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    My patio prettification....

    Not really an "oasis" but for now it's ours lol I decided that this year, I wanted to redo what little area we have and make it more inviting. Ignore the rug on the fence lol This is how it looks today and I will update this thread all weekend as I will be working all weekend on it

    This is the area corner that leads to the side yard. We will be closing that gate to give us room and keep the dogs contained in the side area lol



    This is literally the only "patio" area we have so it is not that large. The safety fence will come down and is only there to keep our 13yo rescue GSD from falling in.



    Another angle of our area lol



    I will update as I go and keep it with pictures I am always open to ideas lol I bought a lot of stuff already and will be redoing the patio furniture as well. Keep in mind, I am limited as we rent so I can't do what I want or what I would do if it was mine LOL
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    Re: My patio prettification....

    Oh darn, you're renting. My very first thought was how pretty a nice wrought iron gate would look in place of that white door. Something like this:

    gate gi0021 page

    When I see those cinderblock fences used out west, I often wonder if people ever paint them with murals or something?
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    Re: My patio prettification....

    Yup... Renting lol My friends and I actually talked about a beach mural in the back fence and since my cousin is an artist labor would be cheap

    My landlord is pretty cool and would probably let us do a mural as long as we put it back when moving.

    I am limited by area lol but I do love having the concrete privacy fence lol


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    Re: My patio prettification....

    What fun you can have even if you are renting! I LOVE the mural idea!

    Keep us posted on your progress!

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    Re: My patio prettification....

    Just waiting on the sun to come out... Supposed to be around 11am


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    Re: My patio prettification....

    So far.. Pics included of course

    Deck box, umbrella stand, trashcan etc...


    Fence down and weeds pulled



    Got this corner all cleaned out and weeds pull, I want to try and put a "door" there to store floats and misc stuff



    This is biggest area we have so will be arranging this soon



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    Re: My patio prettification....

    Hey it is 11am some where! LOL

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    Look at these ideas for float and toy storage ideas. I like the idea of "over the wall" idea with PVC.

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    Would you be pressure washing the cement decking? When Skippy does ours it is always so amazing looking (even when before I didn't really think it needed any)
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    Re: My patio prettification....

    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy View Post
    Would you be pressure washing the cement decking? When Skippy does ours it is always so amazing looking (even when before I didn't really think it needed any)
    Nope, no pressure washing but we will spray it and probably put some bleach water down and scrub with the push broom...

    We are well underway now lol and the sun is finally out!!


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    What an industrious person you are, clambert! I am excited with every pic and follow along with all your posts. Very nice work!

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    Re: My patio prettification....

    Haha not really industrious just have to work with what I have So this is the result of today's effort

    This was super dirty and canvas so I used a laundry bar to clean it up!




    I incorporated child labor lol


    And finally got somewhat of a set up going!







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    Wow on the bar's work!!!


    hey the kid needs to earn his supper! Nothing like good, hard work for that!

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    Re: My patio prettification....

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    Wow on the bar's work!!!


    hey the kid needs to earn his supper! Nothing like good, hard work for that!

    Kim
    Haha that is him earning 2 hours of video games for about 5 hours work

    I am THAT mean mom...


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    Re: My patio prettification....

    Oh and I had to show this.. I found this cute LED light that wraps around the umbrella pole.. Works fantastically!!




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    wow! Is that battery powered? That's lighting up your whole table very nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy View Post
    wow! Is that battery powered? That's lighting up your whole table very nicely.
    I know right!! 4 double A's!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by clambert1273 View Post
    Haha that is him earning 2 hours of video games for about 5 hours work

    I am THAT mean mom...


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    Quote Originally Posted by clambert1273 View Post
    I know right!! 4 double A's!!


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    Where'd you find it? I've tried solar things around the pool but many seem to peter out pretty quickly so I hate to waste money on more of them.....
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    Re: My patio prettification....

    Well here we are approaching my clean up time in Feb/Mar lol I will say lots have changed around the pool area last year including that horrible spa being filled in which leaves us with way more space! The old pool equipment housing also collapsed (was very old) so we broke that down and got rid of it. The heater was completely fixed AND we had a valve installed that allows me to finally backwash which is really helpful with all the rain right now lol thank goodness my landlord listens to my requests!!!

    So I figured I would just do my updates in the same post.. keeping it tidy. Soon, hopefully starting end of Feb/beginning March, I will begin a whole other "beautification" episode for the outdoors. I have lots of plans in my head that I need to complete on paper Will check back soon after the rain lets up and put up some current pics which will not be so pretty


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