Last summer, I pulled together our back patio by trying to coordinate thrifted furniture and DIYd accessories. It actually looked OK, but… I had dreams of something a little more cohesive. Thankfully, Raymour and Flanigan has some AMAZING patio options and they were willing to help a sister out!
Any of you who have been following along with my Instagram stories lately know that we’ve taken out two biiiiig trees around our patio. I wanted to share our experiences with tree removal with you! Something about removing a big beautiful tree always feels sad to me, and I’ve rarely taken them out without moments of regret that we might be making a mistake. Here are some of the reasons we’ve come to for taking out trees in our own yard.
I’m a blogging loser and am sharing one of my favorite projects again with you here. Before you go thinking I’m just recycling content (which I am…), know this: I am WILDLY better at this whole blogging racket now than I was three years ago. And by wildly, I mean ‘occasionally.’ Also? These are TRULY one of my favorite projects so I made them again, took some more pictures AND added a video.
We have a lovely back porch that looks out over the backyard and opens up into the dining room. It’s the perfect spot for relaxing in the summer and it was one of the first spaces I tied together when we moved into this house a couple of years ago. I haven’t really touched it since and… it was time for a little bit of an update.