Symea
Symea
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  • Park City, UT

Transforming Ugly Old Gravel Patio


This area by the back fence gets no water. Last year we threw down gravel and old wicker, and left them out through the winter. Such neglect! It looks awful. So the grass decides to grow anyway, go figure.
old and neglected
old and neglected
Poor thing, I promised to give more love
transforming ugly old gravel patio, gardening, landscape, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, patio
First, I spent two days digging and making a two part patio (I found two adorable wrought iron chairs at the thrift store)
oh my back!
oh my back!
Using Krylon Sea Mist, I left some of the old brown showing through spots. My idea of distressing (or maybe cheap and lazy?)
transforming ugly old gravel patio, gardening, landscape, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, patio
Welcome home baby!
transforming ugly old gravel patio, gardening, landscape, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, patio
Where's the wrought iron you say??
transforming ugly old gravel patio, gardening, landscape, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, patio
Ta Daaaa
transforming ugly old gravel patio, gardening, landscape, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, patio
Here are some details you can't really see in the pics.
transforming ugly old gravel patio, gardening, landscape, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, patio
transforming ugly old gravel patio, gardening, landscape, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, patio
transforming ugly old gravel patio, gardening, landscape, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, patio
Solar lights in mason jars
transforming ugly old gravel patio, gardening, landscape, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, patio
transforming ugly old gravel patio, gardening, landscape, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, patio
My husband made his own succulent garden, found a figurine that looks just like our cat, Cheddar.
transforming ugly old gravel patio, gardening, landscape, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, patio
transforming ugly old gravel patio, gardening, landscape, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, patio
Found a few old windows on the road side, added some decals.
transforming ugly old gravel patio, gardening, landscape, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, patio
The green lanterns have a solar light inside. I held it in place with some dried green peas. Seemed like a good idea until it rained...lol. Now it is a lovely place to watch the sunset and have a lemonade.

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