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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Outdoor Space

I've been working on my backyard outdoor space for several weeks now...
all thru the month of May, really...


 I've shown you my metal planter that I refinished with fresh paint:



and my bright red potting bench.....


I just LUV this.....:>)

and my little resting spot with lots and lots of color...




I was so excited when the UPS man in his brown truck left these boxes for me the other day....

I'd been watching for them for a couple days...






Mr. Sweet moving this tiny box that was sooo heavy he had to use a dolly.

I think all the bolts and screws and stuff were in the little box.


 ...after assembling the pergola, 
in order to be able to screw the inter pieces together,
they had to lay it down...

here family is helping to raise it up....
YAY for family.



...thanks so much for helping us with this....
we so appreciate it.




be still, my heart....
I've wanted a small pergola for a long, long time...

xoxo, bj 

I'll show you how great it looks soon....


44 comments:

  1. How exciting, BJ!! I hope it provides you with a wee bit of shade from that hot TX sun. Can you grow wisteria in TX? I have a beautiful painting in my foyer of a wisteria covered pergola. I should blog about it someday.
    Enjoy your new overhead pretty!!

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  2. The pergola looks fantastic and should shelter you from the blazing sun. Looks perfect, I've always wanted one too. Happy sunning.
    Ann

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  3. That's just awesome BJ! You have an amazing family. :)

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    1. BJ, thanks for sharing this at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You rock!!

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  4. What fun!! You will enjoy it so much, but then you already know that!!

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  5. Just like an Amish barn-raising but on a smaller scale!

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  6. How beautiful! As I was scrolling past your sitting area I was thinking to myself, she needs some shade! Is the pergola going over the sitting area?

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  7. I know you will love this BJ . It's so nice to have a group of caring helpers. :) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  8. I love your pergola! Maybe that should be my summer project. Maybe not -- I'm pretty sure it wouldn't look half as good as yours!

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  9. Oh how cool. Congratulations. I'm about to go to the store. I think I need to read your next post first! Did I see Blackberries?

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  10. Oh how cool. Congratulations. I'm about to go to the store. I think I need to read your next post first! Did I see Blackberries?

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  11. I want one!!! It is really pretty and I know you will spruce it up and it'll be gorgeous.

    Judy

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  12. So cool ... Isn't it wonderful to be able to order exactly what you need! This is really going to be perfect for summer! Tho I think that resting space is pretty perfect already!

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  13. Oh my goodness I'm in love, I have been wanting a pergola all my life, (well seems it to me) I must have a pergola Now!!

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  14. And now you HAVE it!!! I am so happy for you!!! It all looks very summery and beautiful!

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  15. You have some great ideas and are fortunate to be able to carry them out. Everything looks perfect for the area. The thing that really caught my eye, is the little barn/house on your red potting bench. As you know by now, I am a little different.

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  16. How bright and charming everything is---that green and white is simply stunning. I Do love those things---Daddy built one onto the back deck a couple of weeks before our wedding, and we got married under there, with a couple of hundred lawn chairs all spread out in front. Then a couple of friends brought in the two punch tables and cake table, and it became a lovely refreshment area.

    And I can NEVER remember how to pronounce it---all I know is it's NOT, like Miss Sissy Prater always called hers, a "Pagoda."

    Awaiting the reveal!

    r

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  17. I would love a pergola, but there is no room for one at this point in time in our yard.... Well there would be if I got rid of the fire pit or the perennial bed and I am not going to do that at this time.

    I can hardly wait to see the big reveal.

    God bless.

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  18. You just about have that back yard like you want it now, bj. Or are there more surprises up your sleeve? Well, guess it's too hot to have a sleeve... but you get the picture. (grin)

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    1. Latane...I hope you see this...I have left comments on your blog 2 times that I get a notice in my email that it didn't work....?
      here's the comment I left on your blog today:
      "Hi, Latane..so good to have you come by...and yes, I do, indeed, have
      several more items that I will add to my tiny backyard space... as soon as
      that big brown, UPS truck gets here....:)
      Love all the pretty flowers...."

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  19. A pergola. How wonderful for you, BJ! I would love to have one. It looks great and I am excited to see how you will gussie it up. I just know it will look fabulous!

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  20. That looks great! Congratulations!

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  21. Yippee for your new pergola! Love it. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

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  22. I love a pergola. We have a small one too and I am trying to train a vine to grow up and over the top. It looks like it may get there this year. What great potting bench, love that. You have so many pretty places in your yard to escape to, I love them all.
    Happy week…….

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  23. How nice! We've wanted one for a long time too. I just showed your pics to my hubby and said, hint hint! haha! Hugs!

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  24. A pergola!!! How exciting...and pretty! I know you will love it! It is beautiful, and yes, thank God for family!!!!

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  25. Such a pretty new header! You'll have fun decorating that pergola. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

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  26. I would say I wanted one too, but up until now I didn't know what a pergola was.

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  27. What a great idea - and you had lots of help to make it a reality! I can't wait to see what you plant near it.

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  28. With wisteria growing on it.....?????

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  29. Good morning bj, We are in Ft. Worth Texas this morning. I had a waffle in the shape of Texas. Big smile here. Can't wait to see your pergola when it is finished. I love the look of them too. Your outside is looking fab!!!

    We are going to Houston to see our new baby great granddaughter today. Yippee!

    Love, Jeanne

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  30. Oh I love it to. and have wanted one on my patio for 24 years, bless my heart haha
    however guess i'll just enjoy yours
    I just didn't know the right people to get one

    so glad the family was there to help
    at my age I'm thinking about moving closer to some family

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  31. You always get the most wonderful things. Looking forward to seeing how you decorate it. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  32. Well this is just wonderful and pretty. Looks like you had some wonderful family to assist you too!
    Thank you for sharing this inspiration with us at TOHOT!
    Jemma

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  33. Love your new pergola! Can't wait to see it after you put your special touches on it!!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  34. BJ,
    Love the planter, the red table and the new pergola, dear friend!
    Even I, the not so out~of~doors Lady, love getting outside this time of year!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  35. I adore pergola. Keep the reports coming!!!

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  36. I love your new pergola- and everything you have done this spring, but seeing your sweet family helping made it extra special!
    Thank you for being at TOHOT.

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  37. Your family is the best! You're going to love your pretty pergola, bj!

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xo bj