench which I never got to, but it is well on the way and looks so much better than it did!!
 
Amy

58 comments:

  1. Amy, you must be so pleased. It is all looking stunning. I hope you are outside in the sunshine enjoying a cup of tea, and admiring all the hard work. x

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  2. Support and design is the best job to have ;) looks lovely I hope your pleased x

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  3. Its looking wonderful Amy, your husband has done a really good job. I love the patio seating area, a relaxing haven for reading.

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  4. Wow, all the hard work and patience has so been rewarded, everything is looking very good, spick and span, hope the weather holds so you and hubby can enjoy a well earned break on your lovely patio xcx

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  5. It looks absolutely flipping fabulous!
    Are you charging visitors now?
    Jane x

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  6. Looking really beautiful, and I'm sure you are really pleased to get things done.

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  7. Amazing job Amy! Beautiful, and worth all the hard work X

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  8. Yay congratulations !!!
    And you know what the best thing is ? Weather predictions are we'll get a nice Indian summer, so you'll have lots of opportunities to enjoy that lovely patio !

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  9. All your hard work has paid off as everything looks wonderful and you must be thrilled with it:)

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  10. Ta Dah! It looks fabulous! Good job by all. I know you're happy to have this part done.

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  11. It looks great, love the patio area. It's good to have a hardworking man with a wife full of support and design.

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  12. Well done! Having lived through a major renovation, I know how trying the whole process can be. Your patio looks very lovely, and I'm glad you now have a water tight house. Have fun thinking about what colour to paint the patio furniture, and all the decorating details you want to do.

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  13. Wonderful, and so well done to you. It will be a huge relief to have it all done and worth the upheaval now it is all over.

    Had a bit of a giggle as I missed the 'before' bit and thought bloody hell if that's an improvement I'd hate to see what it used to look like....Doh!

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  14. It looks really good and I am sure you will enjoy it and feel relaxed knowing how hard you worked all summer!

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  15. It looks lovely. You must be really pleased.

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  16. Omg!!!!!!!!! Amy!!!!!!!! It is flipping gorgeous!!!! I mean....I am without words right now.....seriously.....ok....let me slow down! The patio area is stunning! And your groupings of pots are perfect friend! Love the red color you chose for the door as well! And all of the stone work looks amazing! I know how hard you guys have been working and let me tell you it shows! When I get home I will be pinning your space!! It has inspired me for our space! Happy garden time to you! High fives to you both! Nicole xoxo

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  17. Oh it all looks so good, well done. I know how hard it is during the process but it's such a wonderful feeling when it is finished. :)

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  18. It looks lovely. Your husband did a great job!

    I love bricks! They make a house so HOMEY! :-)

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  19. You have a lovely outdoor spot for dining and resting! Your house looks so pretty! I love it!

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  20. Excellent! It looks great! So pleased it is done and you are happy. You can relax now x

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  21. It's all been beautifully done, you(r husband) have made a wonderful job of it. The terrace is absolutely lovely, I bet it's a great place to sit and relax now, especially with all of that lavender. I love the pot with bay, cyclamen and a white pansy as well, it's really nice. Time to sit back and enjoy all of your hard work I think, I do hope there are a few more warm summer days for you. CJ xx

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous and very, very inviting, Amy. I think your house looks very pretty too.
    Lots of love to you there xxx

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  23. Yippee it's done! Looks absolutely terrific! You will enjoy sitting on your new patio so much and I bet every time you go in or out your new door you will smile and think wow this is awesome! What a huge job and you both did it!

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  24. It looks really good - what a difference the work you've done makes!

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  25. It all looks great and fresh, Amy. A lot of hard work but good results. :) I love the pea gravel on your walkway with the stepping stones. I hope you have some more nice weather to enjoy the garden. Blessings, Pam

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  26. My goodness what a change there has been Amy! It all looks wonderful.

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  27. If every afternoon is like it was with us today, you will have plenty of chance to use it! It looks brilliant, and how proud you must be. What are you doing on the computer?? Get out there and ENJOY!!!!

