We have a long weekend here in NSW for the Queen's Birthday so we are taking advantage of the extra day and we have been playing with concrete.
If you have been around for a while you will remember that just over two years ago we ripped up our back deck that used to look like this
Bit by bit we cleared and levelled other areas in our backyard and used the extra dirt and old pavers, etc to fill in the void below the old deck.
We worked and worked with lots of dirt and rubbish everywhere for weeks
We spent some time researching paving options and in the end decided to make our own using this plastic paving template and concrete.
It was a much cheaper option and the result was just what we wanted.... rustic.
We decided early on to go with a rustic and aged style that way any mistakes could be passed off as part of 'the look'
Finally it was all done, you can read more about it here.
Over the the last two years some of the pavers sunk. We knew this would happen as the dirt underneath compacted further and we knew that the paving would need to be redone.
Fortunately not all of the paving has to be replaced just the area under the pergola where the deck used to be.
So that is what we have been up to and what we are doing today. It isn't pleasant because it is so cold out there and really, I have no enthusiasm for this project considering we've already done it once before :-(
But it will be nice when it's finished.
Before I head out to brave the weather a big 'thanks' for all of your lovely comments on my art work.
It was a bit of fun and very easy to do.
Tamarah from Shabby Vintage Junk is the lucky recipient of the set.
Thanks Tamarah for your lovely encouragement I hope you enjoy the art.
I hope you all enjoy your Monday and I do hope you are doing something more pleasant than I am.