If you haven’t heard me say that we’ve been renovating our garden recently then you must be very new to my page because let’s face it I’m just a tad bit obsessed with it haha!
If you’d told me I’d spend hours obsessing over my garden when we first moved in here I probably would’ve laughed out loud – I am NOT a garden person, well at least until now. I can barely keep a plant alive for 5 minutes let alone an entire garden so the aim of our renovation was as low maintenance as possible – you can read all about how we achieved it on these posts here, but for now let me show you around!
Here are a couple of “before’s” of the space to start us off – we didn’t spend a huge amount of time out here before and it was definitely unloved.
And here is the “after”!
The new seating area is now great for entertaining with a better layout and fire pit for those crisper evenings – I’m looking forward to toasting a few marshmallows out here this summer.
Sofa set – Link
This set has been so popular it’s currently out of stock, similar can be found here:
Similar sofa set – Link
The grey cushions came with the sofa set.
Pale grey cushion – Link
Throw – Link
Lanterns – Link
The spiky plant in the background is made up of two items, we filled the planters with sand for weight, added the plant then topped with some white stones:
Spiky plant – Link
Planter – Link
The fire pit table has been DIY-ed, detailed how to information can be found here.
Original fire pit – Link
Glass guard – Link
The moon string chairs remind me of being on holiday in Mexico!
Moon Chairs – Link
The patio heaters also remind me of sunny holidays – can you tell there was a theme here 🙂
Patio Heaters – Link
The patio tiles are from Tile Mountain and have given the garden an instant modern look, they’re a matt finish so aren’t slippery.
Patio tiles – Link
The brick wall has been replaced by these amazing glass balustrades from Trade Balustrade which has really opened our garden up and made it feel like one big space rather than two disconnected sections. Would highly recommend them!
Glass Balustrades – Link
The dining set matches the sofa set above and the material is really easy to wash down and keep clean!
Dining Set – Link or here Link
Flowers – Link
We’ve also added solar lights to the fence panels along this wall, for solar lights they’re great, they stay dim once dark and get brighter when they detect movement.
Solar Lights – Link
The furniture and cushions live under covers when not in use to keep them protected. The cushions will be probably be moved to the shed for winter.
Covers – Link
Our new outdoor kitchen is the latest addition to this space and it’s a great party piece! Read the detailed post on how we built this here.
Bar Stools – Link
BBQ – Link
Pizza Oven – Link
The fences have all been painted with Cuprinol in Dusky Gem and the flowerbed walls are Johnstone’s pure brilliant white. White stones will soon be going down between the plants to keep the weeds away and look neater.
Bay Trees – Link
The borders contain a combination of real plants and great artificial ones (like I said I’m rubbish with plants – I jumped up and down last week when my rose plant grew it’s first rose lol!)
Artificial plants – Link
Our fantastic artificial grass is from Grosvenor Grass and nearly a year on is still as perfect as the day it went down!
Grass – Link
We’ve also got an outdoor cinema setup for watching movies outdoor (the sofa set will be rotated of course when in use). We upgraded to a motorised projector screen this week because quite simply we can never resist a gadget in this house! You can find our previous cheaper projector screen idea here.
Projector Screen – Link
Projector – Link
We cemented wooden posts into flower pots and screwed hooks at the top to hold the screen up – the posts will soon be painted to match the wall too.
Up and down lighters along the back of the house create a lovely glow in the evenings.
Lights – Link
We’ve got some more garden lighting to come over the next few weeks so will share the after dark garden soon 🙂
The flower beds are also being filled with white stones to help keep the weeds away! I’ve used a layer of weed membrane around the plants then added stones on top.
Stones – Link
Weed Membrane – Link
Our latest addition – huge garden lanterns! These were originally brown and sprayed with a white gloss spray paint, they’ve got glass holders inside so will have candles burning!
Lanterns – Link
Read about how this final look was achieved here – it’s been a HUGE project but so worth it!
Lots of love