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  28. Fabulous. Such a lot of hard work, but worth it in the end. Time to sit and enjoy it all now.

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  29. Hey Amy,
    I love before and afters. It makes you realise how worth all your hard work and efforts have been. It looks lovely Amy. We have started discussing plans for radical changes to our garden next year. It's all very exciting, although I shall be tearing my hair out when it happens I'm sure!
    Leanne xx

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  30. It looks great, Amy. You both should be proud of yourselves! :o)

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  31. Wonderful amy! Look perfect!
    Beauty home!

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  32. Oh wow Amy this looks beautiful! All your hard work has really paid off :) xxx

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  33. Well - what an improvement - it all looks lovely - no wonder you are pleased with it.

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  34. wonderful results for all that hard work, wishing you a dry and cosy house from now on x

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  35. Looks fabulous! I'm very envious - we seem to have 'must do' projects coming out of ears!

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  36. Just beautiful.
    And cozy too,
    Love your crochet bowl also.
    Woolie Hugs

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  37. It looks fab Amy! Its so nice to get a renovation project finished isn't it. You can sit back and enjoy it now with a nice cuppa amongst your lovely flowers. T x

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  38. Wow! You and hubby have worked really hard and it has paid off. Here's hoping it's sunny where you are so you can sit on that patio with a cuppa and a slice of cake and admire it. x

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  39. Oh Amy, It has all been worth it. even that dreadfully rude man does not matter now you have the perfect home. I have so much' to do ' but it all just seems so overwhelming. We can't seem to knuckle down and do it. You must be thrilled, sit back and enjoy it

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  40. so beautiful and the patio and garden looks inviting and so lovely! I can imagine sitting out there with a cup of tea and knitting or daydreaming :)

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  41. You both must be thrilled. It looks lovely. Well done xx

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  42. Well done, it must feel so great to have it finished - yay!
    Maria x

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  43. It's looking beautiful - love the patio area with the little lanterns. You should both be very proud of all your hard work. x

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  44. Oh Amy, I am so happy to read this post. Everything looks wonderful, you must be thrilled with it all. I love the little patio area and the rendering is perfect, you must have the nicest house on the street! Well done to your husband, he has worked so hard and his efforts have certainly paid off. Now hopefully we can get this September heatwave so you can enjoy a bit more garden time before the cold weather really kicks in. :)

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  45. It looks great, you guys have done a lot of work.

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  46. It looks amazing! I'm sure you are absolutely delighted with it all. The patio is especially inviting. Well done to everyone involved - even just for making tea and cake.

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  47. Looks realy nice, hard work this gardening lark....
    Amanda xxx

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  48. Love the patio, what a place to sit and while away the last few days (weeks??) of summer sunshine. Thanks for always dropping by my blog. Jo x

    http://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk

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  49. It all looks delightful, you must both be so proud of your house and garden now. I love the patio area, so inviting, I'm sure you will really enjoy sitting out there.

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  50. Wowser Amy! What a transformation... It must be so nice to sit with a cuppa and think, yea, I did this :) Hazel x

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  51. It all looks great. Now please come and work your magic here.

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  52. hi amy,
    wow...it looks great. I love the patio,realy a nice place to sit.
    wishing you a nice time,
    love regina

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  53. It must be a great relief to you both Amy, but not only that it also looks very nice. I hate having workmen or jobs done around the house, but when things need doing you just have to grab it by the horns and get on with it. Well done.

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  54. Two very good ta dahs!! Your husband has done a terrific job - and of course he wouldn't have accomplished it all without your help and support!

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  55. It looks so good, lots of hard work but a great ta-dah!

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  56. Well done Amy and Hubby, it looks great, love the patio with the mix of slabs and stones...just has a soft look to it.

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  57. It's all so beautiful Amy! I love the new patio with the little pea gravel -- you're going to love sitting out there next summer!

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  58. Amy, you and your husband must be very happy with the transformation, how wonderful it all looks now!!!
    Ingrid xx
    http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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