Monday, August 13, 2012

BACKYARD PROJECT: final shots

I'm pretty much at a point where I consider the backyard complete, except for maybe hanging a mason jar chandelier from my wedding and adding black and white stripes, so I wanted to share some final pictures I took. I am more than happy with the end result, and as soon as the temperature drops a few more degrees (Alabama heat is miserable!) I will be spending every afternoon out here! And, once it is chilly enough to build a fire, I know we will enjoy the fireplace a lot as well. I'll try to snap a picture of the pergola at night, because the lighting is fabulous. 

If you have forgotten what I was working with, here are a few before pictures (pardon my iphone):


If you missed the update process, then click here, otherwise here is Melrose's new backyard!



Do you see the copper lighting in the corner of the pergola we installed? 


Do you like my boxwoods? I'm still practicing my shaping technique!











So, what do you think? Does it look like my inspiration? I can't wait 'til the entire pergola is covered with the jasmine! Mmm ... I can smell it now! And combined with the tea olives and gardenias, it should smell heavenly back here. 

If any of ya'll are interested in the sources, let me know and I'll do a follow up posts with the links. Have a great week!

18 comments:

  1. Ohh it looks amazing!!! What an incredible place to hang out. Love everything you've done!

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    1. Thanks Tara! I appreciate the kind compliments!

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  2. looks great!!! I love pergolas, but my boyfriend doesn't see the point of them. I want one so bad in our house. maybe I can convince him with this post! :o)

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    1. haha yeah it took some convincing with my husband as well! My main point was once the jasmine fills the top, it will be shaded - definitely what we need to sit out there in the summer! Good luck on the discussion! ;)

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  3. Love it - That fireplace will be fabulous in the fall! Where did you find your boxwood planters?

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    1. Thanks! I purchased them from Grandin Road (http://www.grandinroad.com/box-planter/outdoor-decor/garden-decor/311900?defattrib=&defattribvalue=&listIndex=4) and I really love them!

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  4. your backyard looks fabulous. I too long for the chilly weather to be outside and enjoy the fireplace! Have fun in your new space!

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    1. Thanks so much Laura! I agree - this heat has got to go! Thanks for following :)

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  5. Love it! Love the new black chairs!

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    1. Thanks Kristen! I thought the black chairs added some variety to the set - and Brandon loves the arm rests!

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  6. LOVE!!!!! Amazing. Would be out there all the time with a drink. You are so talented!

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  7. This looks so, so great. I would just start out of the window all of the time and think... I can't believe it! Love a good b&a!

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    1. haha thanks brooke! yeah, I do find myself thinking -- I actually completed this!?

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  8. Holy incredible! Katie Beth - it looks AMAZING!! I would be peeking out of every window all day long if that scene was my backyard!! Awesome exwcution!

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    1. Haha, Thanks Rachel! Believe me, I have been! Great hearing from you -- hope all is well!

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  9. KB, it looks amazing! We are wanting to revamp our backyard, too. Can you tell me what all you planted? I saw the tea olives and you said you did lamb's ear and confederate jasmine, right?

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