Flagstone Patio Project Sneak Peek

Normally, I wait until a project is somewhat complete to write about it here on the blog, but I’m bending the rules a little this time.

This weekend, we got started working on our Flagstone Patio Project, and we aren’t done yet. But, I want to share some sneak peek pictures!

Who says divas can't be backyard landscapers?

Who says divas can't be backyard landscapers?

The three of us take a break.

The three of us take a break.

Here’s a little background:

When we bought the house 8 years ago, there was a 3-tiered deck on the back.  We instantly fell in love with it. A couple years ago, when we were going to repair one of the levels, we discovered a flagstone patio underneath. We knew there were flagstones under the deck, because we’d “harvested” them for other projects around the property:

We relocated these flagstones from under one part of the deck.

But, until we’d removed the dilapidated wood in that section of deck, we had no idea the flagstone patio was so extensive and elaborate…it even had a step! Rather than replace the deck with wood, we decided to rip out part of that section and restore the flagstone patio.

We were able to rip out the wood and finish the edge on that level of the deck. It’s taken longer to muster the energy to tackle the flagstone patio project, but this weekend, we decided to give it a go.

Do we know how to do this?

No.

Has that ever stopped us before?

Of course not.

We’ve been doing this for so long that our concept of “easy” home-improvement projects is a tad distorted, and we often bite off much more than we can chew.  But, we both have good appetites and strong teeth.

You won’t be able to see the finished product, because that hasn’t happened yet, but we’ve got a wonderful start.

So, stay tuned for the full story…in the meantime, here are some pictures!

Close-up of the patio.

Close-up of the patio.

Please ignore the sand on the deck.  Please?  Thank you.

View from the top.

You can see the flagstone patio off to the right.  This photo gives you perspective.

You can see the flagstone patio off to the right. This photo gives you perspective of the deck as a whole.

